Media Advisory - April Council Meeting
Community representatives will present to the council and discuss attainment goals
April 13, 2017
Olympia—Community partners will join the Washington Student Achievement Council’s meeting to discuss how the state’s educational attainment goals advance students’ plans for their lives and careers. Participants will discuss how community groups and employers contribute to student success.
Presenters include business associations such as the Association of Washington Business and the Washington Roundtable along with representatives from Washington STEM, Starbucks’ Opportunity for Youth program, and the United Way of King County’s Reconnecting Youth initiative. Lumina Foundation-supported Strategy Labs Director, Jimmy Clarke, will provide a national context for Washington’s goals.
The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Evergreen State College. Public comment will begin at 12:15 p.m.
All materials will be available online the day of the meeting.
The Evergreen State College
Library, 4th Floor #4300
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
About the Washington Student Achievement Council
The Washington Student Achievement Council is committed to increasing educational opportunities and attainment in Washington. The council has three main functions:
- Lead statewide strategic planning to increase educational attainment.
- Administer programs that help people access and pay for college.
- Advocate for the economic, social and civic benefits of higher education.
The council has nine members. Four members represent each of Washington’s major education sectors: four-year public baccalaureates, four-year private colleges, public community and technical colleges and K-12 public schools. Five are citizen members, including one current student.