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King County Announce Recipients of King County Promise

May 20, 2022

Renton, WA— May 20, 2022 —King County Announce Recipients of King County Promise

Advancing Equitable Access to Education through King County Promise   


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 which is a team comprised of Highline College, Highline Public Schools, Becoming a Man (of Southwest Youth and Family Services), and Northwest Education Access. The second recipient is Promise to Community (PtC) Partnership, which is a partnership between Renton Technical College, Northwest Education Access, Congolese Integration Network, and Centro Rendu (of St Vincent de Paul).

“I just want to express deep gratitude to the community, including students, educators, advocates, schools, leaders, and more whose work is represented in the King County Promise and who helped us reach this milestone. PSCCN looks forward to continuing our collaboration and our journey towards postsecondary system transformation and success,” said Mercy Daramola, Director of Postsecondary Success at PSCCN.  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 the two partnerships for the first phase of the King County Promise, a program model designed to develop a comprehensive student support model, helping historically underserved young people to obtain postsecondary credentials.

KCP is a public-private partnership engaging local K-12 school districts, Community Based Organizations (CBO), and Community and Technical Colleges (CTC). These entities will work together in partnership to implement the student support model, which is enabled and sustained through system-building improvements.

Community Impact

Many students and community members have been eagerly anticipating the King County Promise. King County Promise took the efforts of hundreds of King County students, parents, educators, and system leaders who made the dream of a college education possible. King County Promise will enable King County students the opportunity to pursue a college education as part of a vision for more equitable, accessible, and supported postsecondary access and success. “We have intentionally built a promise partnership team that is grounded in equitable program practices and passionate about serving diverse, marginalized, gifted, and resilient students,” said the Highline Promise Partnership proposal.

“Given the inequities baked into so many of our systems, it is essential that the lived experience of our young people are reflected in this partnership.” said the Promise to Community Partnership proposal. “PtC has prioritized including community-embedded partners who reflect the young people we serve.”

For more information, press only:

PR Contact Name: Mercy Daramola

Phone number: 253-7787626

Email: KingCountyPromise@psesd.org

For more information on King County Promise:

If you have any questions regarding the King County Promise program model and the long-term vision, please contact us at KingCountyPromise@psesd.org and/or check out the King County Promise FAQs.