King County Promise Vision: All youth of color and other historically underserved young people, receive high-quality support to choose, pursue and succeed in their postsecondary path. Substantial system capacity is built across K-12, higher education, and communities to ensure more equitable support. Our institutions make significant improvements to coordinate, align, and simplify the journey to completion. Demonstrate to the state the programming, evidence-based practices, and staffing levels needed to achieve high postsecondary enrollment and success rates

In keeping with this vision, PSCCN holds a series of community engagement events to inform, consult, involve, and collaborate with Districts, CTCs, CBOs, students, and community leaders. Please see information on upcoming and past events below.

The PSCCN team anticipated a fall 2021 Phase 1 King County Promise partnership RFP release in connection with DCHS, with programming launching in fall 2022. We are still on track for a planned launch for programming for fall 2022, but the RFP release has been delayed due to PSTAA funding changes

The PSCCN team is working closely with DCHS to respond to the funding changes, while remaining in alignment with the Promise vision. We will share more details on the updated RFP process and the first phase of King County Promise programming as they are available from DCHS, anticipated to come over the next few weeks. 

In addition, please be on the lookout for information on ways to remain engaged with King County Promise later this month, including opportunities to join Promise Advisory and Work Groups. 

Thank you for your patience and continued support. For questions, please email psccn@psesd.org.

Upcoming Events


Past Events

KCP Request For Proposal (RFP) Information Session: The content for both sessions was the same but additional information about RFP-related items can be found there. PSCCN also shares resources at the workshop for those looking to connect with potential partners. Click on the clink below to watch the sessions.

  • Session 1 & 2 (2/23/22 & 2/28/22 ): Pre-Proposal Information Session + Video 

Budget Workshops and Partnership Matching: The workshop introduces one way to build a budget that ties closely to the KCP model. All RFP-related items can be found there. PSCCN also shares resources at the workshop for those looking to connect with potential partners. Click on the clink below to watch the sessions.

Small & BIPOC-led CBO Engagement Session (Co-hosted by The Equity in Education Coalition): PSCCN partnered with the Equity in Education Coalition to conduct special engagement sessions with leaders of small and BIPOC-led Community Based Organizations that serve King County high school students, CTC students, and Opportunity Youth. CBOs have an opportunity to partner with school districts and CTCs to form King County Promise Partnerships. This session focused on providing information tailored for small and BIPOC-led organizations on the different aspects of Phase 1 of King County Promise.

  • Session 1 & 2 (10/14/21 & 10/29/21): Small and BIPOC - led CBO + Video + PDF slides

King County Promise RFP Feedback Session: Information and Feedback Sessions. In this session, PSCCN dives deep into the fundraising and financial commitments for King County Promise:

  • Session 1 (10/7/21):
    • Provide important feedback to King County DCHS on the upcoming release of the King County Promise (KCP) Request for Proposals (RFP). 
    • To be added to the email list for updates, an official announcement on this RFP, or PSTAA-related funding, please visit this link

Phase 1 Readiness Work Sessions -  These optional, work sessions are open to all. Dive into specific components of King County Promise Phase 1, and get ready for applying before the Fall 2021 RFP launch.

Youth Listening Sessions (Co-hosted by The Equity in Education Coalition):

  • Session 1 (8/30/21)
  • Session 2 (9/23/21)
  • Session 3 (12/1/21)
    • PSCCN partnered with the Equity in Education Coalition (EEC) to host Youth Listening Sessions to: 
      • Share information about King County Promise;
      • Listen and learn from experiences tied to postsecondary transition;
      • Gather feedback on how to support the implementation of Phase 1 of King County Promise.

Information and Feedback Sessions - Information and Feedback Sessions: The PSCCN team discusses specific strategies behind King County Promise; these talk-back sessions were to help inform King County Promise Phase 1.

Ways to stay engaged with us:
   a) King County Promise Mailing List - 
Click here to signup
   b) PSCCN Newsletter - Click here to signup
   c) Emails: Naveed Badri - Nbadri@psesd.org