King County Housing Authority

Educational Initiative

BERK is helping the King County Housing Authority (KCHA) coordinate the comprehensive provision of housing, academic, and social service supports to its resident families. The goal of the Educational Initiative is to help children and youth living in KCHA housing properties to overcome the existing educational achievement gap and be better positioned for success in school and later in life.

BERK is designing and implementing outreach strategies to better understand the education needs and desires of the diverse populations that live within the area and to inspire family members to play active roles in the education of their children from birth to third grade. This outreach includes work with immigrant and refugee families from Somalia, Russia, the Ukraine, and elsewhere.