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

Tacoma 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

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

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 each…

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Urge Your Senator to Vote on a Capital Budget

We 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

Photos 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

When 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

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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