Our journey as an organization has been quite exciting the past eighteen months. We’ve adjusted our services to remain open during a global pandemic while continuing to produce positive outcomes for the children in our care. Forging new partnerships and strengthening existing collaborations, we’ve watched Seattle’s early learning and youth development community produce innovative programming to continue meeting the needs of children and families.
During the 2020-2021 school year, Hilltop continued to thrive in spite of the financial heartache COVID-19 had on our economy. We were and are fortunate to have so many people standing behind our work as an organization. Due to the continued support of our donors, funders, families, partners, and community, we can continue providing high-quality programming to families in the Fremont and Queen Anne area. Our organization cannot do this work alone and we are so fortunate to live and work in a city that encourages collaboration within the community.
We are motivated and energized regarding the possibility of partnering with other organizations and are thrilled about the process of redefining the ways we support Seattle as an organization. In September 2021, we hit a major milestone of 50 years of service and we feel like now is the time to take a closer look at who we are, who we serve, what we do, and how we provide our services. I am confident that, together, we can ensure ALL children have an equal start.
Hilltop began as a grassroots organization founded on the principle that every child has the right to have a safe place to go after school. Building on that foundation, our work has expanded over the years to include that every child has the right to be engaged in a healthy learning environment, empowered in their educational experience, and have a voice in who they are and who they will become. Thank you for considering us as a potential partner in your child’s life and for become a supporter of our work. Together we can transform children’s lives, teach them the skills they need to be successful, and instill in them a lifelong love of learning.
All the best,