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Tag: Youth Voice

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

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

Jun
13

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

May
8

Local Girls ‘Step’ Into Leadership Roles After School

Filed Under: Expanded Learning,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 4:09pm

The Vision Step Team after-school program at Sheridan Elementary almost never came to be. When only three girls signed up at the beginning of the year, Coach Chelsea McElory said some people urged her to try another school.  “You really need about ten girls to make it run full throttle,” Chelsea explained, “but these girls > 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