Monday, May 6, 2013

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Two Events to Note

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Two Events to Note:

Two Events to Note

Both events are on Wednesday, May 15th.

One is the Seattle Foundation's Give Big day, the one-day online event to prod/inspire people to give to one (or more) of 1400 non-profits.  It goes from midnight to midnight.  Seattle Foundation then gives "a pro-rated portion of the matching funds.  The amount of the "stretch" depends on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised over the day."

Last year's total?  $7.43M.  That's big.  If you are going to give, make it go farther. 

Education groups include:
  • 826 Seattle - a tutoring group that I work with.  A great, great organization that serves students in multiple ways, both at their own site and in schools.
  • ACLU - supports civic freedoms in many ways including defending the rights of students