Learn About the First Year of Love & Liberation’s Impacts on BIPOC Youth

The Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA) team is proud and excited to share a report highlighting early impacts of Love and Liberation (L&L). L&L is a racial justice initiative focused on self-liberation and systems change to improve outcomes for young people of color. L&L is implemented by the Racial Equity Coalition (REC), a collaborative…

Young people speaking up about mental health: Adar Abdi

This was originally posted on the Best Starts for Kids blog.  To honor BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, we are featuring a story from a young person who explores the impacts of mental health challenges and the public health crisis of systemic racism.   Across our region and country, young people are navigating the ramifications of racism…

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…