Hi, I’m Alyssa Urish, Elementary Program Director based out of McCarver Elementary School. I spend my days building out and strengthening our extended learning program, which supports 80 second through fifth graders to develop character strengths and academic skills and mindsets. I do this by leading a diverse staff of Service Team members, community partners, volunteers and Family Council members to walk alongside our students and families towards their success. When I’m working at Peace Community Center you can find me in the basement with our Middle School Director, Keith, or in the kitchen making some hot tea. For the 2015-2016 School Year, you’ll also find me at McKinley Elementary on Tacoma’s Eastside, where McCarver will be housed while our building is undergoing an exciting renovation! When I’m not at Peace or McCarver, you can find me doing projects around my home or exploring both the culture and outdoors scenes of the Pacific Northwest. I can talk all day about power, privilege and knowing (and sharing) one’s own story as a mean’s to build greater connectedness. You can ask me about anything on your mind, especially as it relates to elementary education, extended day learning programs, evaluation, etc.! My email is alyssa@peacecommunitycenter.