Associate Director of Collective Action
Rosie Ayala is the Associate Director of Collective Action at Foundation for Tacoma Students. Her professional cross-sector experience spans from direct service both within the collegiate level as well as the K-12 system, government work, and nonprofit administration. Rosie brings a unique situatedness to her role as a first-generation Chicana/Latina that has navigated systemic challenges to educational attainment. Personally, Rosie is engaged in local government as an elected official sitting on the Metro Parks Board of Commissioner after having served several years as a Tacoma Arts Commission. She believes in the intersection of outdoor/recreational spaces and creative expression to be foundational to youth development and the ways in which we see culture and community. Rosie earned her masters degree from Seattle University in Systemic Organizational Leadership Development & Design.
This interactive session will be a 101 overview of Collective Action and the five Collective Action Networks (CANs) that make up the Graduate Tacoma Movement. The goals and strategies of each network will be shared, along with data and indicators used to track the work. There will be a break-out time for participants to dive deeper into the work of the networks, ask questions, and connect with other partners. This session is designed for participants who are new to the work of Collective Action, interested in joining a CAN, or just curious and want to learn more about how the work of these networks fits into the larger cradle to career continuum and systems change goals and outcomes.
This session will offer an introduction to Results Count and Collaborative Improvement Frameworks, as well as a few key tools and competencies that can be helpful in systems work. The session will include brief overviews of the following competencies, as well as time to practice with a few tools: understanding how you can be an instrument of change; analyzing root causes of disparities; and continuous improvement.