Community Partnerships

Our Community Partnerships Office grows relationships between Tacoma students, families, schools, and the community to further academic success and support the whole child. 


Tacoma Public Schools values the support of the non-profit and business community. A formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or contract may be in order if we are partnering for a youth program, goods and services, or an internship program.

In support of a school or the district, one-time or recurring donations, as well as facilitating an employee volunteer activity, are welcome!

For more information or to request a meeting, please complete the interest form.

TPS Partnership Interest Form

Shining Star Community Partner Award

The Shining Star Community Partner Award was established in 2014 to acknowledge that when it comes to student success, we cannot do it alone.

We honor a community partner or volunteer each month at a school board meeting to thank them for making a difference in the lives of our students and families.


Whether you are a community member wanting to coach, a parent interested in helping in a classroom, or a motivated college student looking to give back, we want your help!

Learn more and complete volunteer application

Family Engagement 

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

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Connections & Conversations

Our Community Partnership Office hosts a monthly virtual gathering for parents, families, and caregivers  to discuss important education and youth hot topics with experts and spotlight TPS tools and community programs tools to help their students succeed. 

Your Voice Matters! Attend a session, ask questions, give feedback and make suggestions on topics for future meetings!

Register & join on Zoom

May 14, 2024: Metro Parks Summer Programs
May Connections and Conversations event flyer

Join Us for our May Connections & Conversations family event where we'll discuss the Metro Parks summer programs available to TPS students. 

Come learn about the new Summer Academy and a variety of other summer programs, camps and activities. 

The virtual event is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14. Register here. 


Help-A-Student Fund

Help our students in need with a donation to our Help-A-Student fund. Founded in 1970, this fund provides basic necessities and items to help TPS students succeed. 

Donate Online

Donate by Check

Make checks payable to Tacoma Public Schools, memo line: Help-A-Student Fund.

Mail to: 
Attn- Finance Department
601 S. 8th St., Room 200
Tacoma, WA 98405

Contact us

Community Partnership
302 S. 9th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-571-7980