The purpose of the luncheon is to honor the students by pairing each one with a member of the business or professional community, who will act as the student's host for lunch. During the luncheon students and mentors will exchange business cards and encourage future contact and assistance with employment opportunities or future education plans. Each student will receive a necktie and a dress shirt, a symbol of passage into adulthood.Read more
This year marks The Breakfast Group’s 40th Anniversary. A “Celebrating 40 Years” fundraising and celebration dinner is scheduled for Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at the Olympic Fairmont Hotel in the Spanish Ballroom .
Over the past 40 years, the Breakfast Group has endeavored to create and sustain positive impacts in transforming the lives of young men of color, and their families, in this community through Education, Mentoring, Advocacy, and Access to Economic and Business Development Resources.
Annual Politics and Candidates Forum
This is our Election Year Candidates Forum dedicated to local political issues and elections. We will be joined by two Congressional Candidates, and two candidates for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Please see below for links to the campaigns and information about the candidates that have confirmed their attendance at our meeting
Over the past 40 years, the Breakfast Group has endeavored to create and sustain positive impacts in transforming the lives of young men of color, and their families, in this community through Education, Mentoring, Advocacy, and Access to Economic and Business Development Resources. It is our pleasure, and privilege, to celebrate that ongoing effort, and commitment to those we serve. Please return to this page during the next few months for updates and additional information or to purchase tickets.
For far too many students, disproportionally students of color, entering the gateway to incarceration begins with a referral from the classroom to the courtroom. This phenomenon funnels students out of school and into the streets and the juvenile correction system perpetuates a cycle known as the “School-to-Prison-Pipeline,” depriving children and youth of meaningful opportunities for education, future employment, and participation in our democracy.” The emergence of the school-to-prison pipeline has been impacted by trends in school disciplinary practices and zero tolerance policies. It is our challenge to dismantle this pipeline and create new pipelines to success for all children.Read more
Why Walk Away Day?
The purpose of Walk Away Day is to empower, encourage and equip young people to be able to walk away from making various negative decisions. We believe that through inspiration, support and a positive activity to replace the negative, these young people can drastically change the course of their lives!
February Membership Meeting
The Breakfast Group Monthly Member Meeting will be held Thursday, February 11th, 2015 @ 7:30am
First A.M.E. Church: 1522 14th Avenue, Seattle Washington 98122
Black History Month Meeting
This is our Annual Black History Month Meeting and we are honored to host our esteemed co-founder Dr. Carver Clark Gayton. Dr. Gayton, author and public historian has recently published two electrifying books on his great grandfather, Lewis G. Clarke, an escaped slave and leader within America’s anti-slavery movement. The books are: When Owing a Shilling Costs a Dollar, and Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke.
He will present a lecture to our members on his book:
"When Owning a Shilling Costs a Dollar: The Saga of Lewis G. Clark Born a 'White Slave'"
Dr. Gayton retired as Founding Executive Director, Emeritus of the Northwest African American Museum in July of 2008. Appointed in 2005, he led a $20 million capital campaign for the renovation of the old Coleman School in Seattle which houses the Museum as well as low income housing units.
Dr. Gayton’s career has also involved him in other roles within education and government sectors. Prior to coming to Boeing, he was an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Florida State University in Tallahassee, an Instructor in Political Science as well as Director of Affirmative Action and Staff Training at the University of Washington.
He has served on a wide variety of national, state and local boards over the years, some of which include the University of Washington Alumni Association where he served as president; the National Advisory Panel, National Center for Postsecondary Governance and Finance; Seattle Municipal League; Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges; KCTS-Channel 9 Board of Trustees; Board Chairman of Pioneer Human Services; Seattle School Board; Chairman, Independent Colleges of Washington Board of Trustees; and Chairman, The National Center for Occupational Research and Development Board of Directors.
Dr. Gayton is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, some of which include: The “Seattle Times” named him in 2004 and NAAM in 2008 “Best of Puget Sound”, among seven “…people and ideas that made this a better place to live.” In June of 2008 he was named by the University of Washington as one of its “ ‘Wondrous One Hundred’ living Legends,” which recognized one hundred “---living alumni who have made or are making their mark outside the University’s bounds…” In the summer of 2009 Garfield High School inducted him into its Hall of Fame as a “Golden Graduate”. The U of W College of Arts and Sciences honored him as one of “150 Distinguished Alumni for their Timeless Achievements” in 2011.
He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Award & Recognition Committee for the University of Washington Foundation as well as the Foundation’s Executive Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Committees of the University of Washington’s College of Education and the Evans School of Public Affairs.
All of Dr. Gayton’s formal degrees are from the University of Washington: Ph.D. Political Science; Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts in History.
He was born and raised in Seattle and is married with four children
The Breakfast Group Monthly Member Meeting will be held Thursday, September 10th, 2015 @ 7:30am
First A.M.E. Church: 1522 14th Avenue, Seattle Washington 98122
It will be a closed meeting for MEMBERS-ONLY (no guests) and will be entirely devoted to the business of the organization. It is an opportunity to hear from the leadership, review financial reports, and obtain status reports for our signature programs, and all committees.Read more
The Commission serves as the official state representative of the African American community—advising the Governor, Legislature and state agencies regarding policy development and implementation. The commission also works to establish relationships with local governments and private sector organizations that promote equal opportunity and benefits for African-AmericansRead more
Please join us on Thursday, May 21st 2015, when Atlantic Street Center and the Seattle Community Police Commission will be hosting a ‘Listening Session’ for Blacks who live in Seattle! (Please note: youth are welcome to accompany, but their feedback will be recorded at another date and time. Other listening sessions are scheduled with other communities of color.)Read more
The Breakfast Group will sponsor its Twenty-first Annual “All Achievers Awards Ceremony” on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at The Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center at Rainier Beach High School from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. Our guest speaker for this year’s event will be Dr. Joe Knight of the Seattle University Law School. We will honor approximately 81 predominantly African-American high school students who have made meaningful improvements and achievements in both their academic and community lives.Read more
The Breakfast Group will hold its Twenty-fourth (24th) Annual "Tie-One-On" Luncheon on Friday, April 10th, 2015. Read more
The event will be held at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel's Spanish Ball Room from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Powerful exhibit about the history of Black Aviators in the U.S. and will be showing at Future of Flight Foundation in Mukilteo from April 3 - June 14.Read more
WASHINGTON STATE COMMISSION ON AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS
City of Seattle
Department of Social & Health Services
The Seattle Foundation
Washington State Board of Health
Washington State Commission on African American Affairs
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Everett Public Library Main Branch Auditorium
2702 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 98201
The Expanded Learning Opportunities Council
9:00am to 4:00pm
Technology Resource Center, Rm. C -111
Renton Technical College
3000 NE 4th St, Renton, WA 98056
Please check the ELOC webpage for updates.
Special Education Department Regional Meetings
Learn about the changes that are happening in Special Education in Seattle Public Schools.
Monday, March 16, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Roosevelt High School Commons
1410 NE 66th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Monday, April 6, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Washington Middle School Lunchroom
2101 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98144
WEST SEATTLE REGION
Monday, April 20, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
West Seattle High School Cafeteria
3000 California Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Monday, May 11, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Ballard High School Commons
1418 NW 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
Questions? Contact: Margo Siegenthaler, masiegenthaler[at]seattleschools.org
The Greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society is hosting its annual Dental Sealant Day onSaturday, March 14. It is a free event for children ages 4-18.
- Dental exams by dentists
- Dental sealants – a hard plastic-like coating painted on the chewing surface of the back teeth to prevent cavities. The process is quick and painless.
- Fluoride treatments
Shoreline Community College
Dental Hygiene Clinic 2500 Bldg.
16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133
Sat, March 14th from 9am-3pm
To schedule an appointment or if you have questions, call (206)745-3968 or
The second annual Through the Eyes of Art will feature a keynote address from the former National Director of Youth Engagement at World Vision Derrick Wheeler-Smith, remarks from City of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle City Council Member Bruce Harrell, and appearances by hip-hop heavyweights Talib Kweli and Draze.Read more
WASHINGTON STATE COMMISSION ON
AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS
CAA & CAPAA
Internship positions available at the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) and the Commission on African American Affairs (CAA).
The Sound Transit Diversity Programs Office is accepting internship applications.
The Evergreen State College
Washington State Department of Commerce
Washington State Juvenile Justice & Rehabilitation Administration
The City of Lynnwood
Washington State Department of Health
Washington House Democrats
Washington State Senate
The Seattle Association of Black Journalists (SABJ) presents a workshop to empower nonprofit organizations to spread their message and advance their goals through the use of both traditional and social media.
This results-oriented workshop will be held Saturday, November 8, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the offices of the Seattle Times, 1000 Denny Way in Seattle. The workshop features expert advice from two panels of professional media representatives.
"Building a Grassroots Campaign - Traditional Media" focuses on reaching an audience via traditional print and broadcast outlets. Presenters include: Essex Porter, KIRO-TV and Robert Vickers, Seattle Times. Sonya Green, KBCS radio, will lead the panel.
"Building a Grassroots Campaign- Social Media" features social media specialists focuses on reaching an audience though web-based communications. Presenters include: Natasha Jones, King County Customer Service Director and Kimberly Reason, Sound Transit Public Information Officer. Karla Clark, King County, will lead this panel.
During a box lunch, the topic of discussion will be "21st Century News Releases - Standing Out in Torrent of Information." Presenters include Paris Jackson, KOMO-TV
Register at sabjonline.org.
The registration fee is $25 for representatives of nonprofit organizations, $40 for others.
For more information contact: J. Paul Blake, 206.543.3958
OneAmerica and the American Immigration Lawyers Association are hosting a free
Citizenship Day on Saturday, October 18th, at Renton Technical College. In order to apply, people should be legal permanent residents for more than five years (or three if married to a U.S. citizen) and should bring information about their spouse, children, address and jobs for the last five years, trips taken outside the U.S., their taxes and copies of any criminal records. To find out more, interested individuals should call 1-866-926-3924 or go towww.wanewamericans.org.
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Intercity Transit Citizen Advisory Committee
Open to Thurston County residents only. Applications are due by October 30th.
This upcoming Saturday, EMP Museum is showing a special 30th Anniversary screening of the classic hip-hop film Breakin’ with the true star of the film, Michael “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers in attendance! That’s nothing against Ozone, but come on… Turbo steals the showRead more
Vintage BG: Ambassador Gary Locke attending The Breakfast Group "Tie-One-On" Luncheon (c. 1994). Washington House of Representatives (1983-94); King County Executive (1994-97); Governor of Washington State (1997-2005); U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2009-11); U.S. Ambassador to China (2011-Present).