Youth Development

Jubilee REACH

  • Bellevue, WA
  • www.jubileereach.org

Mission Statement

Jubilee REACH has partnered with the Bellevue School District since 2006, supporting the social and emotional needs of children and their families. We do so because we believe every child deserves to be known, loved, affirmed and belong to something greater than self. Our model is using LOVE to build relationships and earn trust; LISTEN intently to hear the deeper needs: and, LEARN by collaborating to create adaptive solutions to challenges that may inhibit a child's social, emotional and academic growth. Ultimately, we strive to create solutions that improve not only the individual child's life, but solutions that strengthen families and the community.

Main Programs

  1. School Athletics and Activities
  2. ESL Classes
  3. KidREACH
Service Areas

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Washington

Jubilee REACH serves the Bellevue School district, which includes most of the city of Bellevue, WA and the smaller surrounding communities of Clyde Hill, Medina, Hunts Point, Yarrow Point and Beaux Arts. As well as, portions of Issaquah, Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond and unincorporated King County.

ruling year

2006

Executive Director

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Brent Christie

Keywords

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Relationship, Education, Assistance, Community, Hospitality

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EIN

20-4074712

 Number

1291617222

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The mission of Jubilee REACH is to transform lives and communities one student at a time. Jubilee REACH aims to achieve lasting, positive, personal and community-wide results by focusing not on the symptoms of a student's distress, such as poor grades and misbehavior, but on the root cause; the unmet social and emotional needs. By first listening to a student, we hear and learn the deeper needs, then as we build relationships and earn trust. We accomplish this through a combination of before, during, and after-school services and activities, including sports, arts, and academics that allow each student to be known, loved and accepted. We bring resources from the entire community to recognize and support the needs of students and their families. By focusing on the holistic needs of students we witnessed a change in measurable indicators including an increase in grades and test scores, and a decrease in truancies and discipline issues.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

School Athletics and Activities

Jubilee REACH Athletics & Activities is the cornerstone of our service in schools. Our Site Coaches bring students of all abilities together to build an inclusive community, providing support and strengthening relationships through healthy competition.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

ESL Classes

Jubilee REACH offers English language classes for adults whose first native language is not English. In order to find employment, build relationships, thrive in a community, and help a child in school or communicate with a child’s teacher, a parent needs to be able to understand and speak English. Relational, experienced teachers provide interactive instruction and guidance in speaking, reading, and writing English. Both students’ and teachers’ lives are changed as relationships are formed and a common language is learned.

Four levels of English classes are offered per session—Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 and Talk Time. Mommy and Me Talk Time is on Tuesday mornings and an ESL Bible Study is offered on Thursday mornings for those students who want to challenge their English skills while learning about the Bible.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 3

KidREACH

Through loving, listening and learning, we discovered that our neighbors have significant educational needs. Many foreign-born parents do not speak, read or write English well enough to help their children with homework. Other parents work two or three jobs, are too busy or too tired to help. Most families are low income so can’t afford private tutoring. Even in elementary school, children were falling behind and becoming at-risk for dropping out of school. We reached out to parents with free ESL, parent and computer education. And we offered kids free tutoring.

We started small. Collaborating with another KidREACH Program, we kicked off our evening tutoring program with five elementary age students. To serve students with the greatest need, we received referrals from the local elementary school and interviewed interested parents. Volunteer tutors were recruited and carefully matched to students. Tutors met with students twice a week, sharing a nutritious snack, opening backpacks and planners, doing homework and having fun together.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The goal of Jubilee REACH is to transform the lives of students, their families, and the community. After a decade of work, we have found a way to bring healing and close the gaps in our community. By bringing an unqualified love for our neighbors, Jubilee REACH helps students and families overcome the many challenges of social and economic poverty and build equity in our community.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Jubilee REACH is a partner with the Bellevue School District. With on-site employees currently serving in 14 schools (6 Elementary, all 7 middle, and Sammamish High School) we plan to expand into all 28 Bellevue Public Schools. Our on-site employees (called Site Coaches) partner with school administration and staff to engage students throughout the day. Depending on the needs of each school and its students, this can include tutoring, mentoring, home visits, and after school sports and clubs (including STEM, leadership, arts, chess, cheer, flag football, soccer, golf, etc.). Jubilee REACH Site Coaches work with students throughout the day on their confidence, knowing that improved self-esteem will yield higher test scores, better grades and decreased deviant behaviors.
    Through our work, we discovered that many students have complex issues in their lives away from school (poverty, neglect, broken families, substance abuse, etc.) that can impact their personal, relational, and educational development. Our Community Care department addresses some of these tough problems students and their families face, by coming alongside them with emergency rent, utility, and medical assistance. We build relationships and rapport with them, developing plans to reverse the cycle of poverty and partnering with other service providers to provide a “hand up" out of crisis.
    Additionally, our Community Center located in the Lake Hills neighborhood, offers our community a meeting place. At the Center, we house our administrative offices, our AM/PM program for students at Lake Hills Elementary, English as a Second Language classes, KidREACH tutoring programs, as well as many other community meetings and events. Students in our AM/PM program are dropped off daily starting at 6AM, served breakfast, play games and get walked to school. After school the students are walked back to the Center where they receive tutoring help, play games, do arts and crafts, and are provided snacks until their parents can pick them up. The AM/PM program fills the need for parents who need a safe place for their kids to go before and after school. We also offer ESL classes for approximately 600 community members. KidREACH provides a one-on-one tutoring opportunity for students struggling with their school work. Our Community Center not only offers all of these Jubilee REACH services, but also serves as a gathering place for other community groups and ventures.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Partnerships with the Bellevue School District and other community organizations assist Jubilee REACH with the resources to fulfill our mission. Our staff currently serve in 14 BSD schools, including all 6 Title I schools. Our Community Care department works in close connection with the Family Connections Center in the schools to make sure that we are reaching all of the families in need. In terms of funding, our revenue comes from many different sources including individuals, churches, foundations, corporations, and our Thrift Store. Our annual gala, Festival of Trees raised $1,010,000.00 in 2015. At Jubilee REACH, we partner with local business, churches, the Bellevue School District, and area nonprofits to step in the gap to provide a hand up for those in need.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    In order to track the progress and impact of Jubilee REACH within the community, we rely on attendance and mentor connections data we collect along with data from the School District that demonstrates improvement in grades, test scores, and behavior. Highland Middle School (our Jubilee REACH beta school) serves an area of Bellevue that has multi-generational poverty, higher crime and gang behavior, and a neighborhood with over 60% of its population of a minority race or ethnicity. The school struggled with high truancy rates, vandalism, and poor grades and test scores in certain populations. Highland Middle School began seeing dramatic improvements when Jubilee REACH started serving there in 2010. Overall 8th Grade MSP Reading Test Scores increased from 72% of students meeting or exceeding standards, to 90%. Specifically in the Latino populations, the same reading test scores increased from 53% of students meeting or exceeding standards, to 93%. Though we cannot claim that these improvements are all due to Jubilee REACH, our work in conjunction with the school contributed significantly to these improvements. Jubilee REACH kids are experiencing higher grades, better test scores, lower truancy rates, less detention, and less detrimental behaviors (such as gang behavior, bullying, drug use, etc.) In conjunction with the Bellevue School District, we are currently analyzing date that measures the impact of Jubilee REACH in all schools where we serve and these metrics will be used to further quantify the improvements we are seeing.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    This past year, Jubilee REACH served over 2,350 individuals through our services in the 14 schools, and through our Community Center. Our Site Coaches continue the mission of reaching students by introducing new clubs and sports such as STEM and Innovation. Outside of the schools, our Community Care department helps Title I families by providing emergency rent, utility, and medical assistance. Jubilee REACH caregivers build relationships and rapport with families, developing plans to reverse the cycle of poverty. We have witnessed the impact that Jubilee REACH has in the community through such events as Jubilee Service Day, in which 2,490 volunteers beautified our schools and served at local homes in need of repair. Also, our annual gala, Festival of Trees, brought together 700 people who raised $1,010,000 to serve our mission. One of our largest accomplishments to date is becoming one of three partners to the Bellevue School District (BSD).
    As an organization, we have two large goals that we continue to work toward: expanding into all 28 BSD schools and reaching every student in need. The goals bring challenges as growth is only possible through increased funding and the need for our Community Care services continues to grow. We depend on the support and generosity of our community to be able to meet our current needs and grow towards the future. It is through developing community partnerships, increased visibility and spreading awareness for our cause that we plan to meet our goal of expansion and meeting increasing needs in the community. Additionally, by finding specific niches to reach every student, we will be able to open communication and find deeper needs of students and their families. As our mission states, we will continue our goal of transforming lives and communities, one student at a time.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

Jubilee REACH serves the Bellevue School district, which includes most of the city of Bellevue, WA and the smaller surrounding communities of Clyde Hill, Medina, Hunts Point, Yarrow Point and Beaux Arts. As well as, portions of Issaquah, Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond and unincorporated King County.

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Jubilee REACH
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Executive Director

Brent Christie

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dave Cole

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