The Work

Continuum of Solutions

  • Our cradle-to-career continuum of solutions (or pipeline of services) has been developed through lengthy planning process incorporating recommendations from residents, local organizations and institutions.
  • Implementation of the continuum began in 2013 and is taking place in phases over the next 5 years.

Our Family Success Partners Programs is thriving!  See this updated report on numbers of families we served.
ELC and FSP Report February 2016

Video created by Jerome Buenaventura

Community Events

Large-scale White Center Promise community events take place solicit feedback and inspire residents to become involved.

  • Over 500 people attended the 2012 White Center Community Summit.
  • Over 1200 people attended the 2012 White Center Promise Summer Celebration.
  • Over 300 people participated in the 2013 White Center 5K Walk and Run.
  • Over 200 people participated in the 2013 White Center Spring Clean events.



A governance structure has been finalized that allows for shared decision-making, and community input at all levels, while creating the management and oversight that is required of such a large initiative.

Residents will be integral on the Core Leadership Team, the Resident Advisory, and the Workgroups.

Committed partner organizations will contribute through the Partners Group and the Workgroups.



Our most important data decisions have been finalized:

  • Student, family, and community results areas and indicators have been created and aligned with The Road Map Project from CCER.
  • WC Promise will use the ETO database system offered to us through the Promise Neighborhood Institute. This will allow us to collect and report on data in the same way as most Promise Neighborhood sites around the country.
  • We will also use the Promise Scorecard, a data dashboard also offered to us through the Promise Neighborhood Institute, which will allow residents to easily access and understand the community-level data generated from WC Promise.



  • We have initiated and coordinated a regular convening of the five other place-based education initiatives in King County to discuss ways to leverage resources across systems and collaborate effectively.
  • We have worked intensively with our partners and The Finance Project, a national consulting agency, to complete a detailed cost and gap analysis of our strategies and operational needs.
  • A full business plan was finished in March 2012.
  • The WCCDA is working with 501 Commons on a long-range sustainability plan that includes the full integration of WCP.