Our MissionTo remove barriers so first generation, low income, and students of color in the Puget Sound region have the opportunity to access and obtain postsecondary credentials.
Our WorkPuget Sound College and Career Network builds regional capacity to increase equitable postsecondary readiness and completion across South King County & Pierce County. We work with students, educators, community organizations, schools, districts, colleges, and state-level organizations to organize strategies, programming, and supports to increase equitable postsecondary access and success. PSCCN provides:
- Professional Learning and Resources
- Coaching & Technical Assistance
- Piloting Support & Innovation
- Systems Alignment, Coordination & Partnership Development
- Recognizing & Removing Systemic Barriers
- Access to education is a human right: Education, including postsecondary learning and exploration, is critical to just, equitable and thriving societies. Everyone deserves an opportunity to explore, pursue, and obtain postsecondary education.
- College is postsecondary education: College means educations programs beyond the high school level, including those that offer apprenticeships, certificates, and associate or bachelor degrees.
- College access is racial equity work: For college access work to be relevant, it must be rooted in racial equity and identify racial equity as an end goal.
- College readiness is career readiness work: Being prepared for postsecondary education is part of being ready for career. Learning around college and career must be deeply integrated.
- Collaboration in college access is critical: To change systems, regional collaboration across school boundaries, sectors, organizations, and positions is necessary. We must all hold this work.
The Puget Sound College and Career Network formed in 2015 after the merging of the Seattle College Access Network and the South King County College Access Network.