Team Read staff members Rose Nakano and Alicia Rodriguez have been selected to participate in a peer cohort program sponsored by Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC). YDEKC is a coalition of more than 100 community organizations (including Team Read) that partner with school districts to eliminate opportunity gaps and develop learning environments where every child feels safe, supported, connected, and inspired to learn.

Rose and Alicia will collaborate with pairs from 10 other programs to share expertise and receive training, coaching, technical assistance, and other resources to strengthen Team Read’s partnership with Highline School District.

“I’m excited to learn more about how our work intersects and what we can do to support each other,” said Rose, Summer & Team Read+ Program Coordinator. As Team Read’s Program Assistant for Highline School District, Alicia “looks forward to learning new approaches for strengthening partnerships and connecting with other organizations dedicated to helping Highline students.”