Community Corner

Bellevue PTSA focuses on the importance of helping students and children in the community. Keep watching this site throughout the year for ways that you can help. Thank you for your support!

 UW Summer Enrichment Program for High School Students

Summer Youth Program at the University of Washington will offer a variety of unique enrichment opportunities for high school students (entering 9th – 12th grades in fall) including: Intensive Screenwriting; Shakespeare Acting Workshop; Writing for College Readiness; Computer Programming in Java; Writers Workshop; Architecture; Art of Cinema; and Web Development & Design.  For complete class listings and details please visit ourwebsite.   **

Linking Opportunity

A nonprofit founded by a former Bellevue High School student Chirag Ved, connects high school students looking for volunteering opportunities to nonprofits looking for volunteers for their community service projects.  Please visit www.linkingopportunity.org for more information or email RonakVed@LinkingOpportunity.org for further information.


Backpack Meals Program

The BSD Weekend Backpack Meals program is in need of your support.  This week alone  90 backpacks will be delivered to Bellevue Schools to feed students over the weekend.  Each bags costs approximately $10 to fill and contains breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for both Saturday and Sunday.

Is your high school student looking for a project to enhance their college resume?  Holding a food drive for the BSD Weekend Backpack Meals program is a fantastic opportunity!

This program is local, assisting fellow BSD school students.  Interested?

To donate visit our website at: www.backpackmeals.org for more information.


Family Connections Center

The Family Connections Centers provides information and referral services for families in the Bellevue School District. Our mission is to provide access to a seamless set of services families need in order to send their children to school ready to learn.

We help with many things including- school supplies, clothing, ESL classes, food programs, family support, employment, transportation, counseling, childcare referrals, emergency assistance, domestic violence services and health/ dental care referrals and more.

Chauntelle Guy will be located in the Bellevue High’s main office every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 7:30-9:00am. For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Chauntelle Guy, Human Service Specialist. 425-456-4703


Children’s Response Center

There are situations that occur in a child’s life that parents aren’t able to fix with just a hug and a kiss. As parents, you learn how to feed, clothe, and care for your child with help from family or friends. However, when your child experiences something traumatic it is difficult to know where to turn.

The Children’s Response Center serves children, youth and families who have been affected by physical or sexual abuse, robbery, arson, gang violence, kidnapping, assault, or who are survivors of homicide or other traumatic events. Our mission is to ensure that a family in crisis receives an immediate response, support and resources during their time of need.

Our Services include:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Information and Referral
  • Counseling
  • Support Groups
  • Legal & Medical Advocacy
  • Parenting Programs
  • Prevention & Education“This is a very helpful place. We feel fortunate to have been helped here and are grateful for the wonderful counselors we now know and love.”“Being in law enforcement, I will feel good giving this resource to others.”For more information, please contact CRC at 425.688
  • “Very supportive – helped me be part of the solution with my children.”
  • “My daughter felt comfortable here and had a safe place to voice her thoughts and concerns without fear of judgment.”
  • Typical comments from former clients and community members:

For more information, please contact CRC at 425.688.5130 or find us at childrensresponsecenter.org/