PSCCN Starting a Promise Blog to Share Expertise from Community Leaders

PSCCN has spent this past year supporting our pilot partners for the first year of King County Promise (KCP). KCP is a public-private partnership engaging King County K12 districts, Community Based Organizations (CBOs), and Community and Technical Colleges (CTCs) to develop a comprehensive student support model supporting historically underserved young people to obtain postsecondary credentials. The Promise mission is to support young people in pursuing college and career options that fit their goals. KCP is designed to provide students of color and historically underserved students with robust, individual support that increases their readiness to access college and complete postsecondary credentials. KCP also focuses on aligning systems and policies to reduce common barriers that students face. Our goals are twofold:

  • Increase postsecondary attainment by age 26 of King County Promise served youth to 70 percent, with no gap in attainment rates between prioritized young people and their peers.
  • K-12 districts, postsecondary institutions, and community-based organizations in King County collaborate to create a cohesive, equity-focused P-16 educational system that supports postsecondary success for young people.

This blog will feature guest authors and their experiences, learnings, and best practices from their points of view in a bi-monthly blog. Our goal is to amplify and give space for the voices of people personally invested and impacted. Topics will be relevant to our College and Career Network. The authors will be representative of the different community leaders within KCP including systems leaders, practitioners, students, and families.

Our first blog post is tentatively scheduled for January 2023.

If you are interested in being a guest author for future posts, please contact for more information.

We look forward to learning and growing with you!

In partnership,

The PSCCN Team