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Youth & Families COVID-19 Resource Directory

Due to recent school closures to slow the spread of COVID-19, Graduate Tacoma and the Tacoma Urban League have partnered to provide Tacoma families and youth an online directory of resources they can access in this unprecedented time. By using the search tool, you can view available drive-up meal sites and their locations, remote learning tools, information regarding emergency relief for basic needs and much more.

COVID-19 Support

In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, our office will be closed to visitors most days and all classes/workshops/events are cancelled through April, but we are working around the clock to support families by utilizing phone, email, and social media as best as we can to answer questions about resources during this difficult time. 

Here is what we are doing:

  • Staffing Emergency First Responders Day Camps in Tacoma organized by GTCF and Tacoma Public Schools
  • Purchasing and delivering (to front doors) non-perishable food and hygiene items including diapers and paper goods
  • Providing Lyft codes for rides to the grocery store or essential work sites
  • Providing and delivering gift cards for Wal-mart or local restaurants 
  • Developing and sharing a community Resource List 
  • Shifting our Male Involvement Program (MIP) mentoring to Zoom mentoring calls/video
  • Recruiting COVID-19 community volunteers for Tacoma Public Schools using this form
  • Sharing our client needs using this South Sound form by Graduate Tacoma. 
  • Sharing Tacoma Urban League resources we are willing to offer the community using this South Sound form by Graduate Tacoma  
  • Continuing to promote #2020Census while families are home  
  • Allowing our van to be used by orgs or churches for senior/elderly grocery delivery 
  • Sharing educational resources in local parent groups including our Black Parent Alliance 


Please stay home if you can. Keep your family healthy and build in some quality time. Now is a good time to also complete your 2020 Census. Envelopes are arriving in the mail and forms can be completed online or over phone. Paper forms will arrive in the coming weeks.

Thank you for understanding. This all will bring us closer together! 


Be sure to check our Tacoma Urban League Facebook Page for resources, funding opportunities, and employment announcements. 

State of Black Tacoma

Tacoma Urban League is hosting a Stakeholder Luncheon where we will present on the State of Black Tacoma. Tickets are $25.

Please Save the Date for this important event on Thursday, May 7th, doors open at 11:00AM at the Eastside Community Center. Registration details are below. 

Register for Classes

Join an Action Group

Tacoma Urban League Guild

Tacoma Urban League Guild

Tacoma Urban League Guild

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A volunteer group formed to enhance and support the mission of the Tacoma Urban League.

Young Professionals

Tacoma Urban League Guild

Tacoma Urban League Guild

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Young professionals (21-40) working to empower their communities & helping to change lives.

Black Empowerment Center

Tacoma Urban League Guild

Black Empowerment Center

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 The center focuses on the financial bottom line for low-to-moderate income African American Families. 

Black Parents Alliance

Black Parents Alliance

Black Empowerment Center

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Empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma.

Make Black Count

Black Parents Alliance

Make Black Count

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Make Black Count! was adopted as the slogan in 1970 and remains the rallying cry as we prepare for the 2020 Census campaign. 

African American Financial Capability Report

The African American Financial Capability Initiative highlights and tackles the structural causes and community consequences of the racial wealth gap.