Strategic Plan 2019-2021

Dear Friends:

On behalf of the Tacoma Urban League (the League) board, volunteers, and staff, we are pleased to present our three-year Strategic Plan. This Plan presents the long-term strategic direction of the League as we embark on our journey to be the driver of economic, educational, and policy change which impacts the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve.

The Plan is ambitious and bold. It is an integrated and strategic approach to the League’s growth. It builds on much of the work the League has done before, and it is the right direction for our community.

We do not want to just train and place our youth in jobs; we want to help create jobs. We want to support, empower, and even embolden small businesses so that they can create jobs. We want to take our engagement of youth to the next level and help all parents be empowered to care for, nurture, and guide their children into becoming smart, responsible, capable adults. This Plan represents a revitalized commitment to public policy. We will never change our community if we do not change the systems to benefit everyone. Simply put, we are dedicated to the creation of positive change for future generations of African Americans in particular, as well as other marginalized and vulnerable communities.

We invite you to review this plan to learn more about the direction of the League and explore ways you can be a part of it.


LaTasha Wortham, Board Chair

T’wina Nobles, President and CEO

Our commitment to advancing the movement in the future is grounded in our programs and services. As we build our capacity to deliver them from both a resource and funding perspective, our vision is to become the preferred agent of change in the greater Tacoma community. 

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2019-2021 (pdf)