Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve: The Tacoma Program
Evergreen State College Tacoma Program is
committed to providing junior- and senior-level
students with a community responsive
interdisciplinary liberal arts education.
In 1982, Evergreen-Tacoma was formally
established on the corner of Martin Luther King Way and 12th
Street under the leadership of Dr. Maxine Mimms. Evergreen’s
Tacoma Program goal is to to improve access to higher education
for working adults, with an emphasis on learning not just for
one’s own benefit, but for the benefit of others. The program
moved to its current location at 1210 6th Avenue in 2000. This
modern, well-equipped learning facility is a bright spot in the
The program offers an interdisciplinary upper
division college education with strong ties to real-world issues
and applied learning. The student body still represents the
inner-city character of the Hilltop neighborhood, but also
boasts a broad range of diversity in ethnicity, economic
circumstances and age. The common bond continues to be an
emphasis on personal advancement and community service.
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