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.
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Julian Mosher's life and future have been changed: first by inspiring teachers at Tacoma's Lincoln High School, next by a scholarship to UW Tacoma.
A unique program offered through UW allowed Daniel Marlowe to fulfill a childhood dream.
A college-going culture-building partnership with five local school districts connects youth to their bright futures.
When she's not helping transform a school district, Rayann Silva is jumping over fire and crawling under barbed wire.
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.
Justina Johnson, '94, '00, reflects on the transformative experiences that "solidified my desire, my need, to become a teacher."
Joyce Ells, who has a 2008 Master of Nursing degree, is featured in an in-depth story in The News Tribune about the vital role school nurses play in child health and wellness.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee led a roundtable discussion at UW Tacoma on “Collective Impact: Working Together for Strong Schools, Student Success and Great Communities.”