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Watch Featured Clips from our Spring Benefit

Inclusive Libraries

Representation matters. Cathy Webb, Mark Twain Elementary Library, explains the importance of students being able to see themselves and their peers reflected in school library collections, and the Foundation’s work in increasing the diversity of collections through the Lake Washington School District.

LWSF Programs

Watch our high-impact, year-round programs at work to feed hungry children, reduce youth depression and anxiety, mentor young students, help kids build meaningful friendships, build future leaders, and prepare students for college.

Japanese Incarceration Literature for Libraries

To teach American history, build empathy, and encourage children to speak out against intolerance, Tesla STEM High School student Kai Vanderlip used LWSF’s grant to purchase a collection of children’s literature about the Japanese American incarceration, for over 14,000 students in 33 elementary schools in LWSD.

Battle of the Books

Amber Peterson, Teacher-Librarian at International Community School, and Liz Haggerty, Library Media Specialist at Kirkland Middle School, talks about the impact of the Foundation’s grant on a district wide reading competition that promotes reading comprehension, academic excellence, and teamwork for 7,000 middle school students.

Noticias de BSD y LWSD

Discover how our investment in a weekly Spanish video newsletter is supporting our community of Spanish-speaking and Latinx families through thoughtful and culturally-relevant communications.

Full Spring Benefit video

Watch the entire Be The Bridge Spring Benefit video program here!

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Recent News

Welcome New Trustees

LWSF Welcomes Five New Members to its Board of Trustees

The LWSF Board of Trustees provides strategic leadership and direction to the mission-driven work of the organization.

A Thank You Letter to LWSF Program Leaders

LWSF expresses gratitude to its program leaders for their hard work and dedication to the Foundation's mission.
Database Manager

LWSF is Hiring: Database Manager

Be a part of our passionate and highly capable team, and make a difference to the communities of Lake Washington School District.

College Admission Success for Redmond High School Student

Gunnar Swanson received acceptance and scholarships from colleges of his choice. LWSF's Find Your Fit program was one resource that helped him.
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