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.
Vroom kicks off King County Network

Thank you to the 60 people who attended last week's King County Vroom Network kick-off meeting! Vroom is an initiative that empowers parents and caregivers to play a proactive role in their children's early brain development. At the meeting, attendees learned about brain-building opportunities through hands-on activities and heard directly from people and groups utilizing Vroom. Vroom was piloted in parts of the Road Map Project region and is now going county-wide with support from this network. This is just the beginning of Vroom throughout King County!
 
To see pictures from the event, please visit the Road Map Project Facebook page and feel free to share with your networks. If you'd like more information on how to get involved with Vroom, please contact Devon Love, Vroom Activation Manager for Public Health - Seattle & King County, at devon.love@kingcounty.gov

Upcoming Road Map "101" will have a spotlight on data

Are you interested in learning more about the Road Map Project? Do you have questions about collective action? If so, you are invited to attend a Road Map "101" meeting! 

These one-hour meetings are designed to help people dive deeper into the project, ask questions and make connections. There is no cost to attend. The upcoming meeting will have a special focus on education data and its role in the project. Here are the details:

Road Map Project "101"
Noon to 1 p.m. (light snacks and beverages will be provided)
Wednesday, April 6
1200 12th Ave. S.
Suite 701
Seattle, WA 98144
Register here
Brookings Institution blog focuses on Community and Technical College Report

The Road Map Project Community and Technical College Report is the focus of a new blog post by Brookings Institution authors Alan Berube and Rachel Barker. The post discusses the Road Map Project region's workforce challenges and elevates the report's recommended strategies as routes to increasing opportunity. 

You can read the blog post  by clicking here . Here's an excerpt:


"With four years left to meet its goal, Road Map released a report last month analyzing student success at the area's community and technical colleges. This unique effort--marrying data from Road Map-area high schools with area community and technical colleges--produced a finely-grained view of 2011 high school graduates' progress toward completion, tracking key criteria such as attaining college-readiness in math and completing 30 or more credits in the first year of college.
 
...the Road Map report recommends a series of strategies aimed at attacking the problem from multiple directions, including working with high schools to boost college readiness, helping institutions improve their ability to deliver on student completion, adopting new culturally responsive strategies, and pushing for increased funding for both the institutions and student scholarships."