Collective action occurs when a group of people, organizations, and/or institutions work together to achieve a common goal. Collaborative Action Networks (CANs) are composed of educators, parents, early learning and higher education providers, business and labor, youth and community leaders, philanthropy, and local government–all working in collaborative to improve educational outcomes. 

Collaborative Action Networks

The work of the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement is organized and mobilized primarily by five Collaborative Action Networks. These Networks consist of more than 100 youth-serving organizations, institutions, and school district staff who meet regularly to address the indicators identified by community as success measures for Tacoma youth, cradle to career.