Mar. 18, 2021—Hugo House confirms that both searches (DEI consultant and ED) are suspended
Mar. 10, 2021—WOCA reiterates demand for Hugo House to halt the DEI Consultant and Executive Director searches
Mar. 5, 2021—AIED Rob Arnold begins working to broker a meeting with WOCA to move forward on a collaborative process
Feb. 22, 2021—WOCA calls off the strike
Feb. 8, 2021—WOCA calls for ED resignation
Feb. 6, 2021—WOCA holds community forum about Hugo House
January 2021—Internal hire named development director
Dec. 11, 2020—Community Forum for racial justice held at Hugo House
November 2020—Hired facilitator to run community forum for racial justice
Sep. 19, 2020—Board held listening session with WOCA leaders
September 2020—Ten percent teacher pay increase goes into effect for Fall quarter.
August 2020—Board, staff, and teachers all attend ally training.
Jun. 11, 2020—27 free spaces are offered to BIPOC writers in our summer classes.
Jun. 5, 2020—First version of 2020–25 Strategic Plan is approved and released on website.
May 15, 2020—Scribes summer camps are shifted to sliding scale pricing model to increase access.
May 5, 2020—Board adopts updated version of racial equity statement, revised by DEI committee. The first racial equity statement was published on the website in May 2019.
May 1, 2020—Write with Hugo House (free writing program with the Seattle Public Library) is launched virtually.
Mar. 31, 2020—DEI committee meets for the first time. Earlier meetings in the year were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan. 27, 2020—Formed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee.
Jan. 14, 2020—Initial draft of 2020–2025 Strategic Plan is approved by board of directors.