Amir Soulkin

EACS’ Back to School Drive 2018 Needs Your Donations!

Calling All Community Members, Philanthropic Partners and Allies!

Economic stresses should not limit any child from academic excellence!  East African Community Services is proud to announce our 1st Annual Back to School Drive.  We are aiming to serve 200 low income students with high quality backpacks loaded with grade-appropriate school supplies.

We are in need of the following supplies for our campaign:

  1. Long-lasting, High-Quality Backpacks
  2. Binders, Notebooks and Wide- and College-ruled Paper
  3. Pencils, Pens, Erasers and Glue sticks
  4. Calculators and rulers
Please bring your Back to School Donations to EACS’ Office!
7050 32nd Ave South, Seattle, WA 98118


OR donate financially online by clicking HERE.


We’re Hiring (5) Summer Learning Instructors!

Position Title: Summer Learning Instructor

Program Overview: The Summer Learning Program is an academic program for elementary-aged students in Southeast Seattle, hosted by East African Community Services (EACS). Students will engage in academic instruction, enrichment and cultural activities, field trips, and recreation. This six-week program will be held four days per week, Monday through Thursday from 12:00pm –5:00pm at New Holly Youth Building (7050 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98118). On Fridays, we will go on field trips. As an instructor, it’s optional to come. The program will serve approximately 95 elementary-aged students primarily from low-income and public housing families.


Reports To: K-12 Program Director

Position Description:

  • Collaborate with K-12 Program Director and Assistant Coordinator, staff, volunteers, and Seattle MESA Coordinator to develop and implement lesson plans and activities
  • Math curriculum and materials provided by Seattle MESA, emphasizes on hands-on activities and project-based learning
  • Math curriculum training and ongoing support throughout summer instruction
  • Engage students in learning through well-organized one-on-one and group activities
  • Monitor and encourage students’ academic and social progress
  • Exercise effective classroom management of students
  • Ensure safety and well-being of all students


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education (completed or in-progress) or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in curriculum planning, teaching, and classroom management
  • Good oral and written English skills
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Familiarity and comfort working with elementary students and parents of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Bilingual speaking ability is a plus, but not required



$15+/hr depending on experience



  • Gain hands-on experience with curriculum planning and teaching with elementary students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Develop new skills and refine existing ones
  • Apply hours towards degree requirements
  • Work with an enthusiastic and passionate team of staff and volunteers


Commitment Required: Approximately 20 hours per week beginning on Monday, July 2nd and ending on Friday, August 17th, 2018. Program will be Monday-Thursday 12:00-5:00 pm (Fridays we will have Field Trips you can attend but it is optional). There will be no program July 4th-6th. Training and Orientation will be TBD. A background check is required.


To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume by June 8th to Shontia Copeland-Walton at shontia@eastafricancs.org Please cc: Munira Mohamed at munira@eastafricancs.org

Educating the Horn: FREE College Prep Workshops

EACS offers #ETH as a college preparation workshop series that assists youth in 11th and 12th grade with the college admissions process.  Workshops are staffed by volunteers who are currently enrolled at a local college or university.

A primary goal of the series is to give East African high school aged youth the opportunity to see people from their own community going to college as a way to promote a college going culture.

The “Educating the Horn” campaign aims to encourage and assist East African youth in pursuing higher education by connecting East African youth with East African college students and professionals who can help them on their college applications. The campaign will also help with career researching, professional and self-development. The campaign hopes to increase the percentage of East African youth in higher education. In the long term, I hope this increases the number of successful East African people here, but also leads to people from the diaspora going back to East African Countries to help rebuild them.