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    YMCA Powerful Schools is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting student success in Seattle’s academically and economically challenged south end public elementary schools. It is locally and nationally recognized for its ability to collaborate with school communities to improve student achievement in reading, writing and the arts through in-class and after-school learning and enrichment opportunities. YMCA Powerful Schools serves more than 2,300 students across five elementary schools.

    Our Mission

    YMCA Powerful Schools engages children in learning by partnering with high need southeast Seattle public elementary schools to provide literacy and arts programs and to build communities that encourage student achievement.

    What we do

    Through immersion in literacy and the arts, YMCA Powerful Schools engages students in learning to enhance critical thinking, problem-solving skills and information retention.

    Artist residencies

    Professional artists bring curriculum to life with hands-on art projects.

    Extended day: After-school classes and homework centers extend the learning day for students and invite the entire community into the school to enjoy academic, multi-cultural and recreational opportunities.

    Contact Information

    Site Coordinator: Nancy Fujimoto ( - 206 484-1263 (cell)

    Program Director: Nanette Fuerte ( - 206-722-5543 Ext. 115

    3401 Rainier Ave. S - Suite C

    Seattle, WA 98144

    Phone: 206 722-5543 Fax: 206-760-1723