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Elise’s Story

Monday, July 31, 2017

Elise moved to Bellevue with her family when she was in middle school. She spoke no English. She was smart and hard-working and by the time she reached high school she had graduated out of her ESL classes. As a senior at Sammamish High School, Elise learned about the Overlake […]

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Christmas in July: Summer at Bellevue LifeSpring

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Summer is one of the busiest times of year for our programs and services team. During July and August, they’ll interview nearly 300 families during signups for our Clothes-4-Kids™ and Holiday Adopt-A-Family™ programs. In the past, these signups have been held in rented and borrowed spaces. This year, thanks to […]

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5 Things to Know About 26 Kids Set to Take on the World

Friday, July 14, 2017

What do a future chemical engineer, nurse and journalist all have in common? They are all heading to college this fall with the help of a Bellevue LifeSpring scholarship! Bellevue LifeSpring is making 26 students’ dreams of higher education reality! This fall, 10 freshmen, three sophomores, nine juniors, two seniors […]

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Grads-On-Track™ By the Numbers

Friday, June 30, 2017

Low-income students are especially vulnerable to falling behind in school. An unstable home life and poor nutrition can cause students living in poverty to fail their classes. On average, summer school courses to make up a class and retrieve credits are $180 each and can cost up to $420. Families […]

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School Snacks for Success

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Healthy school snacks is one of the most frequent requests we receive from the Bellevue School District. Some days, Stevenson Elementary School’s Family Connections Center is overwhelmed with requests for snacks and the cupboards are bare. In one month, they received 26 requests for snacks from 19 teachers. Kids who […]

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