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Students at Tacoma's Mt. Tahoma High School celebrate admission to UW Tacoma.

Being Thunderbirds, Becoming Huskies

March 22, 2017

When 39 Mount Tahoma T-Birds recently celebrated their admission to UW Tacoma, they were welcomed by a Husky who is one of their own.

Pathways to Promise at Tacoma's Lincoln High School. Photo by Cody Char.

Setting an Encouraging Course

March 21, 2016

A college-going culture-building partnership with five local school districts connects youth to their bright futures.

Rayann Silva Strong Schools

The Will to Succeed

February 29, 2016

When she's not helping transform a school district, Rayann Silva is jumping over fire and crawling under barbed wire.

Tacoma Schools Achieve Distinction, Cite UW Tacoma

November 9, 2015

Tacoma Public Schools has been recognized as a “District of Distinction” by District Administration magazine, a national publication for K12 district-level school administrators. In its testimonial, District Administration cites the work of the Center for Strong Schools Tacoma Whole Child Initiative in raising graduation rates at the school district from 55 percent in 2010 to 78 percent in 2014.