Author Archives: April Nilsen

WABS to Create CCW Regional Network in King & Pierce Counties

WABS has just been selected through a competitive process via Career Connect Washington to create a regional network of industry leadership, educators, and others focused on creating pathways for young people into the high demand high potential jobs that will shape the future economy. WABS has three partners they are working with to design the regional network: both workforce boards from King and Pierce counties, and also the College Success Foundation. The nine Regional Networks across the state are below:

  • Workforce Snohomish (Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties)
  • Educational Service District 112 (Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties)
  • Educational Service District 105 (Kittitas, Yakima, Grant and Klickitat counties)
  • Capital Region Educational Service District 113 (Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor, and Pacific counties)
  • Washington Alliance for Better Schools (King and Pierce counties)
  • South Kitsap School District # 402 (Kitsap, Jefferson, and Clallam counties)
  • Greater Spokane Incorporated (Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens and Whitman counties)

Stolte Family Foundation Supports Natural Leaders Program

WABS secured a Stolte Family Foundation grant to continue to serve and provide more training and support for underserved families for our member districts through our Natural Leaders program over a three year period. The Stolte Family Foundation (SFF) believes in creating a sustainable future where everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential. To that end, SFF invests in organizations that champion systemic changes in education and environmental policy and practice.