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Mayor Harrell and Education Leaders Announce Expansion of City’s Award-Winning Seattle Preschool Program  

Applications for the 2024-2025 school year now open for Seattle three-and four-year-olds, with affordable and high-quality education programs available. Seattle (March 18, 2024) – As part of Seattle’s commitment to bring high-quality preschool to our city’s young learners, Mayor Bruce Harrell and education leaders announced 16 new classrooms for the… [ Keep reading ]

As State Legislative Session Begins, Mayor Harrell Highlights Key Priorities for Seattle

Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell shared key legislative priorities for his administration and the people of Seattle as the Washington State Legislature begins the 2024 session. Mayor Harrell is calling for bold action on critical public safety, behavioral health, and other priority issues that impact Seattle and cities… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Preschool Program Wins Second National Gold Medal for High-Quality, Accessible Early Learning Programming 

Seattle – For the sixth year, the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) has received national recognition for high-quality preschool programming. The award was presented by CityHealth and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University for Seattle’s publicly funded preschools, which include SPP, Seattle’s Pathway program, and the… [ Keep reading ]

Downtown Activation Plan: Mayor Harrell Signs into Law Early Legislative Priorities 

New legislative actions deliver on the seven bold goals identified in the mayor’s Downtown Activation Plan, to transform Downtown into a top destination for Seattleites and visitors year-round. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined community leaders to celebrate and sign a slate of newly adopted legislation supporting the City’s Downtown… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Host Basketball and Pickleball Tournaments Downtown, Reenergizing Public Space at Taylor and 5th Ave 

Mayor Harrell’s Downtown Activation Plan brings excitement and people downtown to basketball tournament this weekend and pickleball tournament next weekend, launches new pickleball court at the Taylor & 5th Ave Plaza  Seattle – Bringing people, sports, and excitement Downtown this weekend and next, the City of Seattle, Seattle Parks Foundation,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and Coalition of Health Leaders Launch New Youth Mental Health Initiative Focused on Prevention and Early Intervention

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined Seattle youth and education, health, and community partners to announce the launch of Reach Out Seattle, a new initiative focused on prevention and early intervention of youth mental and behavioral health challenges. By uniting 12 sectors and stakeholders across the city, the initiative… Filed Under: Education and Youth, Public Health

Seattle Youth Invited to Teen Town Hall and Resource Fair on Wednesday, June 7 

Seattle-area youth ages 13 to 19 are invited to “Back to the Future”, a Teen Town Hall and Resource Fair on Wednesday, June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144. This FREE event is an evening to shine… Filed Under: Education and Youth

Mayor Harrell Announces New Drowning Prevention and Youth Aquatics Initiative, Swim Seattle 

Seattle, WA—Today, Mayor Harrell together with Seattle Parks and Recreation, and recreation, child safety, and drowning-prevention partners, announced a new drowning-prevention and youth aquatics initiative, Swim Seattle. Swim Seattle is a new initiative that will combine the efforts of YMCA, Public Health—Seattle & King County, Associated Recreation Council, Washington State… Filed Under: Education and Youth

Mayor Harrell and Councilmember Tammy Morales Announce Expansion of City’s Award-Winning Seattle Preschool Program, Now With 89 Sites Citywide  

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year open today for Seattle three- and four-year olds, with dual-language and inclusive programming options available. Seattle (March 15, 2023) – Following a chorus of “Bienvenidos” by 40 preschoolers and their teachers, Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Tammy Morales announced seven new expansion classrooms for the… Filed Under: Education and Youth

Mayor Harrell and Councilmember Mosqueda Advance Millions Toward Increased Mental Health Resources for Seattle Students 

Supporting Seattle students following Ingraham High School shooting, increased funding will bring City investments in mental health resources and School-Based Health Centers to $9.4 million in 2023 and $9.6 million in 2024.  Seattle – The City Council’s Budget Committee unanimously approved Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda’s joint proposal to… [ Keep reading ]