The backbone, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supports the partnership by engaging community stakeholders to address systemic barriers through alignment of work, ongoing facilitation, communication, data reporting, and logistical and administrative support.
It is governed by a board of directors and managed by a small staff and a group of committed community volunteers.
Its roles include:
Mobilizing, convening, and facilitating
Data collection and reporting
Communications and community outreach
Logistical, administrative, and infrastructure support
Eastside Pathways mobilizes our entire community to support every child, step by step, from cradle to career.
Strengthening the backbone and reinforcing the partner framework to ensure we are working together, effectively.
Driving and refining the mutual work of our partners to improve outcomes for kids through existing and new collaboratives.
Instituting equity in all our work and exploring expansion in East King County across the broader Eastside.