HOW WE CONNECT
Connecting tech and innovation workers to each other and opportunities in their community where they can learn and make a difference, together. sea.citi brings together tech through hands on volunteering and programming designed to bring local community to life. We regularly support local public schools, investing in the future of our city and industry.
With our partner Communities in Schools of Seattle we rallied volunteers and headed to Van Asselt Elementary and South preK-8 to show hard-working teachers we appreciate their work. Regularly, these teachers go above and beyond the call of duty of teaching and help young people overcome barriers like transportation, food, housing, or behavioral support.
Supporting Education Levies
The 2019 renewal of the education levies is critical to supporting a high-functioning school district. The Educational Programs and Operations Levy, covers the operating gaps the State currently does not fund. For example, the State funds nine nurses, the district employs 63. The Building Excellence V Capital Levy funds the construction of new buildings, design for future schools, and equitable technology investments in classrooms.
Through our partnership with Pacific Science Center and Communities in Schools of Seattle, we were pleased to help provide free STEM programming to qualifying schools for the 2018-2019 school year. Our volunteers and PacSci’s Science on Wheels visited Denny Middle School, South Shore Elementary, Van Asselt Elementary, Pathfinder K-8, Aki Kurose Middle School, and Highland Park Elementary participated.
Collaboration with National and International Organizations
We were pleased to represent Seattle at the Tech City Summit in 2019. We joined seven other organizations working on local tech advocacy from across the U.S. and Canada, including sf.citi, Tech:NYC, Austin Tech Alliance, Communitech, the Greater Nashville Technology Council, Bonjour Startup Montreal, and connecting in via webcam, TechToronto.