The Tacoma Urban League helps build family well-being by intentionally and simultaneously working with children and the adults in their lives together to ensure that children grow-up in a safe, stable home with the resources they need to thrive. Consistent with the belief that parents are children's first and most important teachers, Tacoma Urban League views family engagement and building supportive community as a critical systemic and sustained approach to support healthy child development.
We are committed to ensuring that all children are successful by ensuring youth feel safe and supported with clear opportunities for success and that families have the additional tool and supports they need. Our work is focused on long-term consistent family engagement and targeted interventions during three key life phases: pregnancy and child development, middle school transitions, pathways for young adults.
Virtual Sisterhood in the City starts Sunday, November 15th at 12PM. Please let us know if you have questions. Register below.
The Male Involvement Program (MIP) – a youth violence prevention program aimed at middle school males of color. It teaches alternate options for reducing conflict, managing anger, and avoiding violence through structures dialogue, culture specific exercise and group mentoring. Students enrolled in MIP receive mentoring and direction from adult males of color.
Sisterhood in the City is an all girls program that combines positive adult female mentoring with group activities and a structured curriculum that helps to empower young women of color to succeed as productive citizens, both scholastically and in all aspects of their personal life. It's target audience is middle school aged girls between 11-14 years old. Links to each meeting with be posted here by the Friday before each meeting.