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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.



Are you registered for the Education Results Network meeting?

If you haven't already, please register now for the June 4 Education Results Network (ERN) meeting at the Renton Pavilion Event Center. ERN meetings are open to anyone interested in improving education in South Seattle and South King County. These quarterly meetings are a great way to  learn about Road Map Project efforts, provide feedback on key elements of the work and identify opportunities for deeper involvement. Your friends and colleagues are invited, too!

Here are the meeting details:


Education Results Network meeting 


Thursday, June 4 

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch will be provided at no cost)

Renton Pavilion Event Center 

233 Burnett Ave. S. 
Renton, WA 98057



Please email with any questions, and scroll down to view a few updates involving Road Map Project advocacy work and more

We hope to see you on June 4!



Open letter urges lawmakers to prioritize equity and close opportunity gaps 

Click to see the full letter to lawmakers.

As lawmakers continue to negotiate a final budget deal, advocacy efforts are underway to help improve education outcomes for all students. The Cradle Through College Coalition, a statewide coalition of more than 150 organizations and individuals, published an open letter to state lawmakers urging them to include specific priorities in any final budget agreement. The open letter was published in The Seattle Times last week and has been shared widely on social media. The open letter is part of a broader campaign to encourage legislators to fund education across the continuum -- from early learning through higher education -- in a manner that advances equity, closes opportunity gaps and improves student outcomes. The open letter can be read here.


The Cradle Through College Coalition's specific budget priorities include:

  • full funding for the State Need Grant
  • passage of the Early Start Act
  • making sure McCleary investments advance equity and close opportunity gaps
  • ending the overreliance on local levies
  • investing in higher education operating costs

If you would like to get involved, follow the coalition on Facebook and Twitter. Share the open letter on your social media channels and with your networks! Be sure to tag the coalition in your posts to amplify your message.


The coalition is comprised of early learning, K-12, higher education and social and human services stakeholders from across Washington who have come together to address the holistic needs of children at each stage of their development. Members of the coalition include The Seattle Foundation, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Children's Alliance, Thrive Washington, King County Executive Dow Constantine, the Seattle College system, University of Washington, Washington State University, numerous South King County K-12 school districts, United Way of King County, Eastside Pathways, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound, Rural Alliance for College Success, League of Education Voters, Equity in Education Coalition, OneAmerica and the Road Map Project. To join the coalition or to learn more, please visit



Collective impact training session coming up

Are you interested in amping up your collective impact efforts? Next month, the Forum for Youth Investment and the Collective Impact Forum are co-sponsoring a three-day training session in Seattle that  will address key steps in collaborative work and how these steps put partnerships on a clear path to improving community conditions and outcomes. The training will be a "hands-on lab" during which participants will apply the steps and tools to specific goals in their communities.  

The training will be held June 23-25 at the Seattle Public Library.  Please click here to learn more or register. 



School discipline event draws big crowd

About 200 people attended a community discussion last night hosted by The Seattle Times' Education Lab and partners, including the Road Map Project. The event was held at South Seattle College and featured f our speakers: Ted Howard, principal of Garfield High School in Seattle; Jay Maebori, teacher at Kentwood High School in Kent, and two Seattle high school students: Day?ne Florence and Franky Price. Audience members participated in small-group discussions and reflected on which discipline approaches seem to work best.

You can read a recap of the evening by clicking here. The Road Map Project has partnered with the Education Lab team in the past on other events, including a parent engagement panel and student storytelling event.