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A Fundshifting Project in West Seattle

"In a highly segregated city such as Seattle, the income from PTA fundraising varies widely, leading to very different opportunities and access for our students. Grassroots efforts like the West Seattle Public School Equity Fund is a great example of how to build community between PTAs, have the hard conversations with our families about the income inequalities, and systemic racism that contribute to the vast differences in PTA fundraising abilities.

Groups such as the West Seattle Public School Equity Fund highlight the ways collaboration and mutual support strengthen all of our schools and the opportunities for all of our students. This Fund is an opportunity for West Seattle to refocus on the PTA's original mission and history of building community through child advocacy: giving voice to vulnerable children, engaging families, and advocating for policy changes in public education."


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