Community Partnership

The Community Partnership Office works to galvanize the power of community to assist young people in creating the future they choose, plan and prepare for. We bring people together to become the voices that young people listen to and believe that say "you can achieve, you will graduate and we are here to help you!"

Upcoming Events

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It's BACK!!! Highline College's 6th Annual Y.E.L.L. (Young Educated Ladies Leading) Female Summit

                 Saturday, May 18th 2019 from 8:00am-4:00pm. This is a free event that is designed to empower and

                 encourage our young ladies of color (African American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Asian,

                 African Immigrant and Native American) to excel in education and beyond.

                                 Registration will begin Monday, April 29th 2019

                                 Registration is Free at:

                 Registration will close Friday, May 10th 2019 @5pm SHARP or when capacity is reached!



Do you love Tacoma? Sign up to serve kids in our city. Dedicated volunteers can mentor and inspire students and provide new opportunities beyond what schools can.

TPS Volunteer Handbook.pdf


Parents - Let's partner to prepare your child for life after high school!
Students - Community service, experience, make a difference!
Community - Mentor, tutor, inspire...we need you!


Partnership through collective leadership and responsibility will aid us in fully engaging youth, parents, community and staff in the education of students. Together we will close the gaps and create access and opportunities that will equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in school, work and life.

Family & Community Learning Academy

FCLA aims to bring families and the community together around the common goal of investing time, skills and diverse abilities in the education of youth.

Superintendent's Parent Advisory Breakfast

At this quarterly meeting of parents, principals, district staff and community members, we hear from Superintendent Carla Santorno, discuss topics such as student performance, goals, policies, initiatives, events and much more.