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 Principles: Robust quality investments must be [...]
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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
Saturday, April 21 Mount Tahoma High School 9:30 am - 1:30 pm (Buses depart each TPS high school at 9:15 am) Tacoma is College Bound! Attend College Bound Saturday and get all kinds of useful information about your College Bound Scholarship, the college admissions process, how to make paying for college easier, and so [...]
Do you enjoy working with students and families? Do you want an opportunity to give back to your community? We have the event for you! Volunteer at College Bound Saturday! Saturday, April 21, 2018 Volunteers needed from 8 am to 2 pm (Event is from 10 am to 1 pm) Mount Tahoma High School We [...]