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

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Resources for Educators

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?

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The Need for Equitable Student Support

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.

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 PSCCN 2020-21 Update

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.

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Learnings from a summer of transition

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. 

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Student Intern Spotlight

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. 

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 Welcome to 2020-21

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. 

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Collective Action in Uncertain Times
As we collectively navigate the impacts of COVID-19 and this period of uncertainty, PSCCN is committed to our roles of supporting you and your institutions, and most importantly our students whose need for postsecondary access and success will persist beyond the challenges we face today. We know that students of color, students impacted by poverty, and students who are first-generation are often furthest from educational justice and are hit hardest in times like these. 
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