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Puget Sound Transformational Collaborative

The Puget Sound Transformational Collaborative (PSTC) launched in June 2020 in response to the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and the magnification of institutional racism. Hosted by the Puget Sound Educational Service District, and in partnership with PSESD's Community Wisdom Council (CWC), the collaborative convenes community, district, and educational leaders across King and Pierce counties to improve the wellbeing and educational experiences of Youth and Families of Color.



The student population of King & Pierce Counties is 57% students of color while only 16% are Educators of Color (1). The wisdom, experiences, and dreams of our Communities of Color are underrepresented and historically underserved in our white-centered institutions.


Why It Matters

Our school boards, students, families and communities of color have named family-school partnerships as a top priority (2).

The pandemic has created an increased sense of urgency and possibility for family-school partnerships to transform classroom conditions and experiences for our region’s youth (3).