Expo Recap:  Education and Literacy 📚

The November 10th Expo focused on organizations serving locally and globally. Clarion West and Communities in Schools are both active in Washington. Jojo’s Sanctuary focuses on Thai youth. One World Now! is a bridge between local and global with programs to prepare PNW youth for the global community. From the Employee Giving Drive website, you can make donations & pledges, set payroll deduction or volunteer time for these education and literacy focused nonprofit organizations.   

KC Employees may listen to the expo recording via Stream.

Clarion West       EGP Code: 9916

Clarion West is a nonprofit literary organization that runs an acclaimed six-week residential workshop every summer, online classes and workshops, one-day and weekend workshops, a reading series every summer, and other events throughout the year.  Their mission is to support emerging and underrepresented voices by providing writers with world-class instruction to empower their creation of wild and amazing worlds in speculative fiction. Through conversation and public engagement, we bring those voices to an ever-expanding community. Visit the website to learn more about they are forging new voices in speculative fiction and creating greater accessibility, equity and inclusion for a range of ages. Scholarships are available for all programs.

A cartoon image of a blonde boy with glasses and a girl with dark hair and skin happily looking at a book.
Whether learning a language or writing the book, so many great programs focused on education and literacy.

Jojo’s Sanctuary         EGP Code: 10807

Wow! So many programs from this small but mighty organization focused on education, protection and empowerment for vulnerable children and families in Thailand. From scholarships and school uniforms to personal safety and citizenship support, the team of five staff have provided critical support to hundreds of youth in Thailand.

Communities in Schools Washington           EGP Code: 10992

Communities in Schools has a mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. With networks across the state, Communities in Schools has 4 locations in King County:  Federal Way-Highline, Kent, Seattle and Renton-Tukwila.

During the pandemic, they continued collaborating with partners to meet the educational needs of Washington students. Nearly 500 community partners and over 2600 volunteers enable the work to serve over 81,000 students. How might you show up and be all in for kids by supporting their work financially or with time in the schools?

OneWorld Now!         EGP Code: 10037

Did you know that Mandarin Chinese is the language spoken by the most people globally, but only 1% of US students are studying Chinese?  Now think of the other global majority languages – One World Now is playing an important role in providing language learning access to thousands of teens in grades 8-12.  This includes classes, leadership, study abroad and context for WHY learning a language is important, thus preparing students to be global citizens. They have a strong focus on creating access for students who may not have financial means for study abroad experiences.

Click here to watch the recording of the expo.