Imagine Eastside  -  Coming This Fall
Aug 16, 2018
Shalisa Hayes
Imagine Eastside - Coming This Fall

A mother's greif is bringing good things to the Eastside of Tacoma. Shalisa Hayes is the founder of the Billy Ray Foundation, an organization in Tacoma whose mission is to reduce violence and teach young people to be civically engaged while connecting them to educational and employment opportunities. After suffering the loss of her teenage son to gun violence, Shalisa also founded the Mothers of Magnitude (M.O.M.) support network which works to connect mothers of deceased children. Her story has also inspired the building of the new Eastside Community Center, that will be opening in October. Her mantra: “When he died, he gave me purpose”