We’ve been thinking a lot about education. Last week, we hosted Lisa Chick from Alliance for Education for one of our Roadmap to Recovery events. In the last few months, sea.citi and some of our members partnered with Seattle Public Schools and others to run the Family Tech Support Center — helping families navigate the shift to online learning. Did you see our report? On Monday, our partner Communities In Schools of Seattle is launching their back to school supply drive. This week, there’s news that King County’s transmission rate is too high to safely reopen schools. What questions do you have about regional public education? Digital equity? How reopening schools ultimately impacts general reopening plans? Drop us a line and let us know.
The sea.citi Team
- Amazon has extended their work from home policy even as it cautiously reopens offices.
- Amazon is planning 20 healthcare clinics for warehouse workers and their families.
- Apple allocated its first $400M to address California’s housing crisis.
- Black Innovation Alliance launched this week with aims to serve as a unifying force for the many organizations focused on supporting Black innovators.
- Google is launching professional certificate training.
- Milkrun, a farm-to-doorstep delivery startup, is expanding to Seattle.
- SoGal launched a Black founder startup grant.
- Stuff the Bus — help Communities In Schools of Seattle get students ready for going back to school with tech supplies.
- Contribute your talents — join DemocracyLab and friends online this Saturday at the Summer Create-a-thon.
- Build your empathy muscles — by Read[ing] A Book! With Kara.
- Write a love letter — to your favorite restaurants. Let’s fill up the PNW section of this map!
- Elevate your slide deck game
- Find the right technology balance for you
- Experience why time feels so weird right now
- Write fluently in any language
- Make a wish
- Early results from coronavirus-vaccine testing in Seattle are promising.
- Washington State launched a grant program to invest in broadband infrastructure.
- Gov. Inslee has paused reopening until at least July 28.
- Canada-US-Mexico borders will likely remain closed to non-essential travel until August 21.