We are committed to building your capacity and capability to collaborate & coordinate efforts around strategies that enable youth to succeed. Together, we achieve greater impact.

we invested $315,000+ in aligned funding.

Washington Elementary

Fern Hill Elementary

Edison Elementary

Fawcett Elementary

Downing Elementary

Arlington Elementary

Roosevelt Elementary

Gray Middle School

Baker Middle School

Stewart Middle School

Stadium High School

IDEA High School

Franklin Pierce High School

Gig Harbor High School

Peninsula High School

Washington High School

Oakland High School

Mt. Tahoma High School

Foss High School

Lincoln High School

Silas High School

Science and Math Institute


TPS Indian Education Program

Tacoma Online

Clover Park Technical College

College Success Foundation

Palmer Scholars

Asia Pacific Cultural Center

2nd Cycle

Pacific Ballroom

Hilltop Artists

Job Carr Museum

Fab Lab

Tacoma Community College


Supportive Housing Association



Enhanced Prep

Girls Hearts on Fire

Metro Aquatics Boosters

Metropolitan Development Council


Degrees of Change

University of Washington-Tacoma

WorkForce Central


We convened 1,000+ partners to address a new decade of our work.

Improving outcomes for students would be much more difficult without dedicated partners like you who continue to show up and do the work. We are practitioners, advocates, legislators, funders, and community leaders working together to strategize and innovate lasting impact. Our time together helps build shared understanding of what’s needed to close achievement gaps and address educational inequities. 

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Charting Our Future

The second annual Charting Our Future conference brought our community together for two-days of powerful discussion around this year’s theme: Changing Systems, Changing Lives.

Breakout Sessions


Charting Our Future 2023

We launched Pierce County Pathways, a coordinated system of supports enabling success and economic mobility for all students.

  • We  have granted $14,000 in Campaign Free Aid implementation grants to support financial aid strategies to date. 


  • We hosted two summits with 60+ attendees to strengthen the network of financial aid support provided to Pierce County students and their families. 


  • Providing support to three school districts and ten high schools in 
    • Tacoma, Peninsula, and Franklin-Pierce school districts.
  • 11 team members to respond to each student request within 48 hours.


  • 521 total check-in’s completed by Tacoma Public School students. 


  • 172 of those asked for support and received outreach. Of those 172, 37 responded to outreach and got support.

The Great Reset

We released the first issue of our Making the Case series. Dive in to learn how we arrived at our 2030 community goal. Get insight into the process, research, and engagement spanning two years.