Media Advisory—September Council Meeting
Council brings local leaders together to improve student access and success
September 18, 2018
Olympia—On Sept. 20, the Council will hear from leaders in King County's public and non-profit sectors. The meeting will focus on the barriers to postsecondary access and success facing many students from low-income families and students of color. These issues are broad in nature. They include housing, food security, childcare, transportation and more.
The meeting also includes a presentation by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, who will speak about the college promise program.
Additional agenda items include a review of the Washington Roundtable report on increasing educational attainment. The Council will also hear representatives from the United Way of King County and several community-based nonprofits.
The meeting will take place at NW African American Museum from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Public comment will begin at 12:15 p.m.
All meeting materials will be available online the day of the meeting.
NW African American Museum
2300 S. Massachusetts Street
Seattle, WA 98144
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.
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