Posts for July, 2015

Don’t be a Jerk.

July 31st, 2015

There’s one posted rule at the Seattle Center Skate Board Park. A small sign says simply “Don’t be a Jerk.” I love this rule.  It’s a rule – if followed by us all — that would make our city a much improved place. My pet peeve of the week is the number of times I […]


Rethinking School Discipline

July 30th, 2015

By Laura Robinson, Intern to Sally Bagshaw* When you walk into the honors and advanced placement classes at my Seattle alma mater you see predominantly white faces. Garfield High School is located in the middle of Seattle’s Central District and has a very diverse and talented student population, but its diversity was not and is not […]


Building for the Future

July 9th, 2015

By Laura Robinson, Intern to Sally Bagshaw* Recently I had the opportunity to visit YouthCare’s YouthBuild with Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw and Bruce Harrell. YouthCare is a Seattle-based organization committed to transforming the lives of homeless and at-risk youth. Their model of care is based around three critical steps: engage, stabilize and prepare. The third step […]


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