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December 2017 Newsletter
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<<First Name>>, we hope you will join us on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 (3:30-5pm) to celebrate Tacoma Community House's 108th birthday! The party is happening at our cozy home on the Hilltop: 1314 S. L Street, Tacoma, WA.

We will have cake, appetizers, and celebratory remarks from TCH clients and incoming Mayor Victoria Woodards (invited). TCH Executive Director Liz Dunbar will also highlight TCH’s vibrant history and share exciting news about our $12.8M initiative to construct a new building!

If you can make it, please click the RSVP button below. You will be prompted to send an email to our Community Organizer, Audra Hudson. Thanks!
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Tacoma Portrait Artist to Bring Refugee Stories to Light

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Tacoma artist Jonathan Hanks, who will paint portraits of local community members who came to the U.S. as refugees.

We are now looking for participants to share their migration stories in personal interviews with Hanks, and pose for a photograph. Hanks will paint portraits from these photos (a preferable alternative to posing for days on end) using his preferred medium – acrylics.

Participants will receive a free, professionally-printed copy of their portrait.

Hanks was moved to complete this project pro-bono. He writes, "I find myself exploring the communication that comes from a human face; hence the portraits... I create depth in my work by layering various textures and colors. I want the viewer to feel impacted and part of the work."

If you have questions about this project or wish to participate, please contact Latasha Ware at 253-383-3951 or Lware@tacomacommunityhouse.org.

Honoring Dr. King With A Day of Service

On Saturday, January 13th, 2018 (10am - 4pm), join The Mission Continues and UWT's Center for Service and Leadership on to help make TCH a safer and more beautiful place for our clients!

Volunteers will help with:

  • grounds maintenance
  • planting
  • demolition work to address safety concerns
  • trash pick-up
  • general cleaning
  • building a lending library
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TCH Life in Photos

Teacher Diane (left) and English language student Somjit (right) posed with Santa at the student holiday party on December 14th!

Tiffany Sanders, with Bank of America, dropped off gifts for deserving TCH clients and their families, making the holidays a little brighter.
A TCH volunteer tried to unwrap a gift while wearing oven mitts (no easy task!) during a game at a volunteer appreciation social.
Elizabeth, another volunteer, organized a diversity book drive for the kids in our Read2Me program – collecting books with characters from all different backgrounds!

Upcoming Events

Please see our event calendar for full details on these events. Don't hesitate to call our Development & Communications team at (253) 383-3951 if you have questions!

DEC 25-26 | MONDAY & TUESDAY
Half Days (Agency Closes at Noon)

JAN 01 | MONDAY
Agency Closed for New Year's Day


JAN 02 | TUESDAY
9:30-11:30am: English Language Acquisition Info. Session

JAN 03 | WEDNESDAY
1-3pm: Basic Education for Adults Orientation

JAN 10 | WEDNESDAY
1-3pm: Basic Education for Adults Orientation
3:30-5pm: TCH's 108th Birthday Party

JAN 12 | FRIDAY
9:30-11:30am: English Language Acquisition Info. Session
12-1pm: Volunteer Orientation

JAN 13 | SATURDAY
10am-4pm: MLK Day of Service (TCH Clean-Up)

JAN 17 | WEDNESDAY
1-3pm: Basic Education for Adults Orientation

JAN 24 | WEDNESDAY
1-3pm: Basic Education for Adults Orientation

JAN 25 | THURSDAY
1-3pm: English Language Acquisition Info. Session

JAN 31 | WEDNESDAY 
1-3pm: Basic Education for Adults Orientation
TCH's 108th Birthday Party (Jan. 10th) 

Refugee Portrait Project

MLK Day of Service – TCH Clean Up (Jan. 13th)

TCH Life in Photos

Upcoming Events
Visit our Event Calendar to see TCH workshops, info sessions, community events and more!
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1314 S. L Street
PO BOX 5017
Tacoma, WA 98405

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Phone: (253) 383-3951  |  Fax: (253) 597-6687
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1314 S. L Street, PO BOX 5017, Tacoma, WA 98415

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