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Lake Washington Schools Foundation

Invest in students. Invest in our future.

Redmond, WA   |  www.lwsf.org

Mission

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation gathers and deploys community resources to enhance academic access and to nurture all students’ emotional well-being in the Lake Washington School District.

Ruling year info

2005

Principal Officer

Katy Philips

Main address

PO Box 83

Redmond, WA 98073 USA

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EIN

55-0891792

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

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Pantry Packs

Pantry Packs provides weekend food packs for food-insecure LWSD students each week. With community donations of time, funds and kid-friendly food, volunteers come together each month to “pack the packs.” Volunteer drivers then deliver the packs to more than 43 participating schools, and each week school coordinators distribute the packs to hungry children in preschool through high school.

Population(s) Served

Kids Coming Together is a program that provides opportunities for local youth to make new friends and connect with their community through events led by high school students.

Kids Coming Together helps kids in grades three through eight to develop lasting relationships through community service. Because it may be difficult for parents to get their kids to come to an event designed for them to “make friends,” Kids Coming Together focuses on relationship-building through community service projects. Projects are intentionally scaled for small groups to increase opportunities for connection, and might include helping a neighbor in need, trail repair, visiting a senior living facility, or caring for animals at local animal rescue facilities.

These events serve the community and facilitate a welcoming environment in which children can engage with their peers and potentially gain a support system.

Population(s) Served

The LINKS Lunch Buddy program provides one-on-one mentoring for youth in the Lake Washington School District. Volunteers are adults from all sorts of backgrounds, educational levels, and stages of life who can spare an hour a week to spend with a child. Activities vary, but one thing remains constant: the adult is there to support a child’s social-emotional development.

Training and ongoing support are provided to the mentors to ensure that they interact with the mentee in a way that improves students’ confidence and helps them acquire the skills needed for lifelong success, in school and beyond.

Population(s) Served

Free and interactive help with the college applications process via workshops and webinars.

Population(s) Served

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a formal, nationally recognized training program that introduces adults to the distinct risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help youth who are in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

This training provides participants with the critical and life-saving skills to recognize when a student is experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis and to know what actions to take to get the student connected to the resources they need.

Population(s) Served

Lake Washington Schools Foundation partners with the districts equity efforts through the commitment of a 5-year grant to increase the diversity of library collections across the district. As part of our grant, district librarians receive training to perform diversity audits of the fiction collections in their libraries, and to take action to broaden the diversity represented in these collections. Funding is then be provided to each librarian to select and purchase new books based on needs identified in their diversity audit. Through our partnership with the district, our hope is that every student will be able to see themselves and their peers represented in more inclusive and expanded library collections.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Students
Children and youth

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Lake Washington Schools Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Irene Neumann

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/16/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

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Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

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