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7th Annual Hilltop Healthy Kids & Family Carnival

You’re invited to the 7th Annual Hilltop Healthy Kids & Family Carnival! 


  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • National Heart Health Month
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
  • Black History Month


  • DJ Supa Sam, Kube 93 FM
  • Free T-Shirts
  • Free Food
  • Fun Games, Toys & Prizes
  • Bicycles & Gift Cards Raffle
  • Free Dental Cleaning for Adults & Children
  • Free Blood Pressure Screening for Adults & Children
  • Free Haircuts
  • Live Music + Lots of fun! 


Literacy on the Hilltop

Learn more about family literacy resources, opportunities for after school learning, free library programs and resources, and news from the Hilltop Library Planning Committee at this free community fair. Additionally, there will be face-painting, crafts activities, snacks, a young poetry workshop, storytelling and animation / digital design demonstrations.

Keynote speaker for the free event is Dr. Gloria Burgess who explores the rich, beautiful heritage of spirituals and poetry from the African-American tradition in I’ll Fly Away: A Sojourn through Poetry and Spirituals. Her program is presented by Tacoma Public Library in partnership withHumanities Washington Speakers Bureau.

Literacy on the Hilltop is sponsored by the Hilltop Library Planning Committee, Communities in Schools, Child Care Resources, Tacoma Public Schools and Tacoma Public Library.


Village Keepers Tacoma – Free Friday Meals

Village Keepers Tacoma is serving free meals to youth, young adults and their families at the Peoples Community Center in Tacoma. The Community Dinner is every Friday from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Additional Lunch Service Dates & Times:

  • March 21st 12-2pm
  • April 4th 12-2pm
  • April 5th 12-2pm
  • April 6th 12-2pm
  • April 7th 12-2pm
  • April 8th 12-2pm

Interested in giving a hand? Reach out to us via email village_keepers@yahoo.com phone 253-693-8165 or on Twitter @villagefirst1


The Countenance Of Hope: Towards An Interdisciplinary And Cross-Cultural Understanding Of Resilience

February 25-26, 2016 in PLU’s Anderson University Center

The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.

– Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela



“Resilience”, derived the from Latin resilire, meaning to rebound or recoil, was first used in the early seventeenth century to describe the ability of materials such as wood, iron and bronze to withstand severe loads without breaking. Used now in a wide range of fields including epidemiology, psychology, business, biology and ecological science, public policy, post-disaster recovery and community development, the term has evolved into a concept that describes the capacity to withstand and overcome the stress and devastation related to traumatic events such as violent conflict, forced migration, major epidemics, natural disasters and climate change.

Event is free but registration is required at http://www.plu.edu/wang-center-symposium/registration/.

Wang Center Symposium

Connecting 4 Students


Associated Ministries is partnering with Graduate Tacoma, Communities in Schools and others, to offer a free networking event “Connecting 4 Students.” This is an event to bring together people interested in improving academic outcomes for Pre K-12 Tacoma Public School students. We would be pleased to have members of the local faith communities attend and connect with others who care about the students in our communities as well as the community at-large.

Enjoy complimentary appetizers as you make connections with like-minded people over short burst of time. Inform others about your work and the type of support your organization needs, learn about other projects or to just let people know you are available to lend a helping hand. Whether you are a community volunteer, non-profit, business, public agency or faith-based organization that supports students; a principal, teacher or school administrator; or you are just thinking about how you can help, this is an opportunity to share your interests with others in a positive, comfortable and fun setting. 


  • Literacy & Language Arts
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math (STEAM)
  • Early Learning
  • After school and summer programs
  • CTE/ Internships/ business/ career
  • College/ post-secondary
  • Social emotional well-being
  • Race/ Culture
  • Basic needs, health and mental health
  • Homelessness
  • Family Support
  • And More!   

RSVP on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Connecting-4-Students-1522210951406922/)
Or through EventBrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connecting-4-students-tickets-20486817623)

Please feel free to share this information with those you feel would like to network with others who are interested in uniting to help build stronger kids in our community.

Connecting 4 Students Invitation

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