• Award
  • Community
Puget Sound ESD and Superintendent John Welch, are excited to present our community leadership award to Kandelia

Kandelia has been an essential partner with PSESD to create recommendations to support Immigrant and Refugee students in the region. Kandelia, a nonprofit community organization provides direct programs, opportunities, and tools to address systemic inequities so immigrant and refugee families and communities can thrive without having to compromise values, heritage, or ethnicity. They leverage their convener model and years of experience rooted in the Vietnamese community and center youth in their work—championing and building them up so they can be their full authentic selves.

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Observing Wounded Knee Day

Also known as Wounded Knee Day of Reflection, Wounded Knee Day honors the memory of the over 200 (some estimate as many as 300) Lakota Sioux men, women, and children who were massacred by the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment near Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 

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Celebrating Native American Heritage in November

With over 9 million Native Americans in the United States today, from over 500 different federally recognized tribes, and with 29 of those tribes within the state of Washington. PSESD is proud to have the opportunity to celebrate Native American Heritage Month (also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) and pay tribute to the diversity, rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans in our districts. 

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