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
Here is an opportunity to get your hands on a great resource to support your efforts in helping your students. Personal Statement is a documentary that follows the lives of 3 high school seniors in Brooklyn navigating the complexities of supporting themselves and their peers as they prepare for life after high school.
Did you know that it is possible to get a copy of the film and curriculum for every school in your district?
Within the Puget Sound College & Career Network (PSCCN) at the Puget Sound Educational Service District, we believe that all young people have unfathomable brilliance that we should cultivate and uplift. It is with their creativity, passion, and vision that we will address the systemic injustices and inequalities facing us today. Local students want an education beyond high school; in fact a recent survey revealed that 95% of students surveyed want postsecondary education.
PSCCN is deeply grateful to the members of the Refinement Phase, a group of 70+ staff, students and representatives from across King County's educational and community support system who have been engaged in the Refinement Phase of King County Promise since November 2019.
We hope you are enjoying a bit of rest and have a chance to reset before the 2020-21 school year officially begins!
This summer, PSCCN is reflecting on our work, seeking feedback from our partners (thank you to all who completed our recent survey!), and mapping our plan for 2020-21.
Over summer 2020, PSCCN partnered with districts and colleges across the region to work in partnership to reduce barriers for incoming college students, leverage expertise and support of K-12, CBOs, and college partners, while acknowledging the known and potential impacts of COVID-19 on students and communities of color. This is a summary of what was learned that can be applied right away.
This summer PSCCN had the pleasure of hosting Jazzlynn Jefferson as a summer intern from July to September. She is a second-year Master of Public Administration student at the University of Washington. Jazzlynn bought a great personality, a willingness to learn, and a great student's perspective on the work we do. During her internship, Jazzlynn had the opportunity to work on many different projects with the whole team and while we are sad to see her go, we are excited to see what lies ahead for her. To wrap up her tenure here at PSCCN, Jazzlynn shares her experience through a Q&A interview.
We are excited to share brand new College Knowledge: Student Lessons and Family Workshops, developed collaboratively by the College and Career Leadership Institute, Community Center for Education Results, UW GEAR UP Achievers, and UW Dream Project.
We here at PSCCN wish our district and college partners the best, as we all work kick off this new academic year as best we can. We know under normal circumstances this is a stressful time of year for everyone, much more so now while navigating a shift to remote learning, and also juggling the social, political, and personal challenges that this year has brought us. We hope that we are able to embody the same resolve you have displayed over the past several months in order to better support you over this upcoming year.
Gear Up is recruiting college students for remote tutoring positions for middle and high schools in South King County. Current College students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Click this link to show interest.