We Do Things A Little Differently: A Touch Of Empathy & Magic

In a year full of we all still found community in transformational opportunities together. It’s mind-boggling; 2020 was both the longest yet shortest year I have experienced in my life.  In three-quarters of a year, we all experienced, without filter, a raw shift in society.  In December 2019, I knew 2020 would be a vision […]

Ripples of Hope Fundraising Campaign going on now!

No Matter What We Are Here for Our Youth Shilo, PCJC staffer, making deliveries for youth participants. TBB needs your support! In the weeks to come, we are going to show you lots of ways you can help build the ripples of hope into waves! During the last days of March, when all of us […]

Mentor Spotlight: Meet Enrique

In Covid-times TBB Mentors and Youth Can Still Come Together Enrique, Isaiah, and Levi on Zoom A youth from one of our weekly programs interviewed TBB Mentor Enrique on Thursday, August 20, 2020. This was their first meeting, but they plan to get together again soon.  For confidentiality purposes, we will call our young friend […]

A Letter from the Founder

Black Lives Matter

Dear Friends of Tacoma Boat Builders, We are a community dedicated to helping young people find their way through a program based on restorative justice, but what we see every day is that young people of color are over-represented in the legal system.  This is simply because young people of color are disproportionately swept up […]