Safe Streets strives to create a community that cares and contributes to youth success.
We founded the Stewart Communities that Care Coalition in 2010 in a partnership with Stewart Middle School and the Stewart community. Together, we prevent unhealthy student behaviors including violence, substance use, school dropout and delinquency.
The nationwide Communities that Care prevention system began in the 1990s, designed to empower communities to address youth health and behavior problems. Its system is grounded in research and support from the University of Washington Social Development Research Group (SRDG).
Safe Streets has worked closely with SRDG researchers since 1989, which made the development of Stewart CTC a perfect fit for our organization and the Tacoma Community.
Stewart, too, was a logical fit—according to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, more than 70 percent of students received free or reduced-price meals in the 2008-2009 school year, and the percentage of students meeting standard in WASL subjects was almost 20 percent below the state average.
In the 2013-2014 school year, the OSPI reported more than 80 percent of students at Stewart received free or reduced-price meals and test scores remain lower than the district and state averages, demonstrating the need for continued community support for Stewart students.
Membership is free and open to anyone who shares interest in the academic, economic and social success of Stewart Middle School students and the community.
The Stewart CTC Coalition meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Call us at 253.272.6824 to learn more.
Current CTC Coalition members include:
- Tacoma School District
- Stewart Middle School
- Safe Streets Campaign
- Stewart Parent/Teacher Association (PTA)
- Bold Solutions
- Tacoma Police Department
- Olive Crest
- Blue Light Coalition
- The Spoken Word (Faith Community)
- Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective
- Tacoma School Board
- Pacific Avenue Business District
- Moore Branch Library
- Pac-Yak Block Group
- Brown and Brown Insurance
- Williams Kastner Law Firm