Collaborative Action


A collective of Collaborative Action Networks, the Consortium brings together cradle-to-career serving organizations and community members for resource sharing, partnership, and strategy alignment. These efforts help impact laws and policy, inform funding opportunities, and ensure that decisions are made with those impacted in mind.

  • Cross-sector discussions to foster robust, systemic dialogue
  • Opportunities to partner on shared priorities and initiatives
  • Alignment of goals, strategies, and resources across networks
  • Data and partner insights to identify opportunities for intervention and lessons learned

A History of Innovation for Tacoma Students

For over a decade, Graduate Tacoma’s Collaborative Action Networks (CANs) have brought together cross-sector partners to address education needs along the cradle-to-career continuum.

  • Tacoma College Support Network forms to address high school graduation and college enrollment numbers.
  • Out-of-School and Summer Learning Network forms to address equity in student services during out of school time.
  • Early Learning and Reading Network forms to improve kindergarten readiness and reading
  • STEAM Network forms to increase access and success in STEM fields
  • Graduate Tacoma Advocacy Network forms to advocate for systems-level change

Consortium network partners have been instrumental in catalyzing and scaling strategies that support historically underserved youth. This space remains one of innovation, partnership, and community perspective.