Shaima Shamdeen

About Shaima Shamdeen

Shaima Shamdeen is the Communications Coordinator at the Foundation for Tacoma Students. If you have news or stories you'd like to share with the Graduate Tacoma community, reach out to her directly at

Planning for a Career with Next Move

Christian Isaac of YMCA Pierce & Kitsap Counties,   Christian Isaac is a youth program director at the YMCA. It’s a career path he didn’t know he wanted until enrolling in one of the first cohorts of the Next Move internship program. The Washington State Legislature is considering raising the enrichment levy lid, which [...]

Planning for a Career with Next Move2019-03-01T12:01:26-07:00

Centering Youth in Local Government

Stella Keating at a recent session with Tacoma's new Mayor's Youth Commission. Photo by Adrena Collins While attending Tacoma’s first Mayoral Candidate Forum on LGBTQ+ issues in 2017, then-candidate Victoria Woodards met a sixth grader with a clear vision for her community. “Youth are not included in the decisions and policies that impact [...]

Centering Youth in Local Government2019-03-01T11:45:56-07:00

Rodney Raccoon: Your New Favorite Children’s Book

Rodney Raccoon: Special Delivery follows Rodney and friends as they explore the wonders of the Dome-A-Roma Science Museum. They must find clues hidden through the woods, under the sea, and in the Arctic dome that will lead them to their final destination. The book is currently available for purchase on the WayOut Kids website, Amazon, [...]

Rodney Raccoon: Your New Favorite Children’s Book2019-03-01T11:56:34-07:00