We build regional capacity to increase equitable postsecondary readiness and completion across South King County & Pierce County by working with students, educators, community organizations, schools, districts, colleges, and state-level organizations to organize strategies, programming, and supports. PSCCN provides:
Professional Learning & Resources
Coaching & Technical Assistance
Piloting Support & Innovation
Systems Alignment, Coordination & Partnership Development
Recognizing & Removing Systemic Barriers
The pandemic has disrupted many things, including the path for students to higher education. There has been a decline in college enrollment for students straight from high school, which has also inadvertently affected Financial aid application numbers. Some school districts are exploring/trying new strategies to reach more students and provide the needed support to help them transition from high school to college. One such district is the Auburn school district, which has implemented a new summer initiative to increase financial aid application completion rates.
It's officially here! PSCCN is super excited to share that the King County Promise Request for Proposals (RFP) is open. After more than four years of co-developed work, PSCCN and the King County Department of Human and Community Services (DCHS) are ready to welcome partnership applications for the first phase of King County Promise from February 17 - April 4 at 2 pm.
Renton, WA— May 20, 2022 —King County Department of Human and Community Services (DCHS) and PSCCN announced the recipients of the King County Promise. The two partnerships selected include: Highline Promise Partnership and Northwest Education Access.
Click on the link below to check out some amazing student-facing opportunities in the region.
Here is a snapshot of current school districts' financial aid completion rates in the region. Make sure you are keeping track of your school district's progress by visiting the WSAC FAFSA Completion Data Dashboard.
PSCCN welcomes Marisa Herrera as the Director of Programs (interim). Marisa's professional background includes 25 years of experience working in college and career access programs, cultural centers, and admissions with specific expertise in implementing research regarding college promise programs.
Rachel joins the PSCCN team as an Interim Manager. Her professional background includes over a decade of experience working with students and families K-16 both in the school setting and at the district level. She specializes in bridging the gap between underserved communities and higher education attainment.
Mollee joins the PSCCN team as the Director of Postsecondary Data and Impact. Mollee's professional background includes teaching math at the postsecondary and K-12 level, assisting in research for mathematics education, but most recently she spent the last 2 years as a postdoctoral researcher for the STEM equity project at Texas State.
At PSCCN, we celebrate every student's financial aid completion. Above is a snapshot of current school districts' financial aid completion rates in the region. Make sure you are keeping track of your school districts' progress by visiting the WSAC FAFSA Completion Data Dashboard.
Hailey Karcher joined the PSCCN team as a University of Washington Community Partner Fellow in July. She is currently a Ph.D .student at the University of Washington in Education Policy, Organizations, and Leadership. Her research interests include racial equity and education policy, including the racial politics of education, the geographic and spatial contexts of education, and the role of different types of advocacy in shaping educational opportunity.