The Tacoma STEAM Learning Network is dedicated to expanding equitable access, interest, experience, and success in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) for all Tacoma students, particularly girls, students of color, and those impacted by poverty.


Increase STEM Access

STEAM Family Nights reached over 300 students and parents across the district. In 2019, the Network hosted the first Mini Maker Faire in the South Puget Sound, reaching over 1,000 students and families.

Career Connected Learning

The Network channels funding support from the Career Connect WA Grant to Summer Jobs 253 and Next Move. Both programs provide TPS students with resume building, job training, and exposure to the local workforce.

STEM Scholarships

The Network provides training to counselors, educators, and service providers to support students applying for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship. Tacoma students were awarded $2.4 million in 2019.


A shared community goal of changing the culture of mathematics in Tacoma. Explore, discover, enjoy, and celebrate the connections between math and the community around us. 




Chanel Hall

STEAM Manager | Foundation for Tacoma Students

John Ashworth

Project Manager | Korsmo Construction

Erika Tucci

Senior Program Officer | Ben B. Cheney Foundation

J.R. Nobles

Executive Director | Friends of the Children

Sharon Rivera

MESA Director | Tacoma Community College

Shakisha Ross

Workforce Program & Investment Specialist | City of Tacoma

Peter Selkin

Math Professor | University of Washington Tacoma

Hannah Gberno

Director of Academic Alignment & Innovation | Tacoma Public Schools