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Staff and students honored at annual Peace Builder awards

The 17th annual Peace Builder Awards, organized by the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC), honored a diverse group of peace builders from around our community in a variety of categories. Awardees included Latinx community health workers, the Paddle to Lummi tribal canoe journey organizers as well as Bellingham Public Schools students and staff who were…

ALB volunteers outside Target setting up Operation School Bell (left to right) Christy Dahms, Sue Oram, Stephanie Sadler

Assistance League™ supports students with new school clothes and enrichment scholarships

Assistance League of Bellingham (ALB) is an all-volunteer, community nonprofit organization. Their mission states that “volunteers transform the lives of children and adults through community programs.” Last school year, 734 students in Bellingham Public Schools were given new clothing through Operation School Bell ($100 per student), the organization’s signature program. Countywide that number reaches close…

Gear up students with school counselor

GEAR UP’s college access activities support Squalicum ninth graders

Over the summer, eight Squalicum High School ninth graders won scholarships to attend Envision U, a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) summer camp at Western Washington University (WWU). Taylor Bergquist, Amiya Grayson, Cassy La, Taylor Norton, Jasmine Olivas, Jennifer Rodriguez, Dylan Schenkel, and Svitlana Shashkina spent four days on the…