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 South Puget Sound, Elvin has helped foster partnerships among organizations such as Tacoma Public Schools, UW Tacoma, Metro Parks Tacoma, YMCA and more. As a leadership team member for the Out-of-School and Summer Learning Network at Graduate Tacoma, for the last three years he has likewise helped elevate their work around data, access and quality.

The staff and board are excited to welcome Elvin to the team beginning January 22.