From staff reports:
Highline Community College recently recognized Trise Moore, the Family and Community Partnership Advocate for the Federal Way School District, and Nathan Phillips, the Director of the South King Council of Human Services, as outstanding community partners that have made considerable contributions to the local community.
Highline’s president, Dr. Jack Bermingham, made the announcement at the college’s semi-annual Community Networking Breakfast on May 1. A college committee selects community partners to be highlighted at each breakfast. Moore and Phillips were present to receive their awards and recognition.
Moore has been serving as the Family and Community Partnership Advocate for the Federal Way School District since 2003, and previously earned national honors as chair of the City of Federal Way's Diversity Commission. She leads the efforts of the school district’s mission to improve student achievement by building programs that break down barriers to success and empower parents to have a key role in their child’s education.
Phillips is the Director of the South King Council of Human Services and principal on the organization's Capacity Building Project. In his five years with SKCHS, he has worked with South King Council service providers, funders and policy-makers to strengthen the human services delivery system.
Bermingham emphasized the positive changes that have stemmed from collaborations with Moore and Phillips. “It’s been a privilege to work with Trise and Nathan, and their service exemplifies what is possible in true partnerships,” he said.