The Cesily Crowser Memorial Homeless Family Support Fund

This fund provides financial assistance to students in the Parent Education Program offered by North Seattle College at various local shelters, transitional housing, and support programs for homeless families in Seattle. It was created in honor and memory of Cesily Crowser, tenured Parent Education faculty member and program coordinator who worked with the program from 2007 until 2014. Cesily began the shelter program in 2012, when she taught a class at a shelter for teen moms. Cesily died from complications of her heart disease on Feb. 22, 2014, at the age of 44 after serving as a spokesperson for the American Heart Association GoRed for Women campaign.

The Parent Education Program has had a successful year with our classes serving families who are homeless and transitioning out of homelessness. Much thanks to our instructors for taking on the task of creating an innovative way for our program to reach out to families to provide parenting education and support. We have served families at Sacred Heart Shelter and Mary’s Place during this academic year; thanks to generous donations and a grant.

In order to continue this innovative model, we are fundraising for the coming academic year. We have set up a fund with our college’s foundation, the Seattle Colleges Foundation, titled the Cesily Crowser Memorial Homeless Family Support Fund. We also have a general support fund to help sustain our program. If you or your co-op class would like to make a donation, please follow the link below.


Donors are able to designate the donation category ‘Crowser Memorial Homeless Support Scholarship.’ All gifts will be processed by the Seattle Colleges Foundation (SCF), a 501c3 non-profit. A gift management fee is levied on all gifts to ensure that operational support continues to inspire, steward, and inform donors who invest in student success, teaching and learning, and program excellence. SCF does not sell, trade, or share donor information with any other organization. For further details or to make a donation, contact:

North Seattle College Education Fund
phone: 206.934.5491