Boeing awards $91K for new TCH childcare training program

TweetWe are excited to share that Boeing has awarded Tacoma Community House $91,000 to begin the Childhood Early Education Resource project, or CHEER, a program designed to help refugees and immigrants become certified childcare workers! According to Childcare Aware, children of refugees and immigrants now account for 25% of U.S. children under the age of 6. Creating a more culturally- and linguistically-diverse…

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TCH partners with Olympia University of Business and Technology to offer programming course

TweetTacoma Community House is proud to announce a new partnership with Olympia University of Business and Technology to offer a course on .NET programming beginning November 2017. This article appeared in the Business Examiner blog October 17, 2017: http://www.businessexaminer.com/blog/October-2017/OUBT-adds-training-sessions-in-Tacoma/ The Olympia University of Business and Technology has opened a new training session and location, the…

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Statement on Sept. 5th DACA Decision

TweetA message from our Executive Director, Liz Dunbar: Today, the Trump Administration made the heartbreaking and disastrous decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, effective March 5, 2018. Here at Tacoma Community House, we are appalled but not surprised at this dreaded announcement. Since the inception of DACA in 2012, TCH…

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Trevor Modeste, 61, Earns Citizenship After 50 Years With Green Card

TweetSixty-one-year-old Trevor Modeste of Tacoma earned his U.S. citizenship on July 31st, 2017 after not one, but two organizations told him it wouldn’t be possible. Modeste spent fifty years as a Permanent Resident after immigrating to the United States from Trinidad in 1967 with his parents. “It’s the longest time I’ve seen someone be a…

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Employees Community Fund of Boeing awards $500,000 to Tacoma Community House

Tweet On June 13th, the Employees Community Fund (ECF) of Boeing announced that they would donate $500,000 to support Tacoma Community House’s work assisting immigrant, refugee, and low-income families in Washington’s South Sound. This half-million dollar grant is made possible by the generosity of hundreds of Boeing employees who choose to pay out of their paychecks…

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Urge Your Senator to Vote on a Capital Budget

TweetWe have made great progress on our $11M Capital Campaign to build a new, updated facility. However, as Rep. Laurie Jinkins​ said in a recent email, “Unless the Senate votes, $4.1 billion in construction projects won’t happen.” This includes Tacoma Community House’s $2.5 million in the capital budget. We urge you to call the Legislative…

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Luncheon Photos

TweetPhotos from our 107th Annual Luncheon are now up! Through our supporters’ generosity, we were able to raise over $116,000 to continue providing empowering services to immigrants, refugees, and low-income residents of the South Sound. We hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as we did! These photos are also on Facebook, so feel free…

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Solving the Puzzle

TweetWhen Stacy Hartley, a single mom, first came to Tacoma Community House through the Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program, she had just graduated from Tacoma Community College with an accounting degree and needed to find work—fast. “My background is in customer service,” Stacy says. “I was looking for any kind of job at…

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Jose Antonio Vargas Visits Tacoma

Tweet On Thursday, April 6, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and Define American founder Jose Antonio Vargas visited our humble City of Destiny. TCH partnered with the University of Puget Sound and Humanities Washington to bring Vargas to Tacoma to speak on his experiences as an undocumented person living in hyper-visibility, educating folks around the country that no human being…

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