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The Reader – New school-based health center

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New school-based health center to improve student learning

Using funding from the current Families and Education Levy, Mayor Mike McGinn and the City Council announced on Friday that International Community Health Services has been selected to be the lead agency in developing and operating the City’s newest school-based health center at the Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center, a school for 6th to 12th grade immigrant and refugee students. This program will improve the health of our City’s youth. Data shows a direct correlation between student health and performance. A recent peer-review study shows that usage of Seattle’s school based health centers was related to a 33 percent decreased likelihood of dropping out of school when compared with students who had similar risk factors but who didn’t utilize school-based health center services. You can read more about the new school-based health center here.

Cascade town hall on Thursday

Mayor McGinn will be holding a neighborhood town hall in the Cascade neighborhood in order to hear directly from neighborhood residents. The town hall will be at the Cascade Neighborhood Center (309 Pontius Avenue North) on Thursday, April 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. The format will be an open question and answer session; anyone is welcome to attend and share your questions or comments.

Get Engaged in city governance

Do you want to help make Seattle a better place to live? The Get Engaged program places young adults ages 18-29 on the City of Seattle’s public boards and commissions, and they’re taking applications for 2011-12. Get Engaged commissioners serve a one-year term starting in September of each year. The program identifies and support young civic leaders, strengthen Seattle by contributing to a robust local democracy and build community networks. If you’re interested in learning more, there’s an information session with current commissioners at the Metrocenter YMCA (909 Fourth Avenue) at 7 p.m. on May 2. Or, you can start your application now by clicking here.

Upcoming Events (for more see


April 19: Seattle Trails Planning – Trails in Seattle Parks: Present and Future, 7:00 p.m., Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Avenue South.

April 20: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare class, Central Library, 12:00 p.m., 1000 4th Avenue.

April 21: Cascade neighborhood town hall, Cascade Neighborhood Center, 10:00 a.m., 309 Pontius Avenue North.

April 23: Dedication for Hubbard Homestead Park, 10:00 a.m., 11203 5th Avenue Northeast.

Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration, 10:00 a.m., Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop, Fairview Avenue East & East Blaine Street.

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Posted by: Robert Cruickshank