Our Mission
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Puget Sound College and Career Network removes barriers so that students of color, first generation, and students impacted by poverty in the Puget Sound region have the opportunity and support to access and obtain postsecondary credentials.

King County Promise
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King County Promise addresses systemic barriers to access and completion for young people in King County who have historically been underserved.
 

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College Transition Checklists
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Learn more about the financial, logistical, and administrative steps in the transition to from high school to postsecondary education. 
 

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PSCCN News
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Check out PSCCN's latest news, trainings and events. 

 

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Our Work

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

News

Dr. Kevin McCarthy

PSCCN is pleased to spotlight Dr. Kevin McCarthy who is a close partner in our collaborative efforts on college and career readiness. Dr. Kevin McCarthy is the President of Renton Technical College (RTC) and the co-chair of the Puget Sound Coalition. He has an exemplary career in education that spans decades, which is why it's not surprising that he was selected by Aspen Institute to join the 2020-21 inaugural class of the New Presidents Fellowship.

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For the last 7 months, PSCCN hosted Mikaela Chavez an amazing educational community organization (ECO) Intern from the University of Washington. Mikaela bought a great personality, a willingness to learn and an amazing work ethic. During her internship, Mikaela had the opportunity to work on many different projects with the team but ultimately reported to Angelica. While we are sad to see her go, we are excited to see her take on the world or what lies in store for her. To wrap up her tenure here at PSCCN, Mikaela shares her experience through a Q&A interview.

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The Puget Sound region is about to receive a historic investment to support underserved students in education, from birth through postsecondary. King, Pierce and Snohomish counties will receive approximately $518 million dollars, collectively over the next 15 years.  The King County Council will soon decide how to spend the funds, and PSCCN is one of the lead groups organizing K-12, higher education, and community partners around a collaborative, cross- systems proposal, promoting college and career supports for students in low income King County high schools.

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Join PSCCN on August 19 and 26 as we host screenings of the film, Personal Statement. Follow the journeys of three Brooklyn high school seniors who, with nowhere else to turn for support, work to get themselves and their peers to college. After watching this Emmy-nominated documentary, join PSCCN to learn about King County Promise and other local efforts to bolster college and career readiness. 

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