The potential for public housing not only to provide shelter for low-income people but also to generate jobs and economic opportunity in low-income communities has long been recognized. Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) annually receive billions of dollars in federal housing assistance for the maintenance and modernization of existing housing stock and the development of new […]
Children in poverty exist throughout Pierce County, but not equally. There are several areas in Pierce County with extremely high populations of young children (under age 12) living in households with income below the federal poverty level.
United Way of Pierce County is pleased to announce that Sound Outreach and Goodwill have been selected as partners to help low-income families through United Way’s first two Center for Strong Families, slated to open later this summer.
If you are an employment coach or provide employment services and are looking for a way for clients to create a personal vision and career plan, I just published a client workbook that might help.
The process of finding grants typically begins with prospect research. Foundations generally give based on subject and geographic region, so look for funders whose interests match your organization’s mission, programs, populations served, and locations served.
In Washington State, non-violent offenders who met certain criteria are eligible to have their criminal records sealed after 5 or 10 years depending on the level of their offense.
United Way of Pierce County’s Neighborhood Grants Program powered by South Sound Together, provides financial and technical support to resident or community-led groups for projects that help children and families in their neighborhood. In 2016, the Neighborhood Grants Program, in partnership with South Sound Together, will be awarding chosen groups in amounts ranging from $500 […]
Any resident, business owner, employee, property owner or member of an existing neighborhood group within a Neighborhood Council area can join a Neighborhood Council.” If you live, work, or own a business in Tacoma, consider joining a neighborhood council and help make a difference in your community. In 1992, the City Council established Tacoma’s […]
I realize that institutional racism may not be your goal or intention. You may not even be aware of the complexities of racism at your organization.