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Mayor and Seattle Office for Education Announce the 2013 Families and Education Levy Summer Learning Grant Recipients

Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle Public School officials, community leaders, and local students and parents, gathered at Northgate Elementary School to announce the beginning of a city-wide investment plan to support summer learning programs – the first of its kind – included in the 2011 Families and Education Levy. 

The Levy will invest in school and community-based programs serving students entering Seattle Public Schools’ elementary, middle and high schools in order to provide struggling students with additional learning time to avoid summer learning loss and catch up with their peers. 

Nine organizations have been awarded funds equaling $903,924, which will be used to benefit more than 950 students this year.

Recipients include:

•     Seattle Parks and Recreation
•     Seattle Public Schools
•     The Denise Louie Education Center
•     Denny International Middle School
•     YMCA of Greater Seattle
•     YMCA 9th Grade Transition
•     Refugee Women’s Alliance
•     Southwest Youth and Family Services

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