Programs, Initiatives & Partnerships

Male Involvement Program (MIP)


A youth violence prevention program and local My Brother's Keeper partnership aimed at elementary and middle school males of color who attend Lister, First Creek, Gray, and Stewart. Students enrolled in MIP receive mentoring from adult males of color and participate in culturally-anchored activities and structured group discussions on leadership, communication, alternate options for reducing conflict, managing anger, and avoiding violence.  

Girls With Purpose (GWP)


An all-girls program, in partnership with Sisterhood in the City, that combines positive adult female mentoring with group activities and a structured curriculum that helps to empower young females of color to succeed as productive citizens, both scholastically and in all aspects of their personal life. Its target audience is middle school aged girls between 11-14 years old.


Career Empowerment Academy


Tacoma Urban League and community partners are excited to announce our 2019 Academy schedule. The Academy offers evening classes to create a comprehensive career plan and the opportunity to network with industry leaders.


Black Empowerment Center


The African American Financial Capability Initiative (AAFCI) of Tacoma works to improve and protect the economic security of African-Americans in the Tacoma Pierce County area by enhancing asset-building services, improving policy advocacy strategies and increasing leadership capacity. 

Budget & Finance Workshops


Our free quarterly Household Budget & Finance Workshops provide information and tools that that help participants increase their financial well-being. Learn about how to calculate and build a household budget, plan your savings, access fresh start checking accounts and more. 

Budget Workshop Registration 

Credit Card Debt Workshop Registration

Home Ownership Program


Our Home Ownership Program helps community members achieve and sustain successful home ownership through a variety of classes, workshops, one-to-one coaching and support. Home ownership is one of the most important ways that families build wealth and we work to make that dream a reality. Classes are held every 2nd Saturday at Tacoma Urban League, 10AM-3PM.  Sign-up for more information.

Watch our video introduction. 

Family/Parenting Support


 Designed for families with children ages 0-12 years, this program helps parents learn positive parenting approaches. You can choose home visiting services, online, or to attend a support group.  Register or call 253.383.2007. 

Women of Color | Mom & Baby Support Group


Join us bi-weekly for a healthy snack & social support to women of color, their infants, & families. Our group meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays.

Chelsea Lawyer | Support Group Lead  253.798.4569

Open Sports Play | Tuesdays


Play with us as we elevate & build our community through sports & mentorship. Open Play is FREE every Tuesday, 6PM-7:30PM, and is open to ages 10+. Join us for seasonal sports training with elite, professional coaches of EL1 Sports. Register

April/May-  Baseball

June/July - Football

August - Track and Field

Sept/Oct - Baseball

Strategic Political Consulting & Government Relations


Our partner Archway Consulting Group has expertise in targeted communications for political campaigns and we're ready to hit the ground running. We help our clients navigate government regulation and form productive relationships with government leaders.  Learn More

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Our partners have tools to cultivate inclusiveness in your workplace. 

Archway Consulting

Coleman & Associates

The Institute for Sustainable Diversity & Inclusion

Candidate Training


Have You Thought About Running For Office? Do You Have The Tools That You Need To Run A Successful Political Campaign?

Tacoma Urban League and Archway Consulting Group invite you to join us on Saturday, April 20 for a discussion on the Mechanics of a Campaign. Register

MIP Summer Adventures Camp


MIP Summer Adventures Camp is 8 days over two weeks. Please plan to attend camp August 5th-8th (9:30A-2:30P) and August 12th-15th (9:30A-2:30P). Continental breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be provided. 

Camp is FREE and for young men entering 4th grade through entering 9th grade. 

2-Week Adventures Program

Nurturing Environment

Try New Activities

Build Healthy Minds

Adventurous Play


Environmental Justice Camps for Girls


We designed all three camps to allow ladies to develop their own definition for environmental justice. These camps are designed for young ladies ages 11-14. 

Camps are FREE. Participants may meet at our camp site or at Tacoma Urban League each day at 8:30A if transportation is needed. Continental breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be provided.  Please select camp date(s) when you register.

Tidepooling at Thea’s Park or DeMolay Sandspit

Learning about the dangers of micro plastics

Boat patrolling Commencement Bay

Cleaning up the beach at Jack Hyde Park 

Writing a Letter to the Editor

Creating an art piece w/ beach cleanup debris


Our Partners



Sign up to hear from us about classes, opportunities, and events. 2550S. Yakima Ave. Tacoma, WA 98405 Phone: (253) 383-2007