The Foundation for Tacoma Students is thrilled to announce our new Director of Cross-Sector Partnership and Alignment, Elvin Bucu! Longtime community partner, Elvin brings nearly two decades of experience in youth development and has dedicated his career to supporting families and young people. Currently the Director of Operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of [...]
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Esteemed Colleagues and Friends, First, I hope 2019 has started strong for all of you. As you launch into the new year, I'd like to introduce you to a project the Graduate Tacoma movement seeks to embark upon in the coming months. Tacoma Completes envisions a comprehensive, coordinated, community-wide system of supports helping all Tacoma Public School college-goers to access and [...]
What type of advocacy will the Foundation for Tacoma Students engage in? The Foundation for Tacoma Students is a 501c3 nonprofit and legally allowed to advocate on the local, regional and state level within the following perimeters: The Foundation will never participate in campaigns on behalf of, or in opposition to, political candidates to public [...]
The Foundation for Tacoma Students envisions a Tacoma where every child succeeds in school, career and life. The Foundation’s mission is to build and strengthen Tacoma’s community-wide movement (Graduate Tacoma) to help every child achieve success from cradle to college and career. The Foundation for Tacoma Students Advocacy Core Principals: Robust quality investments must be [...]
Join the Foundation for Tacoma Students and our Graduate Tacoma community partners for the release of the 2019 Community Impact Report and discuss the strategies we’ll use as we work together toward our community-built goal: “By the class of 2020, we will increase by 50% both the graduation rate of Tacoma Public Schools students and [...]
Dear Partners and Friends, It is because of the amazing community support and the universal willingness to align efforts on behalf of all students in Tacoma that we’ve made the tremendous progress we have over the past eight years. While we at the Foundation for Tacoma Students celebrate the incredible Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement and [...]
Teachers are most often a young person's closest source of opportunity and future success. By connecting additional resources to students and teachers, the Graduate Tacoma movement lifts up the daily classroom experience to inspire and recognize the potential of every student. The Teacher Impact Awards were instituted in 2015 to support the creative ways teachers [...]
Seniors! This is your year! Make sure you have your ducks in a row with the new Senior College and Career Planning Toolkit. You'll find the steps you'll need to take this year to be on track to move on to college or career after graduation! Pass this on to any other seniors you know [...]
The 2018 Freshman College and Career Toolkits have been sent to all TPS freshmen and are available here as well. Share with the high school freshmen you know and you'll be helping them learn about specific things they can do NOW to help prepare to attend college or technical school in preparation for their career.
The 2018 Community Impact Report was released April 27 at our 2018 Community Impact Forum. Take a look at the data here and/or call us to order print copies for your lobby or distribute to your own community partners: 253.272.1600. Also, take an interactive look at all the data contained in the report here: https://graduatetacoma.org/data