Liz Dunbar to speak at UW Tacoma Urban Studies Forum, Feb. 16th

Tweet UW Tacoma Urban Studies Forum: Assessing the South Sound’s Prospects as a Welcoming Region ▶ REGISTER NOW ◀ Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 8:30AM to 1:30PM William W.Philip Hall (WPH) 1918 Pacific Avenue Tacoma  Washington  98402 Panel I: Immigrant contribution to urban revitalization This panel focuses on national and regional experiences in immigrant rich areas, primarily on the contributions…

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Project I-DEA

TweetThe Education Department at Tacoma Community House launched a pilot program, Project I-DEA, with the intent to increase digital, career and college-readiness skills of adult English students. The Integrated Digital English Acceleration (I-DEA) Program targets adult learners in the lowest levels in English as a Second Language classes.  Supported by the State Board of Community…

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World Refugee Awareness Month

TweetWorld Refugee Day is observed annually on June 20 and is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees. It is also a day to recognize the contributions of refugees in our communities. Last year, Tacoma Community House served 176 refugees from 17 countries. TCH has been serving refugees for many years. Significant efforts…

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Meet Corey

TweetFormer education participant, Corey, returned to Tacoma Community House recently to show his gratitude to the community that encouraged him to take and pass the GED® tests. Corey explained that he dropped out of high school in D.C. during his junior year. He fell behind in his studies and eventually slipped so low that he gave up. Corey spent…

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Finally Belonging

TweetOn Friday, April 10, 2015, Tacoma Community House (TCH) celebrated 105 years of making positive change in the lives of refugees, immigrants and low income families in the south Puget Sound. Over 500 guests gathered at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, and were reminded, through storytelling and statistics of TCH’s reach and impact,…

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Meet Nabeel

TweetThere is an Arab saying that “Knowledge is light, and it is the light of your life.” Nabeel took this saying to heart, followed his dream and focused on education at Tacoma Community House. But his life had taken many twists and turns before he arrived at our door. Nabeel attended school in America through…

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Meet Safiah

TweetWhen Safiah first came to the United States, she depended almost entirely on her husband to interpret the strange and confusing language and culture so alien from the Yemeni village where she grew up. Since then, she has come to trust another reliable source of information and assistance, where she feels as much at home…

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