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Community Partnership Report

Highline Public Schools values strong partnerships. We cannot do this work alone. We are better when students, families, educators and community work hand-in-hand. We are lucky to have partners that share their amazing expertise and programming.

Many of these partners come on to schools grounds to work directly with our students. These partners require a partnership agreement. Currently we have partnership agreements with 75 different partners. Our partnerships have grown by 60 percent since 2015-16.  

Community partners and partnership agreements are managed under the department of Student Support and Family Engagement by Nikki Fogerty, Community Partnership Specialist with support by Kisa Hendrickson, our Chief Engagement and Partnership Officer.

In this report, organizations with partnership agreements are documented. We show the amount, growth, program type, breakdown by service area, and highlights of their work.

Printable Report

Partnership Information

Total Partners Per Year

Table shows the total partners per year from 2015 to 2019. The current year as 75 partners.

Partnership Agreements Created Per Year

Shows the number of agreements created showing an upward trend from 2015 to 2019.

Partnerships by Type

Shows the breakdown by percentage of Partnerships per type.

 

Arts:

Arts Corps
5th Ave Theater
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Trackademics

Reading and Writing:

Brown Girls Write
Team Read
Reading Partners

STEM:

eMode Math Foundation
Playwell Teknologies
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Washington Informal Science Education Consortium (WISE)
SeaTac United
Techbridge Girls

Health and Physical Education:

Cascade Bike Club
FEEST
Girls on the Run
Team Works
Washington Youth Soccer
WSU Food Sense
HealthPoint
Planned Parenthood
Upower
Smile Partners

College and Career:

South Seattle College TRIO Program
College Access Now
College Success FOundation
Summer Search
UW Dream Project

Mental Health:

Accelerator YMCA
Asian Counseling and Referral Services
Atlantic Street Centers
Catholic Community Services
Childhaven
Consejo Counseling & Referral Services
Cowlitz Indian Tribe
NAVOS
Seneca Family of Agencies
Sound Mental Health
Southwest Youth and Family Services
Therapeutic Health Services
Valley Cities
WAPI - Washington Asian Pacific Islanders
You Grow Girl!

Mentorship:

Ace Academy
Boys and Girls Club
Burien Parks and Rec
Communities in Schools
Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center
GEM
Girls Inc.
Harvard-Crimson Achievement Program
Highline College
Shine Bright
Somali Youth & Family Club
Urban Impact
Friends of the Children
Treehouse
Rainier Scholars
YMCA - Tyee Scholars
YMCA - Alive and Free
Yes! Foundation
Yes! For Schools

Prevention/intervention:

Domestic Abuse Women's Network
Nexus Youth and Families
PSESD
Avanza - King County
KCHA
King County Superior Court
Reconnect to Opportunity
UW School of Social Work
White Center Community Development Association
YMCA Case Management
Guided Pathways

Restorative Justice:

Choose 180
PointOneNorth Consulting

Partnerships by Service Area

Mental Health partners and DAWN are open to all schools. WISE is open to all elementary schools.

Mount Rainier Service Area

Mount Rainier High School

Choose 180
College Access Now
College Success Foundation
Dream Project
Highline College
Nexus Youth and Families
Rainier Scholars
Summer Search
Team Read
Treehouse
Brown Girls Write, SPC

Pacific Middle School

Dream Project
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Highline College
Nexus Youth and Families
Treehouse
Yes! For Schools

Des Moines Elementary School

Environmental Science Center (ESC)

Marvista Elementary School

Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Girls on the Run
Shine Bright

Midway Elementary School

ACE Academy
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Team Read
WSU Food Sense Program

North Hill Elementary School

Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Girls on the Run
Techbridge

Parkside Elementary School

Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Girls on the Run
Shine Bright
Washington Youth Soccer

Tyee Service Area

Tyee High School

5th Ave Theater
Cascade Bike Club - Major Taylor Project
Choose 180
College Success Foundation
Communities in Schools
Dream Project
FEEST
Highline College
Nexus Youth and Families
South Seattle College TRIO Program
Summer Search
Techbridge
Treehouse

Chinook Middle School

Dream Project
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Highline College
Nexus Youth and Families
TEAM-WORKS
Techbridge
Treehouse

Bow Lake Elementary School

Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Girls on the Run
SeaTac United
Somali Youth and Family Club
Techbridge
Washington Youth Soccer

Hilltop Elementary School

Arts Corps
Burien Parks and Rec
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
SeaTac United

Madrona Elementary School

Communities in Schools
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
GEM
Girls on the Run
SeaTac United
Techbridge

McMicken Heights Elementary School

eMode Learning Foundation
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Play-Well Technologies
SeaTac United
Techbridge

Highline Service Area

Highline High School

Burien Parks and Rec
Cascade Bike Club - Major Taylor Project
College Access Now
College Success Foundation
Communities in Schools
Dream Project
Harvard Club of Seattle - Crimson Achievement Program
Highline College
Nexus Youth and Families
Rainier Scholars
Summer Search
Treehouse

Sylvester Middle School

Burien Parks and Rec
Choose 180
College Success Foundation
Environmental Science Center (ESC) 
HIghline College
Nexus Youth and Families
Rainier Scholars
Southwest Youth and Family Services
Treehouse

Gregory Heights Elementary School

Arts Corps
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Girls on the Run
Shine Bright

Cedarhurst Elementary School

Arts Corps
Burien Parks and Rec
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
GIrls on the Run
Shine Bright

Hazel Valley Elementary School

Arts Corps
Burien Parks and Rec
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Girls Inc.
Girls on the Run
Shine Bright
Team Read
Techbridge
Washington Youth Soccer Association

Seahurst Elementary School

ACE Academy
Arts Corps
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Girls Inc.
Girls on the Run
WSU Food $ense Program

Evergreen Service Area

Evergreen High School

Boys and Girls Club
Cascade Bike Club - Major Taylor Project
Choose 180
College Success Foundation
Dream Project
FEEST
Highline College
Nexus Youth and Families
South Seattle College Trio Program
Summer Search
Team Read
Treehouse
Urban Impact

Cascade Middle School

Boys and Girls Club
Cascade Bike Club - Major Taylor Project
College Success Foundation
Dream Project
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center
Highline College
Nexus Youth and Families
South Seattle College TRIO Program
Techbridge
Team Read
Treehouse
Yes! Foundation

Beverly Park Elementary School

Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Girls on the Run
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Reading Partners
Techbridge
Washington Youth Soccer

Mount View Elementary School

Arts Corps
eMode Learning Foundation
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Play-Well Technologies
Shine Brights
White Center CDA

Shorewood Elementary School

Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Girls on the Run

Southern Heights Elementary School

Arts Corps
Burien Parks and Rec
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Shine Bright
WSU Food $ense Program

White Center Heights Elementary School

Environmental Science Center (ESC)
White Center CDA

Alternative Programs

New Start:

Avanza-King County Superior Court
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Nexus Youth and Families
PointOneNorth Consulting
Reconnect to Opportunity
Trackademics
Upower
YMCA at New Start

Big Picture:

Arts Corps
Environmental Science Center (ESC)
Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center
Highline College
Nexus Youth and Families

Raisbeck Aviation:

Nexus Youth and Families

PSSC:

Nexus Youth and Families

Program Highlights

Students participating in Choose 180.

Choose 180

Students Served: 65
Schools Served: 4
Highlight of your work this year: One of the highlights this year has been working with Highline High School to support two young people who were at risk of suspension as a result of their involvement in perpetrating hate speech on campus. Through their engagement, the students participated in transformative conversations about race, privilege and social justice.
Strength of your partnership with Highline: Through our work we have been able to build strong relationships with both the students and the staff which has been a terrific asset in helping bridge connections between them. The students have benefited from the space we create is structured to amplify their voice which helps them set goals while building a self-lead strategy to reach them.

Navos Participants

NAVOS

Students Served: 500
Schools Served: 16
Highlight of your work this year: The facilitation of the Latina Girls group at Mount View Elementary has been a highlight. We all appreciate the open lines of communication with school staff to ensure students connect with mental health support. Schools value our services to students and work hard to make sure our staff had adequate confidential space to meet with students.
Strength of your partnership with Highline: The quarterly meetings we have with the Highline district team are a strength. We appreciate and value the collaborative spirit of these meetings.

Student working on a science project

Techbridge

Students Served: 296
Schools Served: 11
Highlight of your work this year: The girls at Cascade Middle School visited Amazon and Valve for their field trips. During the Amazon trip, they learned about Amazon’s many robots used at their warehouses and designed their own. They also worked with UX designers to analyze the Amazon website.
Strength of your partnership with Highline: Integration with district-level planning. Because the Techbridge Girls partnership is coordinated at the district level, Highline Public Schools staff guide and accelerate our expansion, enabling us to serve more girls each year.

Students sitting.

Communities in Schools

Students Served: 1290
Schools Served: 3
Highlight of your work this year: A highlight of our work this year has been relationships with students. One student in particular is Yasmine. Yasmine and I met outside one day as I was speaking French to a couple of students. She was in awe as she stated “oh my god I didn’t know you speak French! I always see you around. Are you a teacher?’  From that day on, Yasmine comes to my desk to check in everyday and eventually turned in her case management permission slip. As the weeks went on Yasmine was getting into fights, skipping class and failing all of her classes. Besides building a relationship with Yasmine, I also built a relationship with her mom who is from West Africa. Her mom was very worried that Yasmine was going on the wrong path. For weeks, Yasmine and I worked on a plan where she worked on missing assignments, stayed after school and tried to stay out of trouble. Right now Yasmine is passing all of her classes except one, which she is working on getting that grade up.
Strength of your partnership with Highline: Strengths of our partnership are relationship development with students, families, school staff, teachers, counselors, and administration, development of partnership with outside resources (i.e Mary's Place) and collaboration with social worker team and partnership team at Highline.

Students in the FEEST Program at Tyee.

FEEST

Students Served: 194
Schools Served: 2
Highlight of your work this year: We heard from hundreds of students about their experiences with school food and improvements they'd like to see implemented. We collaborated with Nutrition Services to add six youth-created recipes to the district lunch menu and implement new culturally relevant items on the menu every week.
Strength of your partnership with Highline: This year, we’ve deepened our partnerships with teachers, students and administrators in the Tyee and Evergreen communities, and have expanded the breadth of our connection to include a broad range of partners and collaborators.

Students playing the drum

Arts Corps

Students Served: 1676
Schools Served: 9
Highlight of your work this year: Our Creative Schools Learning and Belonging program has had the wonderful opportunity of serving Hazel Valley and Mount View Elementary for the entirety of the school year. These particular partnerships involved having an in-school teaching artist and having after school teaching artists. Our teaching artists have supported events and workshops at these schools which allowed for families to be exposed to the creative experiences of their children.
Strength of your partnership with Highline: Nikki Fogerty and Stefan Nelson from Highline Public Schools have been great advocates to our programming by providing us support with logistical information such as classroom enrollments and information to professional developments.

Students visiting colleges

College Success Foundation

Students Served: 949
Schools Served: 7
Highlight of your work this year: FAFSA/WASFA completion rate for all Achievers (88% and climbing) & a push for other non-CSF students to complete as well (in support of College/Career Specialists), Overnight Spring Break College Tours- 45 Junior Achievers explored EWU, CWU & WSU, Signature scholarships awarded to senior Achievers: 

  • HHS- 9 seniors received WSOS scholarship, 1 Act Six, 7 received the Highline Alumni Foundation Scholarship
  • MRHS- 8 seniors received WSOS scholarship, 2 won Des Moines Dollars for Scholars, 1- Highline Council PTSA scholarship
  • THS- 8 awarded WSOS, 3 L1000, 5 Highline Foundation
  • EHS- 5 seniors awarded WSOS scholarships

Strength of your partnership with Highline: Alignment and support for school/district events and activities related to college/career such as: CollegeCon, Future U, and Career Exploration Trips. CSF advisor and program manager participating in the Highline/YDEKC Community Partnership Cohort.