Education & Employment

FPS Early Learning Center
The Dr. Frank Hewins Early Learning Center houses all Franklin Pierce preschool programs. Head Start, ECEAP, Developmental Preschool, and Title 1 preschools are housed under one roof. 
Please call: 253-298-4675   


MDC Educational Opportunity Center 
Metropolitan Development Council’s (MDC) employment services:  

  • Assist individuals in overcoming employment obstacles 
  • Offer career development, training, and coaching 
  • Provide specialized training for employment with large local corporations. 

Offers a variety of opportunities to support individuals in achieving their career goals. 
Please call: 253-383-3921 
721 S. Fawcett Ave. Room 203 , Tacoma, WA 98402 


Goodwill Job Training & Career Pathways 

  • Tailored programs to meet community needs. 
  • Goal is to equip individuals for employment and career paths. 

Free job training and education, start your journey today! 
Please call Career Hub message line: 253.573.6508 
714 S 27th St, Tacoma, WA 98409 


Pierce College ESL Classes 
Pierce College offers day and evening English as a Second Language classes. 
Pierce College ofrece clases de Inglés por las mañanas y por las tardes para aprender a leer, hablar, escribir y comprender el idioma, lo cual te ayuda y prepara para el mercado de trabajo. Aceptamos estudiantes de cualquier pais! 


Pierce College General Education and Basic Skills 
Debbie Murphy - Fort Steilacoom 
253-964-6583 or 

Christy Crandall - Puyallup 
253-840-8463 or 

Ann Hayes-Garcia - District Program Coordinator 
253-912-3657 or 


Pierce County Library Tutoring 
Tools for Elementary/Middle-School/High-School Students 
Pierce County Library has online tools you can use for: 

  • Research 
  • Homework help 
  • Tutorials  
  • Reading suggestions  
  • FAFSA guidance  

All you need to access any of these tools is a free library card
Find and contact your local library

Resources for Educational Advancement, Careers, and Housing  

The REACH Center: 

  • Promotes resource effectiveness 
  • Enhances collaboration with youth and community partners 
  • Advocates for systemic change in young adult economic participation 
  • Aims to unify voices for a better future for young adults. 

Please call: 253-383-3951 
714 S 27th St, Tacoma, WA 98409 


Tacoma Community House 
Tacoma Community House is a community-based service for immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents in South Sound that focuses on personal growth and self-sufficiency. 

Aims is to help individuals: 

  • Acquire skills to overcome poverty 
  • Adapt to a new culture 
  • Achieve personal and professional success. 

Please call: 253-383-3951 
1314 S L St., Tacoma, WA 98405 


WorkSource partnership in Washington: 

  • Involves state, local, and nonprofit organizations 
  • Provides employment and training services. 
  • Services available online at 
  • Offered in person at 25+ locations in Pierce County. 

For personalized job assistance, contact a nearby WorkSource office: Pierce County WorkSource