WA-BLOC CDF Freedom Schools
Dear Change Maker,

WA-BLOC (Washington Building Leaders of Change) is a non-profit organization rooted in South Seattle committed to building Black and Brown Excellence in the education system to transform our communities. Founded in 2016, WA-BLOC is led by a team of intergenerational, place-based leaders who provide year-round “place-based” programming at Rainier Beach High School with a mission to empower academic, creative, community-connected lifelong leaders through high-impact academic and “place-based” leadership development.

WA-BLOC has been selected as a sponsor organization for the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program this summer. The CDF Freedom Schools program provides summer school enrichment that helps youth fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, mobilizes their community for social action, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning.

During the months of July and August, WA-BLOC CDF Freedom Schools program will provide a FREE summer school for 100 youth ranging from 6th-12th grade in both the Central District and Rainier Beach community. Through this program we build literate, motivated, empowered leaders of change. With a 10:1 student to teacher ratio, our scholars will experience a program ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in life. Nationally, over 70,000 children have matriculated through the program with nearly all of the children’s parents testifying to an improvement in their child’s scholastic achievement the following school year. Locally, Rainier Beach scholars grew an average of 24 months in reading levels last summer. In 2015, scholars led a successful transit justice campaign to challenge the current walk-zone policy, ultimately leading to 3,000 students receiving an ORCA card that previously did not qualify under the school district's inequitable walk-one policy.

We invite you to join us in our mission for community change through providing high quality summer learning and intergenerational leadership development. Please see next page for detailed job description and application form.

We ask that you submit a cover letter/resume, two professional references, and the Servant Leader Educator Application form for consideration.


Please complete the following application by clicking "next". Should you require additional information please do not hesitate to contact us at lwright@wa-bloc.org

Thank you,
WA-BLOC team


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