Campaign Highlights

Back in 2017, I was talking with a fellow Trinity member about how truly amazing it was to receive a $1M anonymous gift for our Capital Campaign. A week before, we learned that the cost of the project had increased from $3.1M to $4.7M. It was overwhelming.

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Matt Robbins-Ghormley
Bobcat Learning Center Launch 2019

On October 16, 2019, the Bobcat Learning Center officially launches for the 2019-2020 year! Already, Daniel Akamine, our new Learning Center Program Coordinator, has been hard at work preparing for the year. Daniel was hired for the role in 2019, but has already spent three years working alongside the youth at Jason Lee, both as an AmeriCorps member and as program staff.

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Matt Robbins-Ghormley
Play to Learn at the BNC!

In 2017, Trinity asked our neighbors, “What does the Bryant Neighborhood need?” Most frequently, the answer was: “free activities for youth and families, and a physical space to hold them.”

Already, months away from opening, we have begun to create partnerships to do just that! When the Bryant Neighborhood Center opens, we will be the 26th site for Play to Learn, with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma!

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Matt Robbins-Ghormley
My Case for the BNC: Selfish Greed

I like to think that my motivations are pure.

My right brain, for instance, tells me that I am most motivated by things that give me a sense of purpose.  Donating to and volunteering at the BNC have certainly done that for me.  Each of the programs is aspirational at its core.  I feel like I am part of something bigger than myself.

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Matt Robbins-Ghormley
Camp Trinity 2019

Every summer, a team of Trinity Outreach Staff and some incredible youth volunteers facilitate Camp Trinity, a two week extravaganza bringing together K-5th grade campers from the church, neighborhood, and nearby schools.

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Matt Robbins-Ghormley
The Shaw Brothers: Trinity Architects

When Trinity Presbyterian Church was last rebuilt, we saw the community come together in support of the work

“…the neighborhood wanted a community center…a big one… to be open every night of the week. Local merchants chipped in to get a basketball court, meeting rooms, a couple of movie projectors and a stage.”

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Matt Robbins-Ghormley
Construction Update

Six weeks ago, we packed up the last box, carried out the last bookshelf and stowed the last basketball for the start of construction. Since then, we’ve seen multiple dumpsters arrive, fill up, and leave as the team from Mountain Construction has been hard at work in our space. What has been done so far? Read on to find out!

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Matt Robbins-Ghormley
My Case for the BNC: Community Partnerships

Most of my career has been working or volunteering with community partnerships.  I love a good community partnership because of all it stands for:  community (relationships, grassroots, real people) and partnership (coming together, working together in service to others).    A new community partnership is taking shape through the upcoming Bryant Neighborhood Center-- a mix of current and new-to-the-neighborhood programs all in one space to serve the neighbors, visitors and friends of the Bryant Neighborhood.  It is all that a community partnership should stand for—connecting and serving, one relationship at a time.

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Matt Robbins-Ghormley
Groundbreaking Celebration

Standing on the side lawn under a cheerful sun, over 125 people joined with Trinity Presbyterian Church on Thursday, June 6th, celebrating the groundbreaking for the Bryant Neighborhood Center, officially opening in 2020.

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Matt Robbins-Ghormley