Community Engagement

Ask For The Raise πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°

There are many unique challenges when it comes to negotiating pay. It is important to acknowledge and truly know your worth within the work that you do, be assertive, and be transparent with the request being made. In most cases, a lot of people work tremendously more for what they are being paid and don’t… Continue reading Ask For The Raise πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°

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40 Under 40 Honoree

See the South Sound Business article text below. Washington State Legislature, State Senator for the 28th Legislative District | Tacoma Urban League, President and CEO Residence: Fircrest Hometown: Phenix City, Alabama First job: Car detailer Hobbies: Developing and leading camps and experiences for girls, co-organizing bike rides and hiking trips, blogging at ladies1storg.com, and reading… Continue reading 40 Under 40 Honoree

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Week on Whidbey Island β˜€οΈ

This summer I ventured to a beautiful red cabin with a private beach for a week-long mixture of rest & relaxation as well as my daily work responsibilities. I’ll tell you what, virtual work weeks are a lot better with family, a beach, kayaks, hikes, local food, fresh crab and backyard barbecues. Of course a… Continue reading Week on Whidbey Island β˜€οΈ

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Our Black Future Co-op Fund

(pictured l to r) T’wina Nobles (President & CEO, Tacoma Urban League), Michelle Merriweather (President & CEO, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle), Angela Jones (CEO, Washington STEM), and Andrea Caupain (CEO, Byrd Barr Place) The Black Future Co-op Fund launched June 16, 2020 in recognition of this powerful moment and the opportunity for transformational change.… Continue reading Our Black Future Co-op Fund

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Sisterhood in the City πŸ’“ 2020

Sisterhood in the City kicks-off Sunday, November 15th at 12PM for girls in our city ages 11-17. Each week we will meet virtually. Participants can register at http://www.thetacomaurbanleague.org. November 29, 2020 - Netflix watch party! December 13, 2020 - Charity card making and Big Sister/Mentor Panel. December 27, 2020 - Cooking Lesson See you all… Continue reading Sisterhood in the City πŸ’“ 2020

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Girls in Medicine Day 2019

Girls in Medicine Day with MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital was a BLAST! πŸ‘©πŸΏβ€βš•οΈπŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸ”¬πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’»πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ”¬πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ”§ This is the 6th summer I’ve coordinated with MultiCare to offer 253 girls an unforgettable STEM experience to introduce + explore careers in healthcare. This was the BEST camp yet! Thank you to the many healthcare professionals who welcomed our Tacoma Urban… Continue reading Girls in Medicine Day 2019

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2019 Environmental Justice Camps

In partnership with Citizens for a Healthy Bay and PenMet Parks, Tacoma Urban League designed three camps to allow ladies to develop their own definition for environmental justice while: β–ͺ️tidepooling at Thea’s Park or DeMolay Sandspit β–ͺ️learning about the dangers of micro plastics β–ͺ️boat patrolling Commencement Bay β–ͺ️cleaning up the beach at Jack Hyde Park… Continue reading 2019 Environmental Justice Camps

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Sisterhood in the City πŸ’“ 2018/19

We are excited to begin programming this year. Sisterhood in the City continues to be a partnership between Tacoma Urban League’s Girls with Purpose, Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, and Ladies First. Sisterhood in the City serves girls ages 11-17. We are excited to add STEM partnerships and STEM field trip… Continue reading Sisterhood in the City πŸ’“ 2018/19