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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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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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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Immigrant & Refugee Youth Forum: What Makes Tacoma a Welcoming City?

TweetTacoma Community House has partnered with local organizations to host a panel of four young speakers to share their personal stories as first- and second-generation immigrations, refugees, and DREAMers — stories rich with struggle, triumph, and dreams for the future. Join us along with Tacoma’s decision-makers, those who routinely work with Tacoma’s immigrant/refugee populations (e.g., elected officials, educators, law enforcement,…

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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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