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

Early Learning & Reading Network

STEAM Learning Network

Out of School & Summer Learning Network

Tacoma College Support Network

Graduate Tacoma Advocacy Network

Closing Out an Extraordinary Year

Closing Out an Extraordinary Year

2020 forced us to confront some of the harder truths about our work. It required us to leverage our influence as a community movement to connect students to virtual learning, to support families from a distance, and to address the deeply rooted racist systems impacting student access and success. See how we showed up in a year like no other.

2020 Community Impact Report

2020 Community Impact Report

We are living in an historic year, and we are still learning what the long-term impacts will be for Tacoma students. The 2020 Community Impact Report explores the latest data on student success and how community-wide participation will be key as we grapple with the aftermath of COVID-19.



Bill Aims to Give all Kids a Fair Start

The Fair Start of Kids Act would make early learning – including childcare, preschool, and programs for infants and toddlers – more affordable and accessible for families and more sustainable for providers, who are typically women of color.

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FFTS Makes Juneteenth a Company Holiday

The Foundation for Tacoma Students would like to share this opportunity to work in partnership and operationalize Juneteenth as a company paid holiday. We tenaciously believe that this acknowledgment is an important step toward our ongoing commitment to anti-racism

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Our Story

In 2010, just over half of Tacoma students (55%) were graduating. USA Today featured Tacoma schools under the shameful headline of "Dropout Factories." That's when the Tacoma community came together like never before. Together, we demanded a better way forward.


Our Mission

Build and strengthen Graduate Tacoma's community-wide movement to help every child achieve success from cradle to college and career. We align resources, data, goals, and partners


Our Community

Today, the community-wide movement is more than 300 community partners strong from every neighborhood in our city. We are parents and educators, early learning and higher education, youth and community service, business and labor, civic and philanthropic, local government and communities of faith.