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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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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TCH to Host Citizenship Day, Apr. 8

TweetTacoma Community House is working in partnership with the Washington Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA-WA) and the Washington New Americans program to host a Citizenship Day at their facility (1314 S. L Street, Tacoma, WA 98405) on Saturday, April 8. This free legal clinic will pair eager legal permanent residents (LPRs) with…

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Write a letter To Immigrants With Love

Tweet #ToImmigrantsWithLove is a letter writing campaign for immigrants and their supporters to flood the internet with positivity and support this Valentine’s Day! Join us in showing Tacoma’s immigrants that they are an important part of our community, families, and everyday lives. Get Involved: Go to our survey to write a short message to a friend, loved one,…

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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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Statement on Executive Orders Targeting Immigrants & Refugees

Tweet Photo by Jonathan McIntosh, via Wikimedia Commons This week, President Trump announced Executive Orders targeting Mexican immigrants and refugees from majority-Muslim countries. While we don’t yet know the full scope of the orders and can’t predict what consequences they will have for our community, we want all of our students, clients, and supporters to trust…

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United in Song: The Tacoma choir that welcomes refugees with music

TweetSept. 8, 2016 | By Rosemary Ponnekanti It’s not your average choir. Tacoma’s Community House Choir does “Do Re Mi” and Michael Jackson, sings in Arabic and Kurdish and welcomes refugees by singing with them. And director Erin Guinup wants it to inspire others – beginning with citizenship ceremonies for National Welcome Week. 

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