Tackling Access to Affordable and Quality Childcare in Burien, WA

Current childcare benefits in Burien, WA are limited and restrictive, leading to broader social and economic impacts on the community. As part of the PDIA in Action course, students at HKS and HGSE - Harman Bhullar, Sasinat Chindapol, Crystal Collier, Doreen King, Jingli Yan, worked with Kevin Schilling, a Burien City Council member, to better understand this problem and to help identify ideas and entry points. Together they discovered the importance of teamwork, frequent communication, building strong relationships and networks, and maintaining a dynamic mindset which acknowledges the problem as continuously evolving.

Watch the video and view the slides of the PDIA in Action event. Read the learning journey blog written by the student team.