PARTNERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

We are incredibly grateful for the network of amazing educators, artists, and organizations we work with to provide and promote equitable, enriching, and sustainable arts programming. 

INTIMAN THEATRE

South End Stories is a proud program with Intiman Theatre. Intiman is a Seattle based theatre company that wrestles with American inequities and strives towards liberation through artistic activism. As access to arts education continues to be cut, especially for under-represented voices, Intiman provides free education programs for the community. Learn more about Intiman and their programming at intiman.org.

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SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

The COVID crisis has affected how students and families can connect with community-based organizations in culturally responsive ways. The Continuous Learning Grant seeks to amplify and increase the capacity of community leaders and parents as educators to our youth. South End Stories is a proud recipient of this grant and partner to Seattle University.

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BEST START FOR KIDS 

Best Starts for Kids is a voter-approved King County initiative that invests in comprehensive approaches to promoting healthier, more resilient children, youth, families and communities. We are extremely grateful and excited to be carrying out our work with a grant from Best Starts for Kids. 

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COLORFUL PAGES

Founded in November 2018 by Kaitlin Kamalei Brandon, Colorful Pages was created as an organization to help educators, families, and librarians select and use multicultural literature with PreK-12 students. Colorful Pages uses The Spectrum for Multicultural Literature, created by Brandon (2017). The Spectrum ensures that multicultural literature is used to its greatest extent to cultivate cross-cultural empathy and cultural empowerment in our students. To further achieve this, Colorful Pages not only posts resources on their website, but also facilitates professional development and coaches educators.

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SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

In 2021 we had the pleasure of collaborating with SAM on a professional development event and a film project surrounding the artist Jacob Lawrence's American Struggle series, and are currently working on a new collaboration.

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SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

SIFF's mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive. They are one of our main partnerships for our Summer program. This Summer (2020) they provided classes in documentary filmmaking, creating music videos, and acting/character development. 

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THE UNSPOKEN TRUTHS TRAVELING AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM

Founded and led by Delbert Richardson, the Museum’s mission is to re-educate learners of all ages, in a manner that leads to self- restoration and community healing, with the eventual goal of implementing its teachings into school curricula, institutions, and organizations committed to cultural competence and social justice. South End Stories is creating education programs in collaboration with Delbert and his museum.

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STEMTAC FOUNDATION

The STEMTAC Foundation is dedicated to building community partnerships to ensure that opportunities created by the robust STEM sector growth in the Puget Sound Region are widely accessible. Now more than ever, STEM education and technological literacy are vital for students of all ages. South End Stories has provided education programs alongside STEMTAC as a proud partner. 

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BRIDGING WISDOM

Bridging Wisdom is program that connects youth and elders by creating relationships, community, compassion and joy. BW creates a safe and welcoming environment where youth who may struggle academically and behaviorally become listeners, helpers and leaders, and elders who are in isolation bring their histories of civil rights, migration, food, music and past social justice issues to life. They are a continuous partner to South End Stories as we search for more creative ways to enrich the lives of young people in Seattle. 

HUGO HOUSE

Hugo House is a place where people can read words, hear words, and make their own words better. Hugo House is a place for writers, with a concentrated focus on helping anyone who wants to write. We offer readings, classes, book launches, workshops, teen programs, consultations with professional writers, and much more. We have worked with them to offer alternative English Language Arts classes in specific Seattle schools. 

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SEATTLE REP

Seattle Rep puts theater at the heart of public life. Seattle Rep collaborates with extraordinary artists to create productions and programs that reflect and elevate the diverse cultures, perspectives, and life experiences of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle Rep’s nationally recognized programs include the New Play Program, Seattle Rep's Public Works, the Next Narrative Monologue Competition, Pay What You Choose, and numerous audience enrichment and engagement opportunities including post-play panels, discussions, and community events. We have been lucky enough to work alongside Seattle Rep teaching artists in Seattle Public School classrooms.

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SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Seattle Public Library is a vital resource for our community. We are proud to continuously work with SPL, including on a special collaborative episode of our web series Sunnyside Up. 

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