How We Innovate

Right Now Needs Fund - (December 2018 to March 2022)

$2.8 Million
distributed to students and families with immediate needs
instances of student support across all 106 Seattle Public Schools
distrubuted for food

Right Needs Now Fund (December 2018 – March 2022)

  • $1.2M in funds distributed to students and families with immediate needs
  • 35,052+ instances of student support
  • $550,000+ distributed for food
  • $502,000+ distributed for shelter
  • $160,000+ distributed for clothing support
  • $25,000+ distributed for school supplies
  • $12,000+ distributed for health services

Right Needs Now Fund COVID-19 Response:

  • 35,052+ instances of student support
  • 63% for food
  • 34% for shelter
  • 1% for school supplies
  • 2% for clothing support
  • $535,210 spent since March 2020; in the past 12 months $815,803 has been spent

Seattle Teacher Residency

STR graduates teaching in SPS
students to learn with STR educators daily

The Seattle Teacher Residency recruits, trains, places, and supports excellent, committed teachers in SPS Title I schools. Graduates reflect the diversity of SPS students.

Research shows that teacher diversity has a direct positive impact on student success. STR plays a critical role in diversifying SPS’s teaching workforce. Residency participants commit to teaching at a Title 1 school in SPS for five years after graduation. This innovative program and partnership created a new pipeline of teachers who more closely reflect the diversity of the students they teach.