Family Engagement

Parents and Family Partners in Education

Join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m.

United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance (UTOPIA) is a queer and trans people of color-led, grassroots organization born out of the struggles, challenges, strength, and resilience of the Queer and Trans Pacific Islander (QTPI – “Q-T-pie”) community in South King County.

Learn about UTOPIA WA's youth mentorship programming that supports and promotes all 2SLGBTQIA+ students, staff, and families to foster ecosystems of care that promote inclusive spaces for all.

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Parent & Family Partners in Education

The Tacoma Public Schools Community Partnership host a monthly Parent & Family Partners in Education virtual gathering. 

  • Discuss Education/Youth Hot Topics w/ Subject Matter Experts. 

  • Community Partner Spotlight: learn from/about a new TPS community partner/program. 

Your Voice Matters! Ask questions, give feedback, & make suggestions on topics for future meetings!  

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Family & Community Learning Academy (FCLA)

Each year, the Partnership Office hosts an FCLA to:

  • Bring the community together around the common goal of investing our time, skills and diverse abilities in the education of our children and youth — whose future, in turn, will affect the quality of life in the entire Tacoma community.
  • Create shared leadership to improve academic outcomes for youth.
  • Design a model that can be duplicated for families and community working to support student success.

FCLA offers free sessions for parents from all backgrounds, to sharpen their skills in assisting their children to succeed in school.  FCLA is open to the entire community!

Returning in 2022-2023! Check back here for announcements and registration.

College Tours for Families

For many students, attending a two- or four-year college, university, or vocational school is a crucial next step on their path to fulfilling their career and life dreams.

TPS students and families know, college is not a dream- it’s a plan. As a result, each year, Tacoma Public Schools transports students and families to eight outstanding local colleges for campus tours.

Each visit includes a customized tour and presentation from college staff on the admissions.

Return here for the Spring 2023 schedule.

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