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Month: January 2019

Jan
9

Expanded Learning Opportunities Help Students Learn Empathy and Cooperation

Filed Under: Expanded Learning - Posted @ 9:23pm

Standing at the door to their school gymnasium, Caleb and his classmates giggled playfully in a huddle.  “Remember your audience can see you, so you are on stage now,” their director reminded them.  They quickly straightened up and smiled, confidently taking their places to welcome their incoming guests. “The nature of creating art is rooted > Continue Reading

Jan
9

Hiring Locally Strengthens Local Organizations

Filed Under: Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 9:15pm

  As a high school math teacher in Tacoma, Tim Herron developed the Act Six initiative in 2002 to help his students succeed in college and return to lead in their community. Today, as the President of Tacoma-based nonprofit Degrees of Change—which now operates the Act Six initiative—he continues to build on that effort by hiring > Continue Reading

Jan
9

Making a Difference Starts with Making Connections

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 12:22pm

Chris Harvey and Kate Larsen moved to Tacoma a little over a year ago from King and Snohomish counties. They brought with them a deep commitment to supporting their community. This is a community we can personally subscribe ourselves to and invest ourselves in as we take the time to learn about it. It’s extremely > Continue Reading

Jan
9

Partnering to Build Community Philanthropy: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 12:09pm

At Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, we’ve seen how much more we can accomplish when we work together.  Since 1981, community members have shared their commitment to a thriving Pierce County by partnering with GTCF to bring their vision to life and build a legacy for future generations.  In our 2018 yearbook, Pierce County Partners, a few > Continue Reading