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Monday, December 24, 2012

Atlantic Street Center helps children learn despite trauma, turmoil

From left, Nawal Mohammed, Zahara Hassan, Ibtisam Ahmed and Anas Hassan take part in a puppet show at the Atlantic Street Center. Many students made puppets for the show, part of the center's Family Study Time program aimed at helping kids succeed in school, especially those from immigrant and refugee families. The center's roots date to 1910, when two Methodist deaconesses noticed that the needs of many Italian immigrants in Seattle were not being met. Deaconess Settlement became Atlantic Street Center in the early 1950s.