King County Announces Funding For Two Partnerships Aimed at Advancing Equitable Access to Education Through King County Promise

King County’s Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is excited to announce two funding awards for King County Promise (KCP), a program model designed to develop a comprehensive student support model, helping historically underserved young people to obtain postsecondary credentials. KCP is a public-private partnership engaging local K-12 school districts, Community Based Organizations (CBO),…

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…

PSTAA Update: New Revenue Forecast 

Sound Transit recently released updated revenue projections for the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Act (PSTAA) fund. Due to delays in Sound Transit-3 (ST3)-related construction projects, the fund’s budget is being revised to reflect a significant reduction of projected PSTAA revenues between 2021 and 2029.    A sales and use tax collected from ST3 construction activity funds PSTAA. Construction…

Join us at the 2021 King County School-to-Work Virtual Transition Fair

You Are Invited! The 14th Annual King County School-to-Work Transition Fair, sponsored by the Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division (DDECSD), is a chance for students with disabilities and their families to get info and resources about life after school! The virtual fair goes through May 31st, 2021, and includes helpful resources, educational videos,…

Summer Updates from the King County Family Youth Council

Please visit the King County Family Youth Council webpage for more information on FYC Happy Summer! This summer is turning out to be very different then we all thought. FYC hope everyone is practicing safe social distancing as you get some sun and fun. We are sharing some activities idea and resource links below for…