The Tacoma Justice program seeks to help students develop a more holistic faith through an experiential understanding of Jesus, his words, and his mission in the world. Participants will work in teams as interns for local organizations, live in community, learn at weekly gatherings, and visit places of peace and transformational work along the way. Through living and being together, we will encounter Christ in new ways and have every part of our live challenged and put up to the model and way of Jesus.
Site Partners Each participant will partner with one of our internship opportunities in the city and covering a range of relevant and pressing topics.
Our current site partners are:
Tacoma Rescue Mission: Students will work with families and children who are transition out of houseless and walking with them as they seek to reestablish self sufficient livelihoods. They will help in the shelter as well as run childrens and teens programs.
The Nativity House: A catholic community services center providing day and night shelter for the most vulnerable. Students will build relationships with guests, help with the day to day running of the shelter and learn about the social services that Nativity provides as a major HUB in the city.
Guadalupe House (Tacoma Catholic Worker): The Guadalupe House and G Street neighborhood are a HUB for the most vulnerable in the city. They provide transitional housing and resources for those coming out of houselessness or the immigration detention center. Students will get to know the neighborhood, work in the gardens and property, and participate in weekly gatherings that center Christ, the poor and the marginalized.
L'Arche Tahoma Hope Farms:The folks at L’Arche Tahoma Hope are people, with and without developmental disabilities, sharing life in communities belonging. Students will work on the farm with core members and experience the kingdom through being in relationship with folks with and without developmental disabilities.
Hilltop Urban Gardens: A QTPOC centering food sovereignty and anti-discplacement organization in the heart of the Hilltop. Students will garden and harvest food for community members, participate in making medicines in partnership with local indigenous organizations and build relationship with Hilltop community members.