Each year, Project Child Success identifies and celebrates people in Pierce County who have made a significant impact in the lives of children and families. These are not just experts or professionals, but people from all walks of life who have made a difference for children and families from our community.
Each champion is nominated by community members and voted on by the Community Awareness Team. Project Child Success partners surprise these individuals in a public arena and give them a plaque celebrating them as a Champion for Children! As each award winner is surprised, it is fun to see their faces light up! Join us in congratulating the following individuals.
A leader and integral part of the Children Services Network, Pierce County’s first early learning coalition, awarded at the 2017 Champion for Children Celebration
Lil Reader volunteer, awarded at Lil Reader Celebration.
Grocery Outlet at 56th St.
Brian Mack- Grocery Outlet store owner, awarded at Customer Block Party celebration
Director at Grandview Early Learning Center, awarded at staff meeting.
Dr. Sherwin Shinn
Dental Director at Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children, awarded at Lindquist all staff meeting. Learn more about his story here.
The 2016 Champion Recognition event celebrated all past Champions for Children, learn more here.
Holly Bamford Hunt
Director of the Bamford Foundation, awarded at 2016 Champion Recognition Event
Washington State Senator, awarded at 2016 Champion Recognition Event
Raindrops & Rainbows manager, awarded at Blue Star Families event
Watch Lolita’s Early Learning Champion KBTC video here
Spanaway Lutheran Preschool director and teacher, awarded at Spanaway Lutheran Church
Brianna Rommel Howell
Bethel High School student, awarded at Bethel School Board meeting
Community Activist, awarded at Project Child Success Partnership Meeting
Watch Helen’s Early Learning Champion KBTC video here
Former Executive Director of the Pierce County Library System, awarded at Tacoma Rotary 8 meeting
Watch Neel’s Early Learning Champion KBTC video here
Bethel School District School Board Member, awarded at School Board Meeting
Watch Brenda’s Early Learning Champion KBTC here
Superintendent of Franklin Pierce School District, awarded at the School Board Meeting
Watch Frank’s Early Learning Champion KBTC video here
Family Support Worker, awarded at Family Support Worker Meeting
2014 Early Learning Champions included:
- Rick Allen, Past President of United Way of Pierce County
- Lisa Block, Harbor Kids Teeth & Dr. Mark Kadoshima, Light Touch Dental
- Jo Cruz, Child Care Provider
- Propel Insurance
- Dr. Mary Ann Woodruff, Pediatrics Northwest