Saturday, March 28, 2009

Play and Learn in Redmond

The Spring/Summer Redmond Recreation Guide just came out and CISC will continue to offer Play and Learn groups at Grasslawn Park. OK, so they got the name wrong, but at least it's in the catalog.

Although this group is sponsored by the City of Redmond, anyone can join in the fun. If you haven't been to the newly renovated Grasslawn Park, you need to go and check it out! Especially the new water feature, which will be lots of fun for the little ones when the sun comes out again.

Thursday mornings 10:00-12:00 in the pavilion! Click here for details-->

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fake HUD Website

A fake HUD website was recently discovered: It tries to dupe people into giving out personal information (phishing) and because it appears to be an official US government website some people may fall prey to this scam.

Interestingly, when you go to the real HUD website, there is no mention of this scam, even when you try to search for it. But it has been reported by the Oregon Attorney General's Office, the Ohio Housing and Finance Agency, and others.

According to Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods, this matter is under investigation by the Inspector General's Office.
Don't go here!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Diversity in the Schools

Did you know that Tukwila has THE most diverse school district in the nation? According to this article in the NY Times, they do.

In King County, Seattle comes in at #4 - after Tukwila, Highline, and Renton. Check out how your own district stacks up.

Immigrants are settling in less traditional places like - Oregon, Nebraska, and Arkansas. Nevada is now the most diverse state in the US! Who woulda thought?

You can see immigration trends decade by decade for individual countries on this cool interactive map!

And join the conversation on how we teach our children by clicking here. Or better yet, post a comment on this blog!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Open House

Last week we held our first open house since moving into the new building two years ago. Can you believe it's already been two years?

We used this opportunity to highlight some of the programs we offer, from our bilingual pre-K, to our computer technology center, to our elderly case management program, which celebrated the 108th birthday of one of our clients last year. Yes, that's right, 108!

Here are some photos from the event.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Crossroads Play and Learn

We've been practicing with our new Flipcam and came up with this video from our Wednesday morning Play and Learn group at Crossroads.

Let us know what you think! And if you think you can do better (which we're sure you probably can), let us know and we'll set you loose with a camera too!