Pizza Klatch is serving on average, 440 LGBTQ+ students and their allies weekly across twenty-eight (28) support groups in all fourteen (14) public high schools and one (1) middle school in Thurston County. All youth are welcome, including allies, the only key to participation is to be respectful and validating of the unique experiences and […]
Pizza Klatch is on the Move! The past year has brought tremendous growth and challenges. Just last year we moved into a new space, grew our team to over thirty volunteers and five staff, and celebrated our first school year partnering with a record number of schools hosting Pizza Klatch support groups for LGBTQ+ youth. […]
Huge thanks to North Thurston Public Schools for a recent piece highlighting our work within their district! “…Through Pizza Klatch, students have a place to feel welcome and accepted. They can express themselves and talk about whatever is going on in their lives with other kids in person — an exception in today’s fast-paced, online […]
Thank you Zonta Club of Olympia for awarding Pizza Klatch with a generous grant fund for 2019!
Pizza Klatch was recently selected to appear on Q13 News for a special new series entitled “Changemakers.” “Changemakers,” intends to highlight local folx that are making our community better and we are extremely honored to be a part of it. Huge thanks to Matt Lorch and the team at Q13 for highlighting our organization and […]
Recently our Executive Director, Rosalinda Noriega and Program Manager, Brett Rader were invited to speak about the history and mission of Pizza Klatch on iHeart Radio. You can listen to the interview here!
PK Executive Director, Rosalinda Noriega, sat down with Emma Margraf and Jim Cooper of the local OlyTalks podcast in November of 2018 to talk about Pizza Klatch and supporting LGBTQ+ youth in general. You can listen to the full interview here.
This Sunday (March 17th) Pizza Klatch has partnered with local venue Le Voyeur as well as some really great bands for a night of music and community support! A percentage of the evening’s proceeds will go towards Pizza Klatch so you can enjoy some great music AND support the LGBTQ+ youth of Thurston County! Huge […]
This past Thursday, PK received a very special visit to the office by a group of students from Vanderbuilt University out of Nashville, Tennessee. The students were spending their spring break traveling to different LGBTQ+ focused organizations here on the west coast and volunteering their time any way they can. During their visit with us, […]
RAIN (Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network) has released their first newsletter of 2019 and included coverage of PK’s 2019 Gayla event! The RAIN business resource group exists to help Washington State create safe and inclusive workplaces where every LGBTQ+ employee can bring their full authentic self to work, enabling them to do their best work […]