Community Learning Fund
In June 2019, the Foundation for Tacoma Students announced a one-time investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to deepen the capacity and capability of the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement. This investment of $2.5 million presents an opportunity to elevate our collective action and, most importantly, strengthen our ability to improve outcomes for all students.
Through the Graduate Tacoma Community Learning Fund, we aim to accelerate our progress towards closing racial and economic disparities for Tacoma’s future generations. To do this, we are committed to two learnings:
- We will increase our understanding of the various types of equity impacting young people in Tacoma.
- We will increase our understanding of the ways that practices, policies and behaviors influence systems change.