Tacoma team selected for community-based research program

The Detroit Urban Research Center has selected two Tacoma health professionals to join its new, Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy. During the year-long program, participants have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in collaborative approaches to address racial and ethnic health inequities in their communities. [Read more…]

Volleyball officials wanted for school and rec programs

The Tacoma-Pierce County Volleyball Officials Board is in need of individuals who are interested in officiating middle school, junior high, senior high, college, and recreation department volleyball matches throughout Pierce County. A comprehensive training program, starting August 20th, is offered for all new officials and the opportunities to advance in the organization are extensive. [Read more…]

Tickets now available for new Zoobilee Twilight Stroll event

Zoobilee is turning 25, and you can join the party at an all-new “after party” event that’s jam-packed with food, drink, music and dancing under the stars for just $75 per person.

The Twilight Stroll will take place following the traditional VIP Zoobilee dinner and auction. This separate event will allow more people to get in on the Zoobilee fun. [Read more…]

UPS awarded $250,000 grant for ‘experiential education’


TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound is initiating strategies to ensure that every student has a well-integrated set of opportunities to apply their liberal arts learning to “real-world” experiences and hands-on projects during their four years of study. The efforts are being generously supported by a $250,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. [Read more…]

2015 Tacoma Film Festival dates and changes

Now in its 10th consecutive year, the Tacoma Film Festival is hailed the “ultimate indie festival” of the Northwest, highlighting the connectedness of local, national, and international films each fall. Between October 8th and 15th, an eclectic array of feature, documentary, live action, animated and short films will be screenedin several venues throughout the City of Destiny connecting the community with many first seen films. [Read more…]