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
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.
Checking financial aid completion rates has just gotten easier, WSAC now visualizes each district's completion rates, allowing users to analyze data and produce interactive graphs and reports at the state, districts & school levels.
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.
The King County Promise Refinement Phase kicked off in late November/Early December with over 60 staff and students from local districts and high schools, community colleges, community based organizations and more.
Welcome Christian Granlund, Puget Sound College & Career Network’s new Manager. Before coming to PSCCN, Christian worked at South Seattle College to support outreach and onboarding of K-12 students.
PSESD staff members wore their college gear in full force for DiscoverU’s 2019 Week of College and Career Exploration!
Financial aid season opens today, October 1st! To support your work with students, PSCCN developed a Financial Aid Toolkit that equips educators, youth program workers, and others assisting students with navigating the financial aid application process including completing financial aid forms.
At PSESD, we know that the success of our students balances on the structures of support that are built in our schools. Though recent efforts have been made to expand opportunities for continued learning after high school, inequities persist in our schools that contribute to opportunity gaps and prevent many students from realizing their college and career goals.
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.
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.