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May 2017 Newsletter
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Wanted: Restaurants & sponsors for FLAVOR dining event!
We are preparing for our 5th annual dining fundraiser—FLAVOR: Stand Up for Immigrants, Sit Down for a Meal—to happen on September 21st, 2017!

What is FLAVOR, you ask? We find immigrant-owned and immigrant-friendly restaurants around Tacoma who are willing to donate at least 25% of the day's profits to TCH programs that serve immigrants and refugees.

We then encourage Tacomans to dine at these restaurants—they get to connect with local businesses, try great food, and support important programs... it's a win-win-WIN!

We are now looking for restaurants and sponsors to help with the cost of the event (we offer a great promotional benefits package to all partners). Do you have connections or suggestions?
Suggest a Restaurant
Suggest a Sponsor
Spotlight: TCH's Project Nightingale Helps Adults Pursue Nursing

Yuridia De Jesus (left) is one of 20 participants who have successfully completed TCH's "Project Nightingale" program, and then transitioned to Bates Technical College to pursue Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC). Project Nightingale is a NAC program developed through a partnership with Bates Technical College. The goal is to build a bridge for participants—a vast majority who are first generation college students—to navigate registration, paying for tuition, and other college systems that they might not be familiar with.
 
TCH facilitates a 20-hour career and college readiness week that prepares participants for the rigors of college prior to entering the nursing program at Bates. Since its inception in 2014, Nightingale has helped students afford all the necessary class supplies (scrubs, gait belts, immunizations fees, etc.) and provided supportive case management for the duration of their studies and proceeding job search.
 
Yuridia’s story started in Bronx, NY. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Yuridia came to the West Coast without a job or high school diploma. Determined to provide for her young daughter, the 26-year-old attended TCH's GED prep classes and NAC program at the same time. In 2016, Yuridia received her GED, Nursing Assistant Certification and got a job with a Tacoma nursing home. Today, she continues her education at Clover Park Technical College, and has tentative plans to pursue surgical training. 
 
TCH developed Project Nightingale due to our community’s need for care workers and our clients’ need for jobs. Boeing graciously provided the start-up funds to start the pilot program. We look forward to continuing such partnerships for future efforts to improve lives through our four core programs of Education, Employment, Immigration and Advocacy!

Read Yuridia's full story...

Share Your Family's Story for Immigrant Heritage Month

In honor of June's Immigrant Heritage Month, we are asking friends of TCH to share their personal stories of immigration.

Whether your family arrived to the United States six months or six generations ago, tell us about that journey and what it has meant for you. We hope to post these stories (and photos, if you have them) on our website throughout the month of June.

As thanks, we will send an "I Stand With Immigrants and Refugees" button to anyone who participates!

Submit a Story
6/16: TCH Movie Night - Disney's Moana
Friday, June 16th @ 6:00-8:30pm
Tacoma Community House
1314 S. L Street, Tacoma, WA 98405

Join TCH for a night of family fun on Friday, June 16th! Feel free to snuggle up in your warmest blanket and coziest pillow. All members of the community are welcome to attend. We will have:

  • Snacks and drinks
  • Family friendly movie (Disney's Moana)
  • Craft table
  • Books for kids to take home
RSVP TO EVENT

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!
SUMMER HOURS: TCH will close at 1:00pm on Fridays from June 2nd to September 1st.

Monday, May 29

• OFFICE CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

Friday, June 2
• 10am-noon — English Language Acquisition Info Session

Wednesday, June 7
• 9-11am — Citizenship Class Info Session

Monday, June 12
• 10am-noon — Citizenship Class Info Session
• 4-6pm — Citizenship Class Info Session

Wednesday, June 14
• 4-6pm — Citizenship Class Info Session

Friday, June 16
• 10am-noon — English Language Acquisition Info Session
• 6-8:30pm — TCH Movie Night, Disney's Moana (Read more)

Wednesday, June 28
• 1-3pm — Basic Education for Adults Info Session

Thursday, June 29
• 10am-noon — Citizenship Class Info Session

Monday & Tuesday, July 3-4
• OFFICE CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY

Wednesday, July 5
• 10am-noon — Citizenship Class Info Session
• 5-7pm — Citizenship Class Info Session

Monday, July 17
• 9-11am — Citizenship Class Info Session
• 4-6pm — Citizenship Class Info Session
Wanted: Restaurants & Sponsors for FLAVOR

Spotlight: Project Nightingale

Submit a Story for Immigrant Heritage Month

6/16: Family Movie Night – Disney's Moana

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

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1314 S. L Street, PO BOX 5017, Tacoma, WA 98415

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