Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS) is a collaborative of school districts and industry leaders that leverages resources, talent, and intellectual capital to help over a quarter million students graduate career and college ready.
Each and every student in our member school districts graduates with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a global economy.
Theory of Action
We engage educator leadership with industry and community partners so that all students, particularly those impacted by systemic racism and those furthest from educational justice, can access post-secondary certification options and move into the future workforce with the 21st Century skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity) they need to thrive.
We partner with families to support students impacted by systemic racism and those furthest from educational justice by providing family-centered engagement opportunities. We use an asset-based model to identify and cultivate skills and resources to address complex systemic barriers by centering family leadership, engagement, and advocacy to support student success.
We build students’ 21st Century skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity), through industry and community partnerships for all students, particularly those impacted by systemic racism and those furthest from educational justice. We provide career connected learning opportunities across the K-12 educational spectrum to prepare students to succeed in the global economy.
- We ensure industry is deeply invested in our work to create authentic career connected learning experiences.
- Our work is intentionally designed with a ripple effect so each participant brings value to a wider community.
- We are committed to closing gaps in equity by tailoring our work to the needs of underserved students.
Additionally, our Board of Directors and District Coordinators, advise on how we can continue to work in close alignment with our rapidly growing industry partners, to better understand the needs, trends, and demands, particularly in STEM fields.