Seattle University’s initiative to improve academic achievement for low-income children gained support with new grants by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and national retailer Target.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has committed $10 million to the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) for a program that will benefit children and families in the Yesler Terrace community. The partnership involves SHA, the College Success Foundation, Neighborhood House, Seattle University and others. Seattle is one of five cities receiving grants under the new Choice Neighborhoods Initiative.
Seattle University junior Nathan Ward provides academic support to a student at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School.
“We are grateful to HUD and Target for their support,” said Kent Koth, director of the Center for Service and
Seattle University launched the Youth Initiative last year as a long-term, comprehensive plan to create a pipeline of academic support for neighborhood youth. The initiative seeks to improve the academic achievement of low-income youth living in the Bailey Gatzert neighborhood while strengthening the education of Seattle University students and expanding professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.
For more information, visit SUYI.