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Oct 2021

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021

Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which is part of a broader movement to address the erasure of Indigenous peoples and recognize the contributions, cultures, and resilience of Indigenous peoples in our country and around the world. Launch’s work occurs on unceded Coast Salish land and the homelands of the Duwamish people, and we ...

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Oct 2021

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Honoring Disability Awareness Month & Filipino American Heritage Month

At Launch, we regularly celebrate the cultures and identities of our children, families, and staff. Creating an inclusive environment that honors and uplifts the experiences and authentic selves of our students ensures that they feel seen and valued, develop an understanding and appreciation of different cultures, and are better ...

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Sep 2021

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We’re Moving!

Time to update your address book! We’re excited to announce that Launch is moving this week to our new office in the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle, just a few blocks south of Franklin High School. This office space is located close to the schools and communities we serve, and gives us more space to […]

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Aug 2021

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Fall Program Start Dates & Back-to-School Resources

We’re looking forward to welcoming students back to school this fall, some of whom have not been to in-person school since March 2020! Launch programs will start on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 for 1st-5th graders and Thursday, September 9th, 2021 for Preschool and Kindergarten. Below are some resources and tips for easing the ...

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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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