The Movement in the News

Tacoma Refuses to Lose

With the help of Graduate Tacoma, the city’s cradle-to-career community partnership, Tacoma has closed its 33 percent Black-white graduation rate gap. Graduate Tacoma continues to advance its commitment to equity of opportunity for students of color in the era of COVID-19 and a renewed fight against racial oppression and violence.

Connecting Graduating Seniors to Support

What’s Next TPS Senior Check-In” is a data-driven, collective impact initiative to get students the assistance they need through local high schools, college access programs, and colleges.

Tacoma Public Schools, the Foundation for Tacoma Students and Rainier Connect have partnered to provide devices and high-speed internet to Tacoma families.

The Foundation for Tacoma Students, in partnership with Degrees of Change, is launching an initiative called Tacoma Completes aimed at helping high school graduates navigate college.

Graduate Tacoma study reports just 57 percent of Tacoma Public Schools students who go straight from high school to post-secondary education end up finishing their programs within six years.