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Rapid Resource Project Announcement

SafeFutures is thrilled to announce that we received a grant from the Road Map Project Rapid Resource Fund. We’ll use the funding to identify direct service needs of immigrant, refugee and at-risk youth across South King County.

SafeFutures has successfully served Seattle & South King County for over 20 years, partnering with the hardest to reach youth through culturally responsive, integrated education support services. For example 98% of eligible seniors at SafeFutures Youth Center graduated high school or earned a GED in the last 5 years overcoming multiple barriers to completing their education.

SafeFutures’ has shown that our service model is scalable and we are growing to serve a wider population due to shifting demographics and wage disparity across the region. It will take a network of service providers to achieve similar outcomes with the majority of regional youth from low income and communities of color. So we’ll be reaching out to key nonprofits, grant makers and service users in White Center, Burien, Des Moines, Kent, Tukwila and SeaTac to document access to services for immigrant, refugee and at-risk youth needing education re-engagement, gang violence or truancy prevention services.

SafeFutures goal is to share the results in summer 2018 to:

  1. Help smaller direct service nonprofits identify which communities need which services, allowing them to develop targeted and impactful programs.

  2. Provide regional funders with a concise community overview describing the most needed services to close education access and equity gaps.

  3. Summarize services for immigrant, refugee and at-risk youth of color to show what support is available related to education access, juvenile justice system involvement and gang violence prevention

We're excited to continue our partnership with the Road Map Project and believe the results of this work will positively impact youth lives across South King County in 2018 and beyond.

About SafeFutures

SafeFutures has served young people in Seattle and South King County for 20 years. We support low-income minority, refugee/immigrant youth and their families. Young people emerge from SafeFutures confident, resourceful, engaged community members.

About The Road Map Project

The Road Map Project is a community-wide effort to drive dramatic improvement in student achievement from cradle to college and career in South King County and South Seattle. We believe collective effort is necessary to make large-scale change. Our common goal and shared vision facilitates coordinated action, both inside and outside school .

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