Family & Community

Young people become successful, engaged citizens when they are surrounded and supported by family, community, and educational resources. At Education Northwest, we help organizations improve opportunities for young people and adults by providing professional learning and in-depth consultation.



Education Northwest has been providing consultation to schools, nonprofits, and community-based organizations for more than 50 years. Our consultants can provide professional development for staff and volunteers; help you develop culturally responsive, standards-based curricula; or offer guidance through difficult organizational transitions. Our experienced staff can also help with your strategic planning and infrastructure needs.

Professional Learning

We create customized adult learning experiences in a variety of in-person and online formats. We specialize in working with nonprofit and community-based organizations to develop programs and experiences that deepen organizational impact and meet learners’ needs—whether in person or online, in real time or on demand. With deep experience in designing adult learning for populations that range from community volunteers and parents, to paraeducators, to nonprofit supervisors, we ensure that investments in professional learning pay rewards in new skills and changed behaviors.
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Program Evaluation

Evaluation is an essential part of continuous improvement. Education Northwest works closely with our clients to ensure evaluations meet the needs of all stakeholders. Our evaluators have extensive knowledge and experience in engaging families and communities across multiple settings, including schools, early learning centers, before-school and afterschool programs, and other nonprofit and community-based settings.


Professional Development

Education Northwest offers mission-driven organizations professional development that yields long-term impacts. We create customized learning experiences in a full range of formats, designed to meet learner needs “anytime, anywhere.”

Our instructional design teams, including content experts, curriculum and multimedia developers, bring over 50 years of research and development expertise, along with on-the-ground teaching experience, to solving organizations’ adult learning challenges. We help ensure that your investments in training and professional development pay rewards in new skills and changed behaviors.

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We appreciate that Education Northwest structured the product development process so that it was collaborative and inclusive, allowing our staff and volunteers to provide their expertise every step of the way.
- Kanna Hudson, Start Making a Reader Today (SMART)

Family and Community Events

Portrait of Tim Speth

Tim Speth
Project Manager

Tim's evaluation and technical assistance work focuses on school-family partnerships, educational equity, early childhood education, and community and family engagement efforts, among others. Recent experiences include providing strategic planning and research support to the Partnership for Pre-Kindergarten Improvement project led by Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington. He also works with state and local education agencies on developing and implementing systemic family and community engagement practices.