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July 2011

SDF spring debate pilot with Eckstein Middle School and Department of Parks judged as success.

January 12, 2011

Lan Nguyen begins work as SDF instructor

January 5, 2010

SDF reaches verbal agreement with YMCA and Department of Parks on afterschool program


Winter 2009

New quantitative study released by University of Michigan proves link between debate and accelerated academic success for African American males

December 22, 2009

SDF representatives meet with Ballard debate alum Jon Cregg to discuss re-starting debate at Ballard HS.

December 10, 2009

SDF reaches verbal agreement with CityYear for multi-site launch and new sustainability model

September 20, 2009

ALOUD representatives meet with YMCA and Department of Parks to discuss 10-school launch for January 2010

September 19, 2009

SDF representatives present at Seattle Alliance of Black School Educators conference

August 2009

SDF launches Facebook page

July 2009

Ingraham and Cleveland formalize plans to restore debate.

June 17, 2009

Five new Board members are approved to join the SDF team along with Advisory Council members in Tacoma and Seattle.

June 9, 2009

SDF holds the first debater happy hour.

February 2009

ALOUD (Associated Leaders of Urban Debate) signs contract with SDF Board of directors

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