Jose Antonio Vargas Visits Tacoma

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 is…

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TCH to Host Citizenship Day, Apr. 8

Tacoma 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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Worth Celebrating

By Andy Boynton, Volunteer As a certified nursing assistant at a Tacoma retirement home and a student in the Central Service/Sterile Processing program at Clover Park Technical College, Yuridia De Jesus has come a long way since she and her daughter accompanied a friend across country and arrived in Tacoma a little more than a…

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Job Opening: Full-Time Instructor

Full-Time Instructor Tacoma, WA – Reports to Education Services Manager Click here to download this job listing as a Word Document Job description: This is an exciting position that facilitates student learning following general guidelines set forth in the program. An instructor at this level is expected to have responsibilities for curriculum development, supervision, hiring, and decisions…

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Old Milwaukee Café hosts cookie fundraiser for TCH

Owners of the Old Milwaukee Café & Dessert Company on Tacoma’s 6th Avenue, Pat and Chad Kerth, have come up with a unique (and tasty) way to push back against President Trump’s executive actions targeting immigrants and refugees. All February long, the husband and wife team are selling frosted, cat-shaped shortbread cookies modeled after the hats protesters wore…

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Write a letter To Immigrants With Love

#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, or…

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Boeing grants $86,000 to Project Nightingale

TACOMA, WA—This past November, aircraft manufacturer Boeing granted $86,000 to Tacoma Community House’s Project Nightingale, an initiative of the agency’s Employment Department to help adults earn their Nursing Assistant Certification. It is the second time Boeing donated to the project, having provided the initial start-up funds two years ago. Tacoma Community House (TCH) is a…

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

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 of…

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Statement on Executive Orders Targeting Immigrants & Refugees

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 that…

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