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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 and Northwest Education Access. 

PSCCN welcome's Marisa Herrera to the Team
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PSCCN welcomes Marisa Herrera as the Director of Programs (interim). Marisa's professional background includes 25 years of experience working in college and career access programs, cultural centers, and admissions with specific expertise in implementing research regarding college promise programs.

PSCCN welcome's Rachel Collins to the Team
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Rachel joins the PSCCN team as an Interim Manager. Her professional background includes over a decade of experience working with students and families K-16 both in the school setting and at the district level. She specializes in bridging the gap between underserved communities and higher education attainment.

PSCCN welcome's Mollee Shultz to the Team
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Mollee joins the PSCCN team as the Director of Postsecondary Data and Impact. Mollee's professional background includes teaching math at the postsecondary and K-12 level, assisting in research for mathematics education, but most recently she spent the last 2 years as a postdoctoral researcher for the STEM equity project at Texas State.

The KCP Promise Request for Proposals (RFP) is Open
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It's officially here! PSCCN is super excited to share that the King County Promise Request for Proposals (RFP) is open. 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 partnership applications for the first phase of King County Promise from February 17 - April 4 at 2 pm.

PSCCN welcome's Hailey Karcher to the team
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Hailey Karcher joined the PSCCN team as a University of Washington Community Partner Fellow in July. She is currently a Ph.D .student at the University of Washington in Education Policy, Organizations, and Leadership. Her research interests include racial equity and education policy, including the racial politics of education, the geographic and spatial contexts of education, and the role of different types of advocacy in shaping educational opportunity.

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At PSCCN, we celebrate every student's financial aid completion. Above is a snapshot of current school districts' financial aid completion rates in the region. Make sure you are keeping track of your school districts' progress by visiting the WSAC FAFSA Completion Data Dashboard.