The Capital STEM Alliance is pleased to share its first regional Impact Report! Learn about our journey and all the services we offer. Read our Impact Report here.
Lewis County Thrives
The Centralia Prevention Coalition is hosting two cost-free Parenting Pre-Teens Together series for parents and caregivers with youth ages 9-14. Parents can connect with a community of other parents raising teens and preteens. We will be providing dinner and childcare. Please share with your friends, family, coworkers, clients, etc! All are welcome! We recommend signing up with a group of parent friends to make it more fun and keep the learning going after the series ends. Register at: www.centraliapreventioncoalition.org/ggc. Please see the flyer for additional details.
- October Series — Thursdays, October 19 – November 16, 5:30–7:30 pm | Centralia High School
- January Series — Thursdays, January 11 – February 8, 5:30–7:30 pm | Centralia High School
The Community Foundation is happy to announce that Give Local 2023 will take place from November 6–17, and registration is now open! Below are some important notes regarding Give Local 2023, as well as links to the registration and FAQ pages.
As our world continues to struggle with an ongoing epidemic and fights for human rights, it is more important than ever that our communities work together to create a better future for all. At the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, we believe that generosity is a catalyst. It creates hope and possibility. It embraces the needs of real people. It celebrates our shared humanity.
We launched Give Local in that spirit back in 2017 to create a local online giving event where our generous community members are connected to the causes they love, all on one platform. Participating nonprofits from Lewis, Mason, and Thurston Counties are encouraged to reach out to new and returning donors to build enduring relationships that inspire positive change in our community that is born through generosity.
Registration Special Note:
Immediately after submitting your registration, check your email for a confirmation message from “Community Funded.” There will be a link in the email to “review your submission,” which must be opened within 24 hours of your submission to activate your account.
To register for Give Local 2023, please visit spsgives.org and select “Nonprofit Registration” at the top of the page.
To learn more about Give Local eligibility and guidelines, review the full Give Local 2023 Nonprofit Guidelines. For general information and resources on how you can participate in Give Local 2023, check out our Nonprofit FAQ.
Back to School and Mental Health: Supporting Our Children for a Successful Year Ahead
By: Sunny Patel, M.D., M.P.H., Center for Mental Health Services — Read the full blog post here.
“As the heat of the summer reaches its peak and (hopefully soon) gives way to the cooler autumn breezes, it’s time for children and youth to return to school. This transition — filled with excitement, anticipation, and some natural apprehension — is an annual ritual for millions of students across our nation. As we prepare for the new academic year, it’s crucial to remember that school readiness isn’t just about having the right supplies; it’s also about mental health.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is committed to promoting mental health and preventing substance misuse as a critical part of overall health and wellness. As part of this commitment, we want to equip parents, teachers, and students with resources and tools to foster a mentally healthy return to school.”
Pacific Education Institute is accepting applications for Student Projects. K-12 teachers—Do you have a group of students passionate about the environment and climate? If so, submit an application for them to present a project to their state leaders and legislators! In collaboration with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), PEI invites you to join us at our annual statewide Student Summit at Lacey Community Center on January 25th and 26th, 2024.
Applications to bring a student group are due September 15, 2023.
- Apply here