Working to save their school

Parents from the nonprofit Community School of West Seattle, which offers preschool through 2nd grade, say their little school is in danger of losing its building at 22nd/Roxbury (photo below). CSWS has been renting there since 2004 and has been raising money to try to buy the building since, according to one parent, the owner indicated last year it could be theirs for a reasonable price. Now, suddenly, events have accelerated — a developer has reportedly made an offer, and parents say that’s pushed the owner to set a deadline for the school to come up with the $. They have till August 31st to raise $88,000 more. They’re planning an intensive slate of summer fundraising events, including an auction, but also are hoping community donations (which are tax-deductible) will help save the day.


2 Replies to "Working to save their school"

  • Todd in Westwood May 31, 2007 (5:10 pm)

    I sure hope we can help. This is a very nice school and they are good neighbors too. I like having them next door, I would be sad if they built apartments or condos in it’s place.

  • Sarah May 31, 2007 (8:28 pm)

    The CSWS Auction is going to be held on Saturday July 14th at 6:30 PM. The public is invited to join us for live entertainment, food, and fantastic auction items.
    The Community School of West Seattle does wonderful things for the West Seattle and White Center communities. Our children and families are deeply committed to this learning enviroment and will do anything to save our school.

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