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Hire 253

Filed Under: - Posted @ 5:00pm

Hire 253, “Ending homelessness, one job at a time.”, is the largest hiring event of its kind in Tacoma with over 80 employers from multiple industries. More than 500 jobs available, on-the-spot interviews, job offers, assistance with resume, applications and FREE hot lunch to first 500 attendees prepared by Goodwill’s Culinary students.


Spark Grants Light Up Communities

Filed Under: Spark Grants,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 11:59am

 It all started with a conversation.  Sandra Smith, a real estate agent from Buckley, says she was talking with her teenage daughter and a group of classmates about a lack of opportunity to contribute to community when the idea for Merry on Main was born.  “They all said, ‘We would [get involved] if there > Continue Reading


5th Annual Cider Swig ~ the Greater Peninsula Cider Festival

Filed Under: - Posted @ 7:00pm

Annually, the Cider Swig, among the largest cider-centered festivals in Washington State, brings together dozens of NW ciders, live music, great food by area chefs and food trucks, apple launching, Battle of the Pies – apple pie contest, games & more for a day of family fun. This year, Northwest cidermakers will present more than > Continue Reading


Spark Grants: Creative Solutions from Grassroots Leaders

Filed Under: Expanded Learning,Spark Grants - Posted @ 11:36am

 While volunteering with elementary school students in Tacoma’s Eastside neighborhood, Chelsea McElroy saw a lot of girls fighting and getting into trouble at school.  Wanting to help, she brought the girls together to work out their issues peacefully.  The problem was, when she got all the girls in a room together, nobody wanted to > Continue Reading