TCC Students Experience “Spring Break of Service”

TCC Students Experience “Spring Break of Service”

Fourteen TCC students spent their first three days of Spring Break exploring the network of organizations that grow community in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) created “Alternative Spring Break Program 2016 Serve and Learn: Exploring the Past and Present of Community Organizing in The Hilltop” to help students develop leadership skills – and learn how to use those skills in the interest of building an equitable campus culture and community. Community partner organizations included: Peace Community Center The Conversation Tacoma Fabitat Hilltop Urban Gardens write@253 “This pilot Alternative Spring Break program aims to deepen students’ understanding of the importance of civic engagement and spark a passion for serving one’s community,” said OSE Director Sonja Morgan. For three days and two nights, students brought a “give it all you’ve got” attitude to service learning. They learned about food sovereignty while planting seeds for Hilltop Urban Gardens. They completed a Fishbowl Activity on race and social justice with “The Conversation Tacoma.” At Fabitat, they learned about “The Five Elements of Hip Hop and Youth Organizing.” Before heading out to volunteer, students completed related short reading assignments and heard from leaders of community organizations. “Not only was it a hands-on experience, but we were able to engage prior to being hands-on by the curriculum component of the trip, such as the presentation Dean Jackson gave us on food sovereignty or the history we learned about graffiti from Kenji Stoll, artist at Fab-5 (a creative lab for youth in Tacoma),” said student Gloria Muhammad. After a day of volunteer experiences, they reflected on their learning in after-dinner sessions that...
2015 Diversity Film Festival

2015 Diversity Film Festival

The Diversity Film Festival is created by TCC and is intended to promote and advance the concept of diversity. All the films are screened at Tacoma’s only non-profit movie theater, The Grand Cinema. You can read descriptions of the films and get ticket info on the TCC website. These are the films being screened during the film festival. Dancing in Jaffa (Opening Gala) Sunday, Apr. 12, 2pm Selma Thursday, Apr. 16, 2pm and 6:30pm Little Tin Man Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2pm and 6:30pm Alive Inside Thursday, Apr. 23, 2pm and 6:30pm Captain Abu Raed Sunday, Apr. 26, 2pm Short Films: Born Sweet, Facing Fear, Being Evel, Aquadettes Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2pm and...
TCC Health Fair

TCC Health Fair

What: Health Fair When: Feb. 17, 10:30am – 12:30pm Where: TCC campus, Bldg. 13, Atrium, Room 120, Room 122 This Health Fair is for the TCC community to increase their health awareness and to motivate people to make positive and healthy behavior changes. At the fair, TCC students, faculty, and staff will be available to discuss health topics ranging from Eating Healthy on a Student Budget to CPR. With over 30 topics covered, there is sure to be something to help make everybody just a little bit healthier. So walk on over to Building 13 and learn something new....
TCC Celebrates Veterans with Veterans Recognition Week

TCC Celebrates Veterans with Veterans Recognition Week

November 11th marks Veterans Day. At TCC we don’t observe just one day. We celebrate veterans with an entire week, from the 10th to the 14th. With Joint Base Lewis-McChord only 10 miles away, a significant student population is either a veteran or family of a veteran. “We have 731 students who are veterans,” says Frank McDougald, TCC’s Veteran Program Specialist. “In my opinion, responsiveness, flexibility and institutional commitment to service members and veterans are critical for retaining veteran students and insuring that veteran students achieve their academic goals.” Recently, TCC was named to the list of 2015 Military Friendly schools. As part of Veterans Recognition Week our campus community is able to participate in an activity each day.   Monday, 11/10 Flag Raising 8am, Building 3   Veterans Resource Fair 10-11am, Building 11   Wednesday Workshop: Be In The Know: Veterans Benefits and Purpose 12:30-1:30pm, Building 7 room 223   Thursday Workshop: Financial Management 12:30-1:30pm, Building 7 room 223   Friday 50 Years of Music Dance 6-9pm, Building 11   Join us in honoring veterans here at TCC. Thank you to those who have...