March 2018 Newsletter
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Art Exhibition Featuring Immigrant and Refugee Stories, April 6th

(Above) Jonathan Hanks paints TCH team member and Immigration Specialist, Jesus Pinedo. See Instagram for more of Hanks' work.

We are pleased to invite you to an upcoming art show, celebrating some of our immigrant and refugee neighbors and their journeys to Tacoma:

"A Community That Gives Back"
Featuring Works by Jonathan Hanks
Friday, April 6th (5:30-7:30pm)
1314 S. L Street, Tacoma, WA 98405

Background: Tacoma Community House has partnered with local artist Jonathan Hanks with the goal of helping immigrant and refugee community members share their stories. For the past several months Hanks has been interviewing these individuals, painting portraits, and creating mesmerizing time-lapse videos of the whole process (with more videos to come).

Participants come from all over the world – such as China, Cambodia, Mexico, Vietnam, and Laos. A few are long-time TCH team members!

We hope you can join us at Tacoma Community House on Friday, April 6th to meet Hanks and some of the participants, and see these stunning works in person! We will also enjoy refreshments and wonderful conversation.

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Family Movie Night this Friday: Disney Pixar's Coco

Looking for some free family fun? TCH will host a free movie night this Friday, March 30th (5:30-8pm), showing Disney Pixar's Coco. We will have popcorn, other treats, and a themed art activity. Click here to download our event poster in four different languages!
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OneAmerica Citizenship Day: Free Citizenship Services, April 7th

Do you know someone who needs help applying for U.S. Citizenship? We are partnered with OneAmerica to host a FREE Citizenship Day on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at our agency!

Qualifying individuals will work with volunteer immigration attorneys, paralegals, and interpreters to fill out their citizenship applications.

Please visit this link for full event details, eligibility requirements, and a list of documents to prepare:

Have You Registered for Our Annual Luncheon on April 13th?

We invite you to celebrate with us at our 108th Annual Luncheon on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center! With less than 3 weeks until the big day, we encourage you to register as soon as possible!
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We are grateful to welcome KIRO 7 news anchor Siemny Kim as this year's Mistress of Ceremonies! Siemny is a UC Berkeley alum with an extensive journalism career that has taken her from the South to our beautiful PNW. She was born in a Thai refugee camp as her family escaped the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

Thank You to This Year's Sponsors:

TCH Life in Photos
On February 24th, we received a $5,000 gift through Umpqua Bank's Community Giving Initiative for our Read2Me literacy program! We look forward to a wonderful partnership helping Pierce County kids nurture a love of reading. Click here to learn more about Read2Me and how to volunteer!

On March 18th, Grammy-nominated blues artist Chaney Sims performed a special Blues Vespers benefit concert for TCH. Attendees gave over $3,000 in support for our Education, Employment, Immigration, and Advocacy programs – we are so grateful!

We appreciate the partnership of Immanuel Presbyterian ChurchUniversity of Puget SoundThe Grand CinemaThe Spar Tavern, and Peaks and Pints for this evening of generosity and fun!

When Read2Me tutor Zach moved to Washington D.C., his reading buddy at Tacoma's Arlington Elementary, Connor, was sad. Zach wrote Connor this special message: "Hey Connor! I miss spending mornings reading w/you guys. I always appreciated how hard you worked. You made it a lot of fun to read w/you. Keep working hard bud!" Click here to learn more about Read2Me and how to volunteer!

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!
Family Movie Night
Friday, March 30th
5:30-8pm @ TCH
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Volunteer Orientations
Thursday, April 5th

3:30-4:30pm @ TCH
Friday, April 6th
12-1pm @ TCH
Art Show – Works by Local Portrait Artist Jonathan Hanks
Friday, April 6th
5:30-7:30pm @ TCH
Learn More
108th Annual Luncheon
Friday, April 13th
11:30am-1pm @ Greater Tacoma Convention Center
Learn More and Register
Talk Time
Monday, April 23rd

5:30-7:30pm @ TCH
Learn More and Register
Art Exhibition on 4/6

This Friday: Family Movie Night (Pixar's Coco)

Citizenship Day on 4/7

Have You Registered for Our Annual Luncheon?

TCH Life in Photos

Upcoming Events
Visit our Event Calendar to see TCH workshops, info sessions, community events and more!
(253) 383-3951

1314 S. L Street
PO BOX 5017
Tacoma, WA 98405

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

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