Past events


June 2017 – “Cultivating the Genius of Black Children”

What?     This FREE event will be the first of a series of trainings and events hosted by the SKCDC this summer and fall. This particular event is a collaboration between African American Family Gatherings and the SKCDC, and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan – teacher, researcher, curriculum developer, administrator, education coach and author of “Cultivating the Genius of Black Children”. We will also celebrate and recognize the students present at the event! Dinner will be served. 

Who?     Parents, students and families are the main audience, and educators are also welcomed.

When?     Tuesday, June 27, 6:00 – 8:30PM 

Where?     Salvation Army White Center Community Center, 9050 16th Ave SW, Seattle 98106

Child care:     Child care will be available for kids 7 and over in the community center’s game room. Stipends for alternative child care arrangements will be available based on fund availability for those who pre-register at the link below.

Travel stipends:     Stipends for travel will be available based on fund availability for those who pre-register at the link below. 

REGISTER at this link by Friday, June 23:

See the FLYER and spread the word to families!


March 2017 – Charter Schools 101

Coalition members have expressed interest in learning about alternative education options outside of traditional public school, and making that information available to other families as well. Since that interest was raised, coalition member Kristopher Green (East African Community Services) has coordinated with Washington State Charter Schools Association, as well as local King County charter schools to host:

Charter 101 Info Session
Tuesday, May 2, 6:00-7:30pm
Rainier Beach Library
Refreshments and Childcare provided

Program will include:
– Short presentations from King County area charter schools
– Q&A session with a panel of charter schools parents
– Ability for parents to sign up for more info or
sign up their student to attend the school

Please spread the word to interested parents and families! 

Charter Schools 101 FLYER


January 2017Grassroots & Funder Convening

December 2016Community Dialogue on Discipline

Parents, students, families and advocates, YOU’RE INVITED!

Community Dialogue on Discipline
Hosted by the SKC Discipline Coalition

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6-8pm
Salvation Army White Center Community Center
9050 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Your voice is needed to shape how Washington schools handle school discipline!

Earlier this year, the Washington state legislature made major changes to our school discipline laws. For example, the new law requires school districts to hold “culturally responsive and culturally sensitive” reengagement meetings with families and students who are suspended or expelled for more than 10 days to plan together for the student’s return to school. Additional changes have been made, but the details have not yet been decided on what these changes will look like for students and schools.

This is where you can make a difference!

The State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) will rewrite our state’s discipline rules in the spring to give more specific instructions for school districts on new requirements. Participating in this community dialogue is one chance for you to share what YOU THINK the new rules should say! The feedback shared at this gathering will be compiled and provided to OSPI to ensure that YOUR VOICE is HEARD as they get ready to rewrite the discipline rules for our state.

Kids activities will be available at this event.

Please RSVP & direct questions to

Survey on School Discipline

Can’t attend the Community Dialogue on Discipline on 12/13,
but still want your voice heard?

Participate in this SURVEY by Dec. 19th.