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Jun 2021

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6/28/21: Program Closures – Extreme Heat

9:15AM UPDATE: Beacon Hill is now closed. Due to the unprecedented heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, a number of Launch programs are closed today. Our Highland Park, Madrona, Maple, and Miller Community Center Annex programs will be closed. For now, our Beacon Hill, Hawthorne, and John Muir locations will remain open. All of our ...

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Jun 2021

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Join the Launch Team! Now Hiring Preschool & School Age Teachers!

Are you looking for a fun and engaging teaching position that truly has a positive impact on the children in our community? Are you looking to do meaningful work as part of a successful, mission-driven non-profit organization opportunity? Do you love teaching?! If the answer to each of those questions is “Yes”, then keep reading! ...

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Jun 2021

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Celebrating & Honoring Juneteenth

Dear Launch Community, Tomorrow, we celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the true Independence Day for the emancipation of African-Americans in the United States. While many people think that the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery in America, in reality the last slaves were not freed until Union troops arrived in ...

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Jun 2021

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Celebrating the last day of school

Dear Launch Community, Friday is the last day of the 2020-21 school year, ending the strangest and most challenging school year of our lives. I want to take a moment to acknowledge the incredible work that our children, families, and staff have done under difficult circumstances and thank you for your support of our kids […]

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Jun 2021

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Celebrating Pride

Dear Launch Community, Happy Pride month! This June, we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and the incredible strides we’ve made towards equality and equity over the past 50 years. At Launch, we’re driven to create spaces where our students are encouraged and uplifted into being 100% themselves, and develop their understanding ...

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May 2021

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Thank You Teachers! Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, when we honor and celebrate the amazing work that teachers do to educate and support young people. Please join us in thanking Launch teachers as well as all of the other educators in your life! The past 14 months have been one of the most challenging times to be […]

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Apr 2021

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Justice for George Floyd

Today, a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd. I’m relieved and heartened that justice has been done and his killer is being held accountable for his actions. This will not give George Floyd his life back, but I hope it brings a small measure of comfort to his family in […]

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Mar 2021

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Registration for Summer Camp 2021 is now open!

Have the Best Summer Ever! Join us for a super fun summer program with lots of cool activities that will help kids make friends, create, discover, and learn! Kids will get to do engaging, hands-on enrichment activities that will help get them ready for when full-time in-person school resumes in the fall, and they’ll also […]

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Mar 2021

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In solidarity with the Asian American community

During COVID-19, our country has seen a disturbing surge of discrimination, violence, and hatred directed at Asian Americans – one report found that hate crimes against Asians have increased 150% between 2019 and 2020. Launch strongly condemns the anti-Asian racism that is sadly becoming increasingly prevalent across the United ...

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Mar 2021

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Searching for a Bookkeeper/Accountant to join our team!

Want to make a difference for children and families? Join our team! We’re currently hiring for a Bookkeeper/Accountant to join our Finance team. Apply today through the Careers page of our website! The Bookkeeper/Accountant is an important part of the Finance team and is responsible for managing and implementing all ...

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