Mayor Marilyn Strickland led the City of Tacoma in launching Summer Jobs 253 in 2013. During its fourth year (2016), 172 students participated. Students earn high school credit through Tacoma Public Schools and some are eligible for college credit through a partnership with Tacoma Community College.
Summers are a great time to learn about different career paths.
Here’s what you can expect from as a Summer Jobs 253 participant: