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Month: June 2022

Jun
29

Young-Adult Leaders Use Local History to Build Blueprint for the Future

Filed Under: Civic Engagement,Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 11:56am

  As racial and political tensions were at an all-time high across the U.S. in the late 60’s, Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood reached a boiling point, stirring up an event known as the 1969 Mother’s Day Uprising.   Blackpast.org recounts the event:  “An attempted arrest on the Hilltop led to a night of angry, youthful confrontation > Continue Reading

Jun
29

Local Journalism and Local Funders Fuel Civic Voice and Power

Filed Under: Civic Engagement,Philanthropy - Posted @ 11:54am

Local journalism can make the difference between getting involved in community solutions or being caught off guard by events that arise from otherwise unseen issues. That was the case following a recent article from the nonprofit news site, Gig Harbor Now (GHN). Newcomers could see how beautiful the view is, but I wanted them to > Continue Reading

Jun
29

Loving Tacoma for the Long Term

Filed Under: Civic Engagement,Philanthropy,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 11:54am

Sitting around the dining room table at her family’s Tacoma home, Ann Wiborg and a group of fellow local leaders met in the Fall of 1977. They shared a vision of supporting the needs and opportunities of their community for generations to come.  Four years later, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF) officially launched with $10,000 > Continue Reading