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

 

Now Available! 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

 

The Early Learning  Center at SAMI

 

The Early Learning Center is a preschool program located at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, WA. This program connects preschoolers with nature, animals, and plants, helping them build empathy for the world around them. Through their involvement as program leaders, high school students from the Science and Math Institute gain the skills needed to pursue a career in early childhood education.

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.