The Road Map Project is a region-wide effort aimed at improving education to drive dramatic improvement in student achievement from cradle to college and career in South King County and South Seattle. 

The Road Map Project is supported by the Community Center for Education Results (CCER), a nonprofit organization.
Thank you!


Thank you to everyone who attended last week's Education Results Network meeting featuring the release of the 2015 Results Report and University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce!
 
We were honored to hear President Cauce share her thoughts on the results, the Road Map Project and the importance of equity. Her remarks were encouraging and inspiring. Here is an excerpt:

"I'm impressed and heartened by the breadth of the work that is happening to help these students; the work that so many of you are involved in. ... When we read the [2015 Results Report], there will be moments where we're disheartened, unquestionably. But I want to remind you that there are gains to be celebrated, there's progress to acknowledge -- even though we're not close to claiming victory yet. ... Overcoming decades -- centuries -- of injustice is hard, and so I want to thank you all for what you're doing to bend the moral arc. The work can seem daunting. I'm sure that at times you feel like it's impossible. A steadfast commitment is the only way to change the status quo that is abandoning so many of our young people. It's going to take time, I'm not going to fool you, but together I believe we can change lives. We can change our community for the better. The road to justice and opportunity is long. It's difficult. But with this project, we know our destination and thanks to you, we have a map."

If you couldn't make it or would like to access the materials again, please click the following links:
Thanks again!

-CCER Team

Dive into education results with the new dashboard

Have you seen the new Road Map Project Annual Indicator Dashboard? This unique online tool will allow you to explore important student milestones called Indicators of Student Success in many ways. Dig into graduation rates, view reading and math results and more. Data is available by school, district and racial/ethnic student subgroups. You can also print PDFs of graphs and share your feedback on the dashboard through an online survey. 

Visit roadmapproject.org/dashboard for more information as well as instructions on how to use this dashboard.
Get involved in activating Vroom in King County


Vroom  is an initiative that empowers parents and caregivers to play a proactive role in their children's early brain development. Using a variety of tactics, including the Daily Vroom app, Vroom is helping to increase the quality and frequency of rich, responsive interactions between parents and children.
 
Vroom was piloted in parts of the Road Map Project region in 2014 and is now going county-wide! An upcoming meeting will provide the opportunity for interested people to sign up for free materials. Participants will also learn from others to empower parents and caregivers to play a proactive role in their children's early brain development.
 
Vroom King County Network Kickoff 
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Thursday Feb. 25
New Holly Gathering Hall
7054 32nd Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
 
For more information and to RSPV, visit http://ow.ly/Xw5SL
Home Language Campaign encourages families and students to 'speak your language' 

Research shows that bilingualism has many cognitive benefits and that dual-language programs have the ability to close the opportunity gap. However, immigrant and refugee families often receive mixed messages about the value of their children knowing their home language.
 
The Home Language Campaign is a new effort in our region to dispel myths about bilingualism and support those working with families to communicate the importance and value of home language development. Driven by OneAmerica parent and youth leaders and coalition members, the campaign aims to promote the importance of developing home language and the connection to positive cultural identity for all children.
 
The campaign has a new website --   speakyourlanguage.weareoneamerica.org -- with many resources, including helpful information for parents and communities, opportunities for bilingual high school students to earn credits and activities to cultivate home language. There are also messaging materials for parents and teachers available in 23 languages! Join the conversation on Twitter with #SpeakYourLanguage and #HomeLanguage. This campaign was founded in collaboration with the Road Map Project English Language Learner Work Group and parent leaders with OneAmerica.
Search more than 900 programs with the Youth Program Directory


Have you visited the Youth Program Directory? This is a comprehensive, regularly updated web directory of more than 900 free and reduced-fee programs and services for youth ages 5 to 25.  Check it out here:  www.youthprogramdirectory.org. The directory debuted in fall 2015 and is meant to be a resource for parents, guardians, school counselors, teachers, community workers and youth from across King County.
 
Users of the directory can search by program category, keyword, zip code and distance from zip code. Search results can be filtered by program subcategory, participant age, the time of day programs are offered, as well as by the languages spoken by program staff. You can also search by public school by clicking on " Choosing a Program."
 
The directory listings will be regularly maintained and updated by King County 2-1-1 with ongoing leadership from Youth Development Executives of King County, the Community Center for Education Results and SOAR.