September 13, 2011
Janet Frieling, MNPL ’97, Network Director of School’s Out Washington, has received the Nonprofit Leadership Community Impact Award from the Institute of Public Service. The award recognizes her long-standing commitment and service to children and their families. Professor Michael Bisesi, Director of the Master of Nonprofit Leadership (MNPL) program in the College of Arts and Sciences, will present the award on September 19. “Janet has been tireless in her efforts to help children, youth, and families,” Bisesi said. “For more than 20 years, she’s been in the forefront of advocating for much-needed resources to enable every child to succeed. She’s been instrumental in helping communities throughout the state to provide quality afterschool and youth development programs.”Frieling joined School’s Out Washington in its early stages as an organization supporting after-school programs in Seattle-King County. Today, School’s Out serves children and families throughout Washington by providing training and grants to improve the licensing, access and quality of care provided through out-of-school programs. The program grew from a 2-person office with a $100,000 budget in 1987 to its current 15-person team with almost a $4 million budget in 2011. The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees including a Master of Nonprofit Leadership, Master of Public Administration, Bachelor of Public Affairs, and an undergraduate minor in public affairs.
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