Jinyoung Lee Englund Earns Endorsement of Education Leader Stand for Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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July 26, 2017

WOODINVILLE, WA -- Jinyoung Lee Englund is honored to announce the endorsement of Stand for Children, Washington, a nonpartisan education advocacy group whose mission is “to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, college or career training.”

“We are excited to endorse Jinyoung as a champion on behalf of our state’s kids,” said Libuse Binder, executive director of Stand for Children Washington. “Her experience, values and passion for public service will be a real asset in Olympia as we all work to build on this year’s education package to better support the unique needs of every student, no matter their economic background. Stand for Children’s top priority is to identify and then implement proven policies that put kids first so that everyone can graduate high school ready for a career or post-secondary education. Jinyoung gets that and we know she won’t waste any time getting to work.”

Both in Washington and across the country, Stand for Children has devoted countless hours to supporting policies to help students our system has historically underserved, while also engaging parents to lead these advocacy efforts. Stand’s passionate commitment to closing the opportunity gap is making a difference in the lives of children and families everywhere.

“As a state, Washington needs to do a better job making sure all students – regardless of zip code or circumstance – have access to a high-quality education,” said Englund. “As your State Senator I will work to pull together educators, parents and experts like Stand for Children to make that happen.”

Under the leadership of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus, the state legislature has made substantial investments in programs to close the opportunity gap, such as the Learning Assistance Program that helps students in high-poverty schools, and Career and Technical Education programs to expand pathways for students after graduation. These smart policies target resources to students who need more help and more options.

Englund adds, “Like Stand, I believe in a ‘sufficient funding, spent wisely’ approach to education policy. That means, when it comes to investments in public schools, our aim in every instance must be to improve education opportunities and outcomes for our students.”
 

Jinyoung’s passion is in creating educational and economic opportunities for women, children, and the most vulnerable among us. This has led her to serve with a nonprofit in southeast Africa as well as a speaker, contributor, and advisor on technology and innovation for startups and for commanding officers in the United States Marine Corps. Jinyoung is happily married to Geoff, an active duty Marine who has served 17 years of combined enlisted and commissioned service to date and is currently forward deployed in Asia. Both of their families have been Washingtonians for multiple generations and are proud alumni of the University of Washington. Learn more about Jinyoung at jinyoungenglund.com or connect with her on Facebook or Twitter @jinyoungenglund.

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Hun Kim