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Tag: COVID-19

Aug
19

Filed Under: - Posted @ 5:30pm

Connect with our youth services librarians for a LIVE interactive virtual storytime for all ages every Wednesday. Say ‘hello’ to your storytime friends and enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs! Please note: Online registration is required. Please provide an adult’s email address when registering. You’ll receive a link to the meeting 1 hour before the program. > Continue Reading

Aug
12

Filed Under: - Posted @ 5:30pm

Connect with our youth services librarians for a LIVE interactive virtual storytime for all ages every Wednesday. Say ‘hello’ to your storytime friends and enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs! Please note: Online registration is required. Please provide an adult’s email address when registering. You’ll receive a link to the meeting 1 hour before the program. > Continue Reading

Aug
12

Giving USA and the New Age of Philanthropy in the Pacific Northwest

Filed Under: - Posted @ 4:00pm

The Alford Group will present the recently-released Giving USA report looking back at 2019 giving, which will inform our look forward for the Pacific Northwest region. A panel of local experts will then speak to how the regional philanthropic landscape has and will continue to change since COVID-19. This webinar is approved for 1.5 points > Continue Reading

Jul
31

Public Art in Tacoma: Rapid Murals

Filed Under: - Posted @ 1:00am

During the economic depression of the 1930s, U.S. government art projects created a wealth of public art and supported artists across the country, as explored in the exhibition Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s.  In our current global economic crisis, brought on by COVID-19, artists have once again been called upon to create government-sponsored > Continue Reading

Jul
8

Understanding Your Community Helps Charitable Giving Support Racial Equity

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 4:55pm

  Since COVID-19 shut down schools, the Hilltop Artists’ glass hot shop furnaces at Jason Lee Middle School have been idle. But, Hilltop Artists’ support for youth continues. On a recent afternoon, Executive Director Dr. Kimberly Keith worked from the dining room of the house where she grew up, via video meetings, getting creative with > Continue Reading

Jun
30

DESPITE COVID-19 CONDITIONS, PIERCE COUNTY BEATS THE 2010 CENSUS SELF-RESPONSE RATE

Filed Under: Census 2020 - Posted @ 4:26pm

Rural Pierce County communities like Buckley, South Prairie, Wilkeson, and Carbonado are often undercounted in census data. Steven Liefsen, Director of Equity and Achievement at White River School District, shared why having complete and accurate census data in rural communities he serves is so important, “We have a growing population of Hispanic families and the > Continue Reading

May
21

Elevate Emerging Leaders: Today’s Challenges Need Local, Diverse Talent

Filed Under: - Posted @ 11:00pm

Live Stream Fundraiser & Celebration Thursday, May 21, 4:00 – 5:00 PM  In light of COVID-19 pandemic, Degrees of Change third annual fundraising event is going virtual. Please join us to Elevate Emerging Leaders through Degree of Change powerful programs that support diverse students from Tacoma-Pierce County to transition to and graduate from college, while honing their > Continue Reading

May
14

Social Emotional Learning Helps Kids Navigate COVID-19 Disruptions

Filed Under: Expanded Learning,PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 1:17pm

Sharing is usually something adults encourage kids to practice. That’s why Tess Guerrero understood how strange it sounded when she explained to a student that they couldn’t share their supplies because of safety measures due to COVID-19. “I don’t want to hear one more thing about this virus!” the student exclaimed. Tess said the student’s > Continue Reading

May
13

Pandemic Philanthropy: Trust Is The Key To Impact During COVID-19

Filed Under: Philanthropy,PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 10:07am

“A month ago, this was just an idea.” As Cassandra Williams was figuring out how to bring her newly leased Hilltop space up to code for her “Love by the Slice” baking business, COVID-19 hit. And so did community-based inspiration. A friend’s Facebook post alerted Cassandra, a Tacoma native, to the fact that some of her neighbors were in > Continue Reading

Apr
8

Charitable Giving Incentives From The CARES Act

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 3:09pm

  COVID-19 and the necessary public health measures to address it are having a huge impact on the normal operations of nonprofits and community service providers in Pierce County and across the country. From shutting down operations to the sudden surge in need for vulnerable communities, nonprofits were not able to plan for or prepare > Continue Reading