Initiatives

Tacoma Whole Child Partnership

Students at 12 Tacoma elementary schools now have on-site access to Expanded Learning Opportunities like visual and performing arts, dance, robotics, STEM, mentorship, sports, and more.  These programs—which take place before, during, and after school—provide a safe place for students to learn new skills, build positive relationships, and connect with their community.

Students at these schools are also learning how to manage emotions, achieve positive goals, show empathy, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Staff who interact with students—on the school bus, in hallways, in classrooms and during Expanded Learning Opportunities— model and support the same social and emotional practices.  Participating schools and Expanded Learning Opportunity partners share information and data to support continuous improvement, learning from each other what works well, and what practices need to be strengthened.

This shared work is powered by the Tacoma Whole Child partnership, a community-wide effort to ensure every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Tacoma Public Schools, and numerous community partners are working together to expand this partnership by providing aligned, equitable, high quality social, emotional, and academic development opportunities to students in and out of school.

Participating Schools

Birney Elementary Lister Elementary Blix Elementary Larchmont Elementary
Edison Elementary Reed Elementary Boze Elementary Manitou Park Elementary
Fawcett Elementary Sheridan Elementary DeLong Elementary Whitman Elementary