Do you have an idea of what your future will look like? Do you need support along your journey?

Discover U weeks (October 15 - 19 and April 15 - 19) are an exciting time for our community and staff to come together and support students in exploring the many different career and college options. Through fun activities in school and in the community, students throughout the Tacoma Public School District will have opportunities to explore their futures. Discover U puts the student interests at the center and helps connect their aspirations with the many pathways to get there. This year's theme will focus on the many different career paths in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).

If you have questions, or need assistance with navigating your options, please contact Joseph Colón, Assistant Director of Collective Action at

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FAFSA & WASFA Completion Workshops:

Come prepared for the filing process with your most recent tax returns (2017 is fine), W2's and information about income (Social Security, business income, etc.)

Please see your Career Counselor for more information on the 2018 - 2019 event dates.

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College Depot

(Free Summer program - More Info Coming 2019)


College Depot  at the Tacoma Public Library  is a 6 Week College Planning Series: Learn how to navigate college and career selection, admissions, finding scholarships, and the financial aid process in this multipart,  hands-on series.

2019 Dates: TBD  

Time: TBD 
Location: TBD 
What: Free College Planning Series: Learn how to navigate college and career selection, admissions, finding scholarships, and the financial aid process in this 2-week series.
Here are a few example workshops from last summer:

Session 1: -  Know your options, research colleges, find the right fit. College Presenters: College Navigator Panel, Jessica Freier, Pierce College,, Zach McKinlay, UW,

Session 2: - Writing the personal statement for college and scholarship applications.  Presenter: Write@253, Wendy Holcomb, Graduate Tacoma, Zach McKinlay, UW,

Session 3: -  Applying to College: 2 and 4-year process. Presenters: Maria Reyes, UWT, , Janet Holm, Clover Park Technical College?

Session 4: -  Finding Scholarships. Presenters: Act 6, Taylor Tibbs,, Victoria West, WCAN,, WSOS – Kyle Roffler, Graduate Tacoma, , Palmer Scholars?

Session 5: - Paying for college – financial aid resources. *Special session for parents and in English and Spanish.  Presenters: TCC – Shirley Siloi?, Ready to Rise, Lori Parrish?

Session 6: - Preparing for the fall semester, staying organized and on track. Presenters: Brittany Jackson, UPS,  

*Students attending all 6 workshop will be entered for a laptop award!

Contact the Tacoma Public Schools Community Partnership Office by phone at 253-571-7980 or email