Youth and Family Services

Our youth programs and resource centers provide a safe space for children and young people to reach their potential as students and community members. Neighborhood House program specialists and tutors work with 6 to 18 year olds through after-school mentoring, college readiness support, and engagement in STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities. We also work with young adults aged 14 to 21 who have left the traditional school system to set and achieve educational and career goals.

Afterschool Programs

Youth tutoring and resource centers
Located in 3 public housing communities, our Youth Tutoring Centers provide a safe space for youth to reach their potential as students and community members. The centers offer tutoring and innovative projects for youth aged 6 to 18 to improve academic performance and boost interpersonal social skills. Youth also have access to college and career readiness support.

For more information, please contact: Diana Lian, Youth Programs Supervisor at dianal@nhwa.org or 206-939-0209.

STUDIO
Located in the High Point public housing community, STUDIO engages youth in middle and high school in STEM and arts education and career pathways. The STUDIO program is delivered through empowering and exciting projects, leading youth to gain a stronger sense of self, their culture, and community. Youth also have access to college and career readiness support through support from University of Washington mentors.

For more information, please contact: ET Paine, Youth Engagement Coordinator at etp@nhwa.org.

Learn more about STUDIO through the videos below.

Project SCOPE

Project SCOPE is designed for youth who have left the traditional classroom. Located in Kent, WA, this program helps youth set and achieve educational and career goals. We identify the barriers together and then provide support services to aid in basic needs, such as food access and transportation to school. Youth receive mentoring support to complete secondary and post-secondary education. Staff partner with schools, re-engagement centers and various GED programs. Based on their skills and career interests, youth gain job-readiness skills through paid internships with our employer partners.

For more information, please contact: Angel Berry, Youth Case Manager III at angelb@nhwa.org or 206-739-3771.

Family Resource Center

Our Family Resource Center engages underserved families in the High Point public housing community, encouraging connections and celebrations of the diverse cultures of the community. Program aim to bring community partners and guest presenters to assist families navigate through complex institutional systems and become successful advocate for their children.

For more information, please contact: Greg Kusumi, Family Connections Supervisor at gregk@nhwa.org or 206-588-4900, ext 3010.

Ready to Work

This program is designed for residents of City of Seattle who face barriers to learning English and gaining employment. Ready to Work combines English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes (levels 3-4) with digital literacy instruction, job search coaching, and case management to help English language learners gain job readiness skills and take steps toward economic empowerment. This program is operated out of Neighborhood House – High Point. 

For more information, including program eligibility, please contact Katie Lewis, Family Center Education Specialist at 206-335-6170 or katiel@nhwa.org.