TACOMA COMMUNITY HOUSE

Education, Employment, Immigration & Advocacy Since 1910

Tacoma, WA   |  www.tacomacommunityhouse.org

Mission

Tacoma Community House creates opportunities for immigrants and other community members in the Puget Sound region through comprehensive services focused on self-sufficiency, inclusion and advocacy.

Ruling year info

1926

Executive Director

Lauren Walker Lee

Main address

PO Box 5107

Tacoma, WA 98415 USA

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Formerly known as

Tacoma Settlement House

EIN

91-0570872

NTEE code info

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

TCH is working to specifically address the needs of immigrants, refugees and other community members through self sufficiency, inclusion and advocacy. TCH helps people with English language skills, obtaining employment, immigration status, a safety planning skills.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Tacoma Community House

Tacoma Community House serves immigrant and refugees through its four core programs of education, employment, immigration and client advocacy (victims of crime). Ninety-three percent of those served by TCH programs have household incomes below 80% of the area’s median income. TCH’s wrap around services allow clients to receive a multitude of services. Driven by its vision, TCH is a pathway to change leading to generations of self-sufficient people and a region welcoming of immigrants and refugees.
TCH’s integrated programs include case management by accredited specialists and trained professionals:
• Education – English Language Acquisition classes, GED preparatory courses, Adult Basic Education classes
• Employment - job and intern placement, job preparation, job search, resume and interviewing support
• Immigration - immigration assistance, legal permanent residency, citizenship applications, DACA, citizenship classes, and assistance with many other immigration processes .
• Client Advocacy - supports victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes.

Population(s) Served

TCH's Education Department offers English Language Acquisition, Adult Basic Education and English Language Acquisition (ELA), GED preparatory classes and adult one-on-one adult tutoring. TCH offers a youth literacy program for challenged readers grades 1 - 3 at four Title-One Schools. All tutors are volunteers.

Population(s) Served

Our Employment department offers an array of services to help low-income individuals look for jobs, access the proper training, become hired, and stay hired. Clients work one-on-one with supportive case managers who help with everything from resume writing and interview practice, to professional clothing and transportation assistance.

Population(s) Served

Our Immigration department is compromised of a team of multilingual, Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited immigration specialists who help individuals navigate the complex immigration system. They can help with U.S. Citizenship and Citizenship Education, Legal Permanent Residency (Green Cards), Family Based Immigration, Consular Processing, Adjustment of Status, and more.

Population(s) Served

Our Client Advocacy department is comprised of a team of multilingual Legal Advocates who provide life-saving and comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, other types of crime.

Population(s) Served

Read2Me pairs trained adult tutors with 1st-3rd grade students in four Title 1 Tacoma Public Schools. Tutors help the young readers develop stronger comprehension skills and nurture a love of reading.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

E Pluribus Unum Prize 2010

Migration Policy Institute

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 1922

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people received immigration service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Immigration

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients placed in internships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Employment

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants who pass citizenship exam

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Immigration

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Tacoma Community House

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of literacy instruction delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Read2Me

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goals are to help immigrants, refugees and other community members improve their education, find employment, obtain U.S. Citizenship, and live free from abuse.

TCH offers comprehensive services through its four core programs of Education, Employment, Immigration and Advocacy (victims of crime).

TCH has a 109 year history of serving immigrants and refugee and has adapted to changing immigration policy and migration flows. TCH has a diverse staff of 65 FTE, many who are immigrants or children of immigrants (20%). TCH operates on a modest, but consistent annual operating budget and is governed by a diverse board of directors. TCH remains true to its overarching legacy of promoting SOCIAL JUSTICE.

TCH embarked upon Embracing the American Promise: Uniting Communities Campaign, a $13.6 million initiative to build a new home/facility that will double the existing space from 14,000 sq.st to 27,000 sq ft. We anticipate occupying the our new home in the fall of 2019 and hope to double the number of clients served withing

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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TACOMA COMMUNITY HOUSE

Board of directors
as of 6/20/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Colette Smith

Attorney at Law

Term: 2016 - 2019

Godwin Asemota

Community Healthcare

Cami Chouery

Ryan, Jorgenson & Limoli, P.S.

Tom Diehm

University of Washington, Tacoma

Conor McCarthy

McCarthy Law Office, PLLC

Alisa O'Hanlon

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Darren Pen

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