Seattle Foundation: Fostering Resilient Environments

At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, Treehouse surveyed staff about the impacts of COVID-19 on students in their programs. They found that 44% of students in their Graduation Success program needed academic support, tutoring, or homework assistance, and 36% of foster and relative caregivers needed more help to meet the educational needs of kids and young adults in their care.

Treehouse stepped up to meet this need by pivoting to deliver programs remotely and with more flexibility. They also advocated for federal emergency relief funds to specifically support the students they serve. This advocacy resulted in $1.3+ million for the Treehouse CARES project, which provides support for tutoring and helps address the educational and social-emotional impacts of the pandemic.

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