Our Vision

A Tacoma where every child succeeds
in school, career, and life.

Our Vision

A Tacoma where every child succeeds
in school, career, and life.

 

COMMUNITY IN ACTION

 

Students Recreate Apollo 11 Moon Landing with NASA Challenge

Students from fifth to 12th grades across Tacoma-Pierce County gathered at the Eastside Community Center last month to recreate the Apollo 11 moon landing for the Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge, a national competition sponsored by NASA. The two winning teams will compete at the regional competition at UW in Seattle against the top teams across the state for the chance to win a trip to the Johnson Space Center in Houston this summer.

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Summer Learning

 

Summer learning loss is a significant contributor to low achievement levels in reading and math for students of all ages. Give your kids a boost for the next school year by visiting our interactive database of summer programs in Tacoma-Pierce County.

Using this online tool, you can find hundreds of fun local programs. Arts, science, camps, sports, classes, trips, clubs, math, technology, indoors and outdoors! Families can search for activities by cost, location, date, participant age, and interest.

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2019 COMMUNITY IMPACT REPORT

 

The numbers are in! Tacoma students are making strides across the board. The data also shows us where we have opportunities for improvement in closing gaps in access, opportunity, and achievement for ALL students. We invite you to take a closer look at the 2019  Community Impact Report. This report documents the Graduate Tacoma movement’s progress toward a Tacoma where every child succeeds in school, career, and life.

Executive Summary
Full Report

POVERTY IS NOT DESTINY

OUR COMMUNITY-BUILT GOAL


By the Class of 2020, WE WILL increase by 50% both the graduation rate of Tacoma Public Schools students and those who complete a college degree or technical certificate. Success will require measuring and closing gaps in access, opportunities, and achievement for all students from cradle to college and career.

WHY IT MATTERS

More than two-thirds of the experiences and learning opportunities that shape a child’s life occur outside the classroom. Graduate Tacoma aligns with parents and educators in a community-wide approach that helps ensure every child has access to quality learning opportunities.

ONE COMMUNITY:
A BETTER WAY FORWARD

OUR MISSION


Graduate Tacoma is building and strengthening Tacoma’s collective impact movement to help EVERY child achieve success from cradle to college and career by aligning goals, data-to-action strategies, resources and community partners.

HOW IT WORKS

It takes everyone working together - parents, educators, and the community - to help every child achieve success.