Washington

Washington

We’re Mobilizing Washingtonians to Be the Voice for Kids

Washington State voters overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education and child nutrition.

This is key because research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critically important for their development.

We’re training everyday Evergreen Staters to be the voice for kids.

We’re committed to ensuring all children succeed in school and life.

Upcoming Events in Washington

Upcoming Events

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July 18 @ 6:00 pm - June 18 @ 2:00 am PDT

Postcard Party in Spokane Valley!

Spokane County Library - 22 N Herald Rd, Spokane Valley, WA

“Working with SCAN has changed not only my life but my kids’ life beyond measure.” -Tienaya Godes, Volunteer Leader

Leadership in Washington

Christina Ko (She, Her)

Washington State Manager

Christina is the Washington State Manager for SCAN. She holds an MA in International Community Development from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA.

Christina is passionate about immigrant and refugee rights, and equipping families and communities to prevent early childhood adverse experiences. She believes that investing in the well-being of all children is an investment in our shared future.

In her free time Christina enjoys Latin dancing and travelling with her husband, creative writing, and quality time with their two very fluffy cats.

Email: cko@savechildren.org

Washington State Family Engagement Coordinator

Washington State Family Engagement Coordinator

Daisy is from Grandview, Washington, and has lived there the majority of her life. Over the course of her career, she has worked multiple positions from administration to teacher’s assistant.

Daisy is passionate about children’s rights, mental health, immigrant rights, and better working conditions for agricultural workers. She believes that every child should have a chance at an education and having a brighter future. As a volunteer with SCAN in 2022, she won the SCAN community impact award.

In her free time she likes to knit, spend time with her family, and walk her dogs.

Email: dcruzlopez@savechildren.org

Washington in the News

Shawn Millsaps

Letter: Lawmakers must make child care, education a priority

PAUL RATJE

Letter: Free school lunches feed kids — and hope

Shawn Millsaps

Investments in child care and early education not only have long-term benefits for children, but they also have effects that ripple out into the community, improving economic and social outcomes for everyone.

PAUL RATJE

We kindly ask our state leaders to support SB 5339/ HB 1238 and ensure access to universal free school meals throughout Washington.