Category: Youth Philanthropy Board

Jan
9

GTCF Youth Philanthropy Board Engages in Dialogue Many Adults Won’t

Filed Under: Youth Philanthropy Board - Posted @ 2:39pm

  Racial differences split GTCF’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) in two at a recent meeting. It wasn’t a rift in the group. Breaking into discussion groups according to racial identity was part of a facilitated exercise to support deeper reflection about how racism shows up in our community. “Noticing how I don’t have the same > Continue Reading

Nov
14

New Youth Philanthropy Board Members Excited To Work On Community Issues Together

Filed Under: Youth Philanthropy Board - Posted @ 3:22pm

18 Pierce County youth leaders joined Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s 2019-20 Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) cohort on October 23, 2019. Representing six local high schools and three colleges, a common theme for all members is a dedication to giving back to the community that gave them opportunities to succeed.   “When you have a community > Continue Reading

Sep
11

2019-2020 Youth Philanthropy Board Offers Youth Voice and Youth Choice

Filed Under: Youth Philanthropy Board - Posted @ 1:45pm

GTCF is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Youth Philanthropy Board cohort. Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) connects a diverse cohort of young people, ages 15-24, with a passion for community to the skills and tools necessary to cultivate change.  In addition to connecting with local youth-serving organizations, YPB members build collaborative > Continue Reading

Jun
13

GTCF Youth Philanthropy Board Takes the Lead in Improving Community Connections for Court-Involved Youth

Filed Under: Youth Philanthropy Board - Posted @ 11:36am

 Since 2011, GTCF’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) has provided young people in Pierce County an opportunity to identify, explore, and address their concerns for their community by using  philanthropic resources to support change.  This year, the YPB identified youth returning to community after court-involvement as a major issue they wanted to address. The process > Continue Reading

Dec
12

Young Leaders Bring Diverse Experiences and Vision to GTCF’s Youth Philanthropy Board

Filed Under: Youth Philanthropy Board - Posted @ 3:31pm

Sometimes it can take a while for a new group to feel comfortable working together.  One thing GTCF Program Director Janece Levien appreciates about the new members of this year’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) is their willingness to embrace discomfort in an effort to cultivate positive change. “After a conversation at our last meeting around > Continue Reading