Action Teams and Campaigns
Members of the Sound Alliance identify problems, concerns and hopes in our communities. Through our "Action Teams" we research, build relationships and act on these problems, concerns and hopes. The results of these activities usually develop into our campaigns.
We usually have more than one active campaign at any given time. The more we win, the stronger we get.
The issues we work on can be large or small, but must meet the following criteria:
- They must make a difference in people's lives.
- They must be specific, measurable and winnable.
- They must help build our organization and move us forward.
Current Action Teams and Campaigns
Sound Alliance leaders are researching actions to take to protect our immigrant community members from recent increased aggressive action by Immigration and Customs agents.
Project ENGAGE (Educating the Next Generation - Activity as the Gateway to Equity)
Sound Alliance’s Project ENGAGE campaign aims to support the development of the whole child, especially for low-income or other vulnerable populations.
New research tells us that healthy and physically active students tend to have better grades, school attendance, cognitive performance, and classroom behaviors. Yet many are without access to even the minimum standard for physical education time.
Sound Alliance leaders want to increase high-quality physical education (PE) and physical activity opportunities for vulnerable young people, both through PE programs that adhere to the newest research and standards (this is not your dodgeball and picking teams PE!), and/or through bringing kinesthetic learning and benefits to other parts of a child’s day.
A current campaign target is dedicating a significant portion of receipts from the Puget Sound taxpayer accountability account (PS-TAA), a fund aimed at improving education outcomes for vulnerable populations, towards grants that increase high-quality, comprehensive physical activity and physical education programs in King and Pierce County schools.