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.

Early Learning & Reading Network

Dedicated to ensuring 100% enrollment in TPS preschools, meeting all six developmental skills entering kindergarten, and reading proficiently by the end of third grade.

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STEAM Learning Network

Dedicated to expanding equitable access, interest, experience, and success in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) for all Tacoma students, particularly girls, students of color, and those impacted by poverty.

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Out of School & Summer Learning Network

Dedicated to increasing equitable access and enrollment in out-of-school and summer learning opportunities, collecting program provider data to drive targeted action, and making high-quality program training available to all community program providers.

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Tacoma College Support Network

Dedicated to increasing the number of Tacoma Public School graduates, especially students of color and those impacted by poverty, who enroll in a right-fit college or technical school the year after graduation and who successfully complete a degree or technical certificate.

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Graduate Tacoma Advocacy Network

Dedicated to elevating the Tacoma-Pierce County voice to address impactful local, regional, and state policy issues that further our vision for a Tacoma where every child succeeds in school, career, and life.

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