Tacoma Public Schools
Grades PK - 12
When afterschool program Ballet Folklorico teaches kids traditional Mexican dance, they build not only social and emotional skills, but also community.
When teachers bring parents in to see what their children are learning, they strengthen the home-school connection and help the adults build skills, too.
In Tacoma, a community-wide effort to better serve children is underway, and the first step is common language and shared best practices among the adults.