Tag: racial equity

Apr
5

Listening to Youth Helps Drive Racial Equity At Pierce County Nonprofits

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 7:44am

  Jonathan Jackson, Palmer Scholars’ Executive Director, runs an organization that supports underrepresented Pierce County students of color to overcome financial, cultural, and social barriers in their pursuit of higher education. He pointed to the fact that youth voice is essential for their mission, “If you’re talking about building an equitable future, but you’re not > Continue Reading

Feb
1

21-Day Equity Challenge

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United Way of Pierce County invites you to participate in the 21-Day Equity Challenge to become a leader in the fight for equity. You can help end racism and build a community in which people’s outcomes in life are not determined by their skin color. Through 21 days of equity challenges, you will gain awareness > Continue Reading

Nov
13

Deep Dive: SEL, Inner Equity, and You

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Join the Expanded Learning (ELO) community for a series of professional development and training opportunities that are centered around DEI infused social emotional learning (SEL). The importance of connected SEL environments is critical in keeping young people engaged and how we prepare to engage them is fundamental! This is a first in a series of > Continue Reading

Aug
25

Going Beyond Statements of Support: How Donors Can Impact Racial Justice and Equity

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Guest Speaker: Richard Woo, Senior Advisor in Philanthropy, Impact Investing & Social Equity and Tonya Allen, President & CEO, Skillman Foundation, Detroit Michigan Host: Bruce DeBoskey, Founder & President, The DeBoskey Group Many foundations and donors have offered statements of support for Black Lives Matter and other efforts in the fight against racism and for racial > Continue Reading

Aug
3

Seeds of Peace Scholars – August Summer Reads/Book Club

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Join Seeds of Peace – Youth Summit – Pierce County for youth-led discussion groups on the topic of social justice through reading and connecting with community leaders and other ages!  For students in Pierce County between 4th-12th grade. All Books and materials provided. Registration closes on August 3rd. The program runs from August 7 – > 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

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

May
10

3 Best Selling Authors of YA at Lincoln High School

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Authors of Young Adult Literature, Ibi Zoboi, Tiffany D. Jackson and Maurene Goo will be coming to speak at Lincoln High School Auditorium on May 10th, 2019. Books will be sold and author meet & greet will be from 2:05-2:30 in the Lincoln High School Library. This event will be attended by students, staff, teachers > Continue Reading

Jan
9

Partnering to Build Community Philanthropy: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 12:09pm

At Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, we’ve seen how much more we can accomplish when we work together.  Since 1981, community members have shared their commitment to a thriving Pierce County by partnering with GTCF to bring their vision to life and build a legacy for future generations.  In our 2018 yearbook, Pierce County Partners, a few > Continue Reading