Tag: Community

May
29

Communities In Schools Luncheon

Filed Under: - Posted @ 6:30pm

Support our mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our annual luncheon is an opportunity to learn more about how we help Tacoma students overcome barriers to success and graduate on time, and hear directly from our students about the impact we’ve made > Continue Reading

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

Jan
8

Partnering to Connect Diverse Leaders: Beth Boggs, American Leadership Forum of Tacoma-Pierce County

Filed Under: Vibrant Community - Posted @ 2:47pm

Over the past 39 years, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has seen Pierce County grow and change, but what has remained constant is the passion people bring to building a thriving community. Sharing community knowledge and stories about our lived experiences builds everyone’s ability to make a positive impact. In our latest annual book of Pierce > Continue Reading

Dec
12

Census 2020 Outreach Depends On Community Connections

Filed Under: Census 2020 - Posted @ 2:04pm

For the past year, Chris Jordan and his team at Fab-5 have been inviting youth, neighbors, and elders of the Tacoma Hilltop community to shape the development of new affordable housing units, and new community, commercial, and retail space along the Martin Luther King, Jr. Way corridor. Chris Jordan is co-Director of Fab-5, a nonprofit > Continue Reading

Nov
21

Tap Takeover for CIS @ The Swiss!

Filed Under: - Posted @ 11:00pm

Communities In Schools of Tacoma is taking over the Swiss! This fundraising event will benefit children in our literacy programs at Arlington Elementary School. Nearly two-thirds of the students at Arlington are below their grade level in reading, and nearly 80% of the families are low-income. Communities In Schools offers literacy and enrichment programs at > Continue Reading

Nov
20

Watershed Issues Forum on Lakes

Filed Under: - Posted @ 9:00pm

The Chambers Clover Creek Watershed Council invites you to attend the annual Watershed Issues Forum on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Pacific Lutheran University. The theme of this year’s forum is LAKES. The audience for this event is students, shoreline property owners, other residents, and recreational lake users. Our goal is to > 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

Oct
10

Soaring Into the Future-2019

Filed Under: - Posted @ 1:30am

Every student deserves the right to a successful future. Student success shouldn’t be determined by race, income, or zip code. Join Communities In Schools of Lakewood to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Student stories + Food + Drinks + Raffles Come learn more, > Continue Reading

Sep
19

Flavor: Stand Up For Immigrants, Sit Down For A Meal

Filed Under: - Posted @ 7:00am

This is our 7th year for the event, and it will once again coincide with Welcoming Week (September 13 – September 22) an event sponsored by Welcoming America that brings immigrant, refugee, and native-born communities together to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. To learn more about Welcoming Week visit: https://www.welcomingamerica.org/programs/welcoming-week On September > Continue Reading

Sep
18

Queer Career Social

Filed Under: - Posted @ 6:00pm

The Queer Career Social is back and BIGGER than ever! Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community who is seeking employment? Do you need help with your interview attire? Join us on Wednesday, September 18th from 11am-1pm at People’s Community Center for the Queer Career Social. This event is FREE and open to the > Continue Reading