With the support of Pierce County and the American Rescue Plan, the Foundation for Tacoma Students is leading the planning and allocation of capacity-investment dollars for ELO programs that focus on SEL outcomes throughout Pierce County during the summer of 2021.
Majority Democrats in the House and Senate responded with easily the most momentous and activist session in decades, not only responding to a raft of COVID-related challenges but also making landmark, long-sought-after progress on major progressive priorities, including racial justice and tax reform.
How we name and operationalize practices of holding ourselves accountable to every young person is the task at hand. While it isn’t always clear how the full educational ecosystem intersects, ownership and accountability are critical if we are to realize true justice for all.
By 2030, 70 percent of Tacoma Public Schools students will earn a degree, technical certificate, or gain a good-earning wage employment opportunity within six years of high school graduation. Targeted efforts will focus on students of color and those impacted by poverty.
We know our Tacoma family is deeply hurt and troubled by the domestic terrorism that occurred in Atlanta and Boulder, Co. The Foundation for Tacoma Students and Graduate Tacoma remain committed to our mission and condemn these acts of violence.
With all students opted into the College Bound Scholarship, we are relieving an unnecessary burden for many of our school staff, students, and families. SB-5321 has the potential to support communities across the state to increase their college-going culture and college enrollment rates.
Graduate Tacoma’s inaugural Charting Our Future conference is a chance to harness our collective knowledge, experience, and power. Part leadership, part peer-learning conference, we want to hear your session ideas. This event is open to all youth, parents, educators, and community members.
The Foundation for Tacoma Students would like to share this opportunity to work in partnership and operationalize Juneteenth as a company paid holiday. We tenaciously believe that this acknowledgment is an important step toward our ongoing commitment to anti-racism
Foundation for Tacoma Students board member Grant Hosford testified in front of the Senate committee in favor of a bill regarding the development of comprehensive school counseling programs. As a retired principal and counselor, Grant has witnessed firsthand the impact that school counselors have on the social, emotional, and educational success of youth.
Amidst a tumultuous summer, the Foundation piloted a Racial Equity Organizational Assessment tool. We spoke to five organizations participating in the Community Learning Fund to reflect on the weeks following the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Manuel Ellis, Rayshard Brooks, and Jacob Blake. They shared how their work became newly defined in the last year and signaled a turning point to double down on their efforts to be anti-racist.