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City of Tacoma Safe Youth Campaign

September 21st, 2022|Comments Off on City of Tacoma Safe Youth Campaign

Violent crime in Tacoma has nearly doubled in the last 12 months. Now, more than ever before, youth in our community need safe spaces to live and thrive. Over the summer, Mayor Victoria Woodards, Council Member Kiara Daniels, and Council Member Sarah Rumbaugh, in collaboration with the Foundation for [...]

Play to Learn Volunteer Spotlight: Gloria Hunt

September 21st, 2022|Comments Off on Play to Learn Volunteer Spotlight: Gloria Hunt

Once a week Gloria Hunt wears tambourine bracelets, sings thematic songs, collects toys in a whale patterned fabric basket, and stamps goodbye hearts onto growing hands. For the last six years, Gloria has been volunteering at Play to Learn Pierce County at Puyallup Public Library.  “When kids come through [...]

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2022 Back to School Festival Features Live Performances and Free Backpacks for Students

August 12th, 2022|Comments Off on 2022 Back to School Festival Features Live Performances and Free Backpacks for Students

The Greentrike Back to School Festival returns on August 31 for its second year in downtown Tacoma, centrally located in Tollefson Plaza. The Festival is Pierce County’s most playful event celebrating the return to school for students in grades pre-K to 12. The Festival takes place from 11 a.m. [...]

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Water Refresh Adds More Play

July 28th, 2022|Comments Off on Water Refresh Adds More Play

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma is renewing Water to add more play to the family-favorite playscape. Greentrike, the nonprofit organization that powers the Museum, is partnering with Pacific Studio to revitalize Water with new materials and structures, including an Archimedes Screw and a Vortex with a clear 360-degree view. [...]

Pierce County Students Call For Safe Spaces and Organizational Support

July 21st, 2022|Comments Off on Pierce County Students Call For Safe Spaces and Organizational Support

In response to the recent tragedy in Hilltop, Seeds of Peace (SOP) hosted a Healing Circle at the Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center to provide young people a space to process the loss of a child through violence, discuss safe spaces, and come up with solutions on how to [...]

We The Youth: Pierce County Students Talk Race Equity and Gun Violence

June 29th, 2022|Comments Off on We The Youth: Pierce County Students Talk Race Equity and Gun Violence

While Seeds of Peace has been convening students for years, this town hall held a certain promise: that their voices would be heard by local adults who have the power to help them make tangible change. Pierce County youth gathered earlier this month to talk about safety and race [...]

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Shawn Ginwright, PhD Headlines at the 2022 Promise of Play Symposium

March 23rd, 2022|Comments Off on Shawn Ginwright, PhD Headlines at the 2022 Promise of Play Symposium

Greentrike is excited to announce that educator, innovator, and activist Shawn Ginwright, PhD, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Promise of Play Symposium on May 12, 2022. The Symposium will be held in person this year at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College. The [...]

Mask Policy Updates (March 12, 2022)

March 11th, 2022|Comments Off on Mask Policy Updates (March 12, 2022)

Greentrike Masking Policy for Museums and Programs (Updated Monday 03.14.2022 with new mask guidelines for JBLM) The Washington State Department of Health announced updated indoor masking guidelines starting Saturday, March 12. Greentrike is adjusting its masking policies to reflect the new state guidelines. Effective March 12, 2022, Greentrike will [...]

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Play is On Base: How This Washington State Museum is Following Through on Its Commitment to Military Families

January 28th, 2022|Comments Off on Play is On Base: How This Washington State Museum is Following Through on Its Commitment to Military Families

“Working directly with military families has been incredibly humbling and informative. It has also been wonderful to collaborate with experts in areas of military families’ unique needs.” — Kimberly McKenney, Planning and Evaluation Director at Greentrike Opening a museum after years of planning and development is exciting on its own, [...]

Expanded Learning Opportunities in Session for Spring Semester

January 20th, 2022|Comments Off on Expanded Learning Opportunities in Session for Spring Semester

Greentrike OSTI kicked off spring Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) programming on January 10, 2022. The spring semester marks the second semester for ELO programming at Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) and the start of ELO programming for University Place School District (UPSD). Over 35 ELO providers are hosting sessions at [...]

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