Seattle CARES Mentoring partners

Partnering for Greater Results

Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement is proud to partner with the City of Seattle, King County, several school districts and other nonprofit organizations to serve our community.

City of Seattle
Seattle’s Department of Education and Early Learning fully supports the Our Best: Black Male Achievement Mentoring initiative, and a new grant from the city’s Family Support Services program offers disadvantaged families services centered on learning, healing and fostering connections. Thanks to the city’s vision, leadership, commitment and collaborative strategies, together we can attain what’s never been achieved in Seattle: Dismantling racial disparities, removing barriers to equality, and transforming systems that adversely affect our most marginalized communities.

King County Best Starts for Kids
We’ve received funding from King County’s Best Starts for Kids for several years to support our Rising programs at Denny International and Meany middle schools, as well as the Voices for Change lecture series.Together, we’ve been working to achieve better health and well-being for our children, youth, families and communities.

4C Coalition
Founded in 1999, the 4C Coalition is a Seattle-area nonprofit focused on mentoring youth. Participating youth are matched with adult mentors who share their hard-earned wisdom and engage with young people from a place of genuine interest and respect. The 4C Mentoring Model enables adults to give back to their community and allows young persons to profit from their guidance in a supportive, structured, non-intimidating environment.

Since 1966, Casey Family Programs has worked to improve the wellbeing of children, families and the communities in which they live. It is the largest operating foundation in the nation with a focus on safely reducing the need for foster care and creating better futures for children and families.

Marguerite Casey Foundation works to ensure that government prioritizes the needs of excluded and underrepresented individuals, families and communities. It supports locally-based organizations like Seattle CARES who focus on communities that are excluded from influencing the decisions that shape their lives and which are often the last to share in the society’s rewards and freedoms.

The Renton School District, which encompasses some 33 square miles across seven municipalities, makes sure each of its students graduate with options and are prepared to participate fully in our democracy. Within a safe and challenging learning environment, it serves a diverse population of nearly 15,500 students at four high schools, four middle schools, 16 elementary schools.

Churchome in Kirkland, Wash., offers a welcoming environment where everyone can feel at home. It creates a place of belonging where individuals and families can attend religious services and actively participate in community programs and activities.

Liberated Village

Formerly known as Trauma Informed and Restorative Practices (TIRP) Village, the Liberated Village is a community of 30 partners who are working together to implement innovative anti-racist trauma-informed and restorative practices across 55 schools in ten school districts. By bringing students, families, teachers, school districts, community-based organizations, and local government together, the Liberated Village partners recognize that it takes a community to help children and youth succeed.

Seattle Public Schools
Seattle was among the first in the nation to pilot My Brother’s Keeper, a mentorship program that has resulted in improved attendance and academic achievement for African American students. The program primarily focuses on African American male students in the 7th grade, creating positive mentorship opportunities at school, during extracurricular activities and on the weekends.

Freedom Ministry Baptist Church

Freedom Ministry Church offers programs focused on lifting up its community. They range from youth violence prevention to stable family housing.



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