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Black Parents Alliance

About

On September 15, 2019 you voted to officially launch the Black Parents Alliance. The Black Parents Alliance group will work within the community to discuss relevant topics, gain information, and make decisions to improve the education of their children; advocate for policies that improve the intellectual, social, and emotional success of Black scholars and families; empower and give voice to the concerns and successes of Black families and scholars in Tacoma; and mobilize allies within the community to highlight the need for more robust systems of support for Black scholars. 


OUTCOMES WE WANT


  • Ensure all youth have a caring adult in their life
  • Ensure all youth are stably housed
  • Ensure all children enter school cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally ready
  • Ensure all children read at grade level by the 3rd grade
  • Ensure all youth are engaged in extracurricular activities that amplifies pro-social/protective factors
  • Ensure all youth graduate from high school
  • Ensure all youth complete post-secondary education or training
  • Ensure all youth successfully enter the workforce
  • Ensure all youth avoid the criminal justice system
  • Ensure all youth out of school are employed
  • Ensure all youth remain safe from violent crime
  • ·Engage Black children in culturally competent educational curriculum that successfully addresses socially, emotional, and cognitive learning and positive race identify development


MEETINGS


  1. The Planning Committee will hold a conference call (30 min) the secondSunday of each month from 3:30pm to 4:00pm - https://zoom.us/j/926483364
  2. The BPA General Meeting will be the third Sunday of each month 3:30pm to 5:00pm @ Peace Community Center (we will adjust location if needed)


COMMUNICATIONS



CONFIRMED ORGANIZATIONS PARTNERS


  • Tacoma Urban League
  • Peace Community Center
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • City of Tacoma - Office of Equity and Human Rights

Meetings

The BPA General Meeting will be the third Sunday of each month 3:30pm to 5:00pm @ Peace Community Center