Washington state currently has the highest concentration of STEM jobs—a number is expected to grow 24 percent by 2018. Yet despite our promising economic future, Washington ranks 37th nationwide for high school completion and is one of the few states with a growing disparity in educational outcomes between kids in low-income and higher-income areas. We can change this, but it will take the collective work principals, teachers, students, families, and others committed to seeing the end of educational inequity in their lifetime.
Washington state corps members work with the Greater Puget Sound and South Central Washington communities. Our region's partnerships with both grassroots organizations, like the Southeast Seattle Education Coalition, and well-known institutions. such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are helping push all of our work forward. In collaboration with so many committed individuals and organizations, we are forging ahead towards making excellence in education a reality for all students in Washington.