WABS Executive Director Emily Yim, who also serves as the Chair of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), is featured in their most recent publication. Ms. Yim has served as a Trustee at Edmonds Community College since 2007, and was elected Chair of ACCT in 2017. You can read more about her work with ACCT in Trustee Quarterly beginning on page 20.
WABS received a $40,000 grant from Providence Health and Services to support the expansion of the After School STEM Academy program throughout WABS member districts in the Puget Sound region. Currently, WABS is able to offer up to 70 After School STEM Academy sessions per quarter; support provided by Providence will help increase this number to 100+ sessions per quarter over the coming years.
WABS is pleased to announce receipt of a grant of $35,000 from First Tech Federal Credit Union to help provide essential STEM programming to children and their families. First Tech is dedicated to helping provide services for children and families, ensuring that children have the tools they need to learn, be healthy, and succeed. This funding will support the Family STEM Night program as well as the After School STEM Academy.
WABS is honored to announce the award of a $275,000 grant to support the Career Connected Learning Initiative, focused on building teacher capacity to support instructional practices that enhance STEM knowledge and engagement in students. The grant also supports the After School STEM Academy and Family STEM Night programs. Boeing Global Engagement invests, innovates, and invests again in efforts that build, enhance and contribute to the social fabric of our world. Boeing Global Engagement’s strategy is to lend expertise and resources where we can to support our future, our heroes, and our communities that employees call home.