Five Recommendations to Support Our Youth  

New data reveals that local youth are the experts on their needs and should be at the center of youth-serving systems. In this report, authored by a five-member Youth Commission sponsored by United Way of King County, youth are clear:  youth-serving systems must meaningfully engage the young people they seek to serve in order to create…

King County Promise Request for Proposals (RFP) Launches Today!

Use this direct link to access the full RFP details and download the RFP documents.  The Children, Youth, and Young Adults Division (CYYAD) of King County’s Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is pleased to release the King County Promise (KCP) Partnerships Request for Proposal (RFP). This RFP seeks eligible entities interested in forming Promise Partnerships to implement the KCP model for school…

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Celebrating our first year of PSTAA implementation

This month, the Puget Sound Taxpay Accountability Account (PSTAA) celebrates its first year of implementation. The PSTAA team is thrilled to share about some recent milestones as well as some upcoming opportunities!

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PSTAA Implementation is Underway!

We know that a good education is critical for success; however, in our region, too many miss out on opportunities because of persistent, systemic inequities. We also know that over the past year, education has been severely disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in terms of access, quality, and equitable supports. For these reasons…

Save the date (again!) for the first annual Best Starts for Kids Summit: Communities Building Impact.

Join us for our first Best Starts for Kids Virtual Summit! The theme is Communities Building Impact and we are excited to welcome Best Starts partners for networking, peer-to-peer learning, and hearing what’s next for Best Starts for Kids. When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a special preview day on August 17.…

Community and School Resources in King County

During these changing times and with school closures, some of our community members in King County have reached out to find out where to locate resources such as food, utility assistance, health care/ health plans, and learning/ educational sources. LaTonya Rogers who is with the Department of Community and Human Services Behavioral Health and Recovery…