Every Adult Can Build Youth Resilience and Help Students Thrive


Foundation: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, the Tacoma Whole Child Partnership, and Tacoma Public Schools address how school employees who work in a capacity often referred to as support staff can also play an important role in helping students learn and grow.

Fahren Johnson, GTCF Whole Child Senior Program Officer, said that "whether it's a bus driver, front office staff, kitchen staff, or recess supervisor, the way they show up and interact with kids can set a tone that creates that sense of belonging, safety, and confidence that our students need to thrive."

Johnson adds that the goal with the Whole Child Partnership is to "create a seamless current at each school, where every adult on campus is connected and working together to support our kids throughout the day in and out of the classroom."

With supportive adults, these "relationships buffer children from developmental disruption and help them develop resilience or the set of skills needed to respond to adversity and thrive." Read the Entire Article


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Philanthropic Follies

The Wall Street Journal profiles the new book \"The Good Rich and What They Cost Us.\" According to the reviewer, the book, which covers over two centuries of American philanthropy, posits that...more

Financial Aid Information Session Hosted by Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

The Wall Street Journal profiles the new book \"The Good Rich and What They Cost Us.\" According to the reviewer, the book, which covers over two centuries of American philanthropy, posits that...more

As Asian-American Population Grows So Does Philanthropy in the Communities
Foundation: American India Foundation, Korean American Community Foundation

The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights a New York Times article focusing on the growth of Asian American philanthropy. Asian-Americans who have built fortunes in finance and technology are...more

Mary Kay Foundation Awards Grants

Waypoint Madge Phillips Center Shelter has recently received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation in observation of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. According to Anne...more

Paulding Education Foundation Awards $7,500

Paulding Education Foundation has recently awarded $7,500 to Paulding schools as a result of the foundation\'s School Grant Program. Recipients include South Paulding High School, Austin Middle...more

Make-A-Wish Foundation Crapo Park Walk Fundraiser

The Make-A-Wish Foundation will be holding its big fall fundraiser, a walk around Crapo Park in Burlington to help grant wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses, raising on average $8,600...more




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