Last Year at the BLC


Jaquette Easterlin has served as Trinity’s Learning Center Coordinator for seven years now. We are grateful for her leadership as we start a new year of programming this fall. The Trinity Learning Center offers academic support and enrichment activities to middle school students from Bryant Montessori and Jason Lee. Read on to learn some of what the Learning Center has done in the last year.


2017-2018 featured another amazing year at the Learning Center. We served a total of 194 students this school, alongside 15 volunteers, including 4 returned from the previous year. We added several new partnerships with Alchemy Skateboarding, Weikart Center, YPQI SEL, Tacoma Rescue Mission, and SnapEd.

When students were surveyed they highlighted how personable and supportive our staff was, and their appreciation for a safe/physical space to do homework! Our staff strives to provide all students with opportunities to grow emotionally and academically. We strongly believe in allowing students to have choice and voice in program. We do this by asking for input on current and potential activities. Several of our current enrichment activities came for a passion of a youth. For example, cooking, poetry, robotics, dance, and leadership.

This has truly been one of best years. I want to give a special shout out to Trinity’s Learning Center staff, Daniel Akamine and Laura Johnson, and to the Peace Community Center Staff we partner closely with; Maya, Tarik, Nichole, Que'Veon, and Ben. Thank you all for a wonderful year!