Migrant and Bilingual Education Programs
All children in Washington State have the right to a public education, grades kindergarten to 12, up through age 21. Students may qualify for additional support through the Migrant or Bilingual Education Programs if: A language other than English is spoken at home. The family has recently moved for agriculture or fishing work.
Watch this video to learn about the rich history of the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs.
LATINOS: The Changing Face of Washington
This is the teaser for the one hour KCTS 9 documentary that examines the history of Latinos in Washington state, their dramatic population growth and the impact in politics, education, immigration and entrepreneurship in the state.
Become an advocate for Washington's Hispanic Communities Your tax deductible contribution will support our advocacy work in the following areas:
- CHA's Spanish Language Outreach Radio Program, "Conozca su Gobierno con Uriel Iñiguez
- Washington State Latino/Hispanic Assessment Report
- Leading Change Through Advocacy
Mr. Iñiguez was appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire as Executive Director of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs on June 2005, and reappointed by Governor Inslee on January 2013.Read More
13th Annual Students of Color Career Conference
March 26, 2015 08:00 AM / 01:30 PMStudent Fitness Center425-388-9306Conference
Everett Community College Student Fitness Center
• Keynote Speaker
• Career Presentations by Professionals of Color
• Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
• College & University Admissions
• Scholarship Recipients Announced
• Dare to Dream Student Awards
• Free Prizes, Food and Entertainment
• Spanish Sessions Offered
SoCCC is a dynamic college, career, tech/trade, work and life fair for middle/high school students to explore careers. This conference provides students with an easy and comfortable forum to meet and ask questions of many of our area's most prominent professionals and leaders of color.
In the past they have had speakers participate in the following panels:
Arts, Business, College Admissions, Communications, Education, Fire Science, Information Technology, Science, Engineering, Math, Medical/Healthcare, Public Safety, Social Services, Aerospace & Aviation, Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrician, Professional/Technical Careers, etc.
If you'd like to be a panelists, please see the link below.
The understory is the engine room of successful prose. It is the sweat lodge and the haunted house and the shadowland. It is the invisible narrative, the indirect means of telling a story. Bad writing teachers call it imagery—but imagery is merely the first step down under. Urrea will explain understory as a unique writing tool. Nonfiction writer Margot Kahn Case will moderate the Q&A.
Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific and acclaimed author of fourteen books, including poetry, essays, and novels. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, to a Mexican father and an Anglo mother, Urrea’s work is inspired by his cross-cultural upbringing and unique perspective of life on both sides of the border. His first book, Across the Wire, which draws from his experiences working with Tijuana garbage pickers as a missionary in his early twenties, was named a New York Times Notable Book. Among his most celebrated works is The Devil’s Highway, a revealing nonfiction account of twenty-six Mexican immigrants lost in the torrid, desolate Arizona desert.The book was a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and a Kiriyama Prize winner. He has taught writing workshops at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Bay Community College, and the University of Colorado.
Join us as we raise awareness and funding for CDSA! CDSA helps kids succeed in school and in life by providing high-quality, affordable preschool, kindergarten-readiness, before/after school enrichment, and full-day summer learning camps that build the foundation for success.
Emcee: Enrique Cerna, KCTS 9The son of Mexican immigrants, Enrique Cerna was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. He joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. He has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, produced and reported stories for national PBS programs as well as local documentaries on social and juvenile justice, the environment, and Latinos in Washington State.Enrique has earned five Northwest region Emmy awards and numerous other honors. In June, 2013, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle for his work as a television professional.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephan Blanford, Seattle School BoardDr. Blanford was elected to the Seattle School Board in 2013 and brings a wealth of experience as a youth leader, researcher, parent and advocate to his role. He believes passionately that the school district can achieve the twin goals of equity and excellence for all of the families whom it serves. As principal and co-owner of Lighthouse Consulting, he specializes in the equity objectives of Washington State’s public schools. Previously, he led several nonprofit organizations serving the educational or youth development needs of children from birth to college age in Seattle.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Community Day School Association (CDSA)
5333 15th Avenue S, Ste. 1L
Seattle, WA 98108