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Collaborative Learning Academy (CLA)

Kitsap Strong has funded and facilitated community and school-based collaborative learning academies (CLA) over the course of the last five years. The CLA is a year-long learning journey that not only fosters partnerships, but facilitates community and school education about the science behind how adversity & trauma impact our brain development and life-long health, as well as the exploration of techniques & strategies for building resilience.

The primary goals:

  1. Participants develop a “shared knowledge & language” about ACEs/NEAR sciences

  2. Participants develop an increased understanding of the connection between various social issues (drug use, homelessness, poverty, mental health, etc.)

  3. Participants increase knowledge of community resources and resiliency building efforts/activities

  4. Participants are inspired to explore new ideas/strategies for helping individuals affected by ACEs

  5. Participants begin to challenge their “mental model" (deeply held beliefs, assumptions, thoughts) about people who have experienced ACEs



2015-2017 Community Cohort

Bainbridge Youth Services
Bremerton UMC Tutoring Program
Holly Ridge Center
Kids In Concert
Kitsap Child Care & Preschool
Kitsap Community Resources
Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center
Kitsap Legal Services
Kitsap Mental Health Services
Kitsap Rescue Mission
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center
Multicare Hospice of Kitsap County
New Life Community Development Agency
OESD 114
One Heart Wild Education SanctuaryOur GEMS
Peninsula Community Health Services
Raising ResilienceScarlet Road
St. Vincent de Paul
Weaver Foundation-Georgia Mattson Memorial Shelter
West Sound Treatment Center
West Sound Youth for Christ
YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties

2018-2019 Community Cohort

Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound
Child Care Action Council
Dispute Resolution Center
Gather Together Grow Together
Kitsap County Juvenile and Family Court Services
Kitsap Connect & The Salvation Army
Kitsap Regional Library
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center
North Kitsap Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services
Olympic-Kitsap Peninsula Early Learning Coalition


2018-2019 School Cohort

Bainbridge Island School District 
Crownhill Elementary
Fairview Middle School 
Mullenix Ridge Elementary
Naval Avenue Elementary 
Richard Gordon Elementary
Sidney Glen Elementary

Suquamish Elementary
West Hills STEM Academy

2019-2020 School Cohort

Armin Jahr Elementary
Esquire Hills Elementary
James Taylor High School 
John Sedgwick Middle School
Mountain View Middle School 
North Kitsap High School 
South Kitsap School District
Woodward Middle School


2020-2021 School Cohort

Bremerton High School 
Clear Creek Elementary
Fairview Middle School 
Kitsap Lake Elementary
Mountain View Middle School 
OESD Early Learning 
Olympic College 
Olympic High School

Orchard Heights

Pinecrest Elementary 

South Kitsap Alternative Schools

Woodlands Elementary

2021-2022 School Cohort

Armin Jahr Elementary
Crownhill Elementary
Cedar Heights Middle School 

David Wolfle Elementary 

Kitsap Community Resources
Marcus Whitman Middle School
Mountain View Middle School 
Orchard Heights Elementary

Suquamish Elementary
West Hills STEM Academy

Woodlands Elementary 

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