Project Child Success is led and governed by a Steering Committee
comprised of 6-9 community members who are committed to building
an equitable and inclusive community in which all children thrive.
Steering Committee Members
Susan Anderson Newham
Pierce County Library
South Sound 211
United Way of Pierce County
Tacoma Housing Authority
Early Intervention Program
Staff and Support
As the Project Child Success Manager, Rachel builds upon a foundation of deep trusted relationships to align 175 community partners around a shared purpose, and achieve the vision that all children thrive in nurturing relationships and environments. In addition to her local efforts, Rachel also represents Pierce County as part of the Washington Communities for Children. She holds a master degree in Public Health from the University of Washington and is passionate about the intersections between education and health.
A non-profit organization, founded in 2008, First 5 FUNdamental’s mission is to support community-based initiatives in achieving their collective goals for children and families. First 5 FUNdamentals provides staffing, communications, and organizational infrastructure to Project Child Success.