7 Reasons to Book with BCLS
With big luminous windows throughout the building, we get the sight of fluttering hummingbirds all spring and summer. The moments are fleeting but frequent, and it’s a good exercise to get your eyes off the computer and out into the distance.
2) Natural and sustainable setting, beautiful park and building
Silver LEED-Certified and situated in a park, our building is surrounded by big Madrona trees, Evergreens, rain gardens, and 40 acres of King County’s Dick Thurnau Memorial Park. Jaunt down the path and find yourself at Hicklin Lake where you can take in a natural pond habitat. Also within park boundaries you will find a bike training course, a playground, and an extensive disc golf course.
3) Free parking
With 50 free parking spots in our lot, ample free street parking, and an additional large lot down the hill in the park, you can’t beat our reliable parking standards. We are also less than 15 minutes from Seatac Airport and about 20 minutes from Downtown Seattle, so escape the hustle and bustle of the city to find tranquility at BCLS!
4) Giving back to community – it’s all about the kids!
BCLS is an earned revenue arm of Technology Access Foundation. All rentals support our education programs such as TAF Academy which is a 6th – 12th grade STEM-focused public school in Federal Way, our transformation work at Boze Elementary in Tacoma, our STEMbyTAF Teacher Institute, and our Martinez Fellowship program.
5) Building provides networking opportunities
We love our nonprofit tenants: White Center Community Development Association, FEEST Seattle, Equity in Education, and Southwest Youth and Family Services’ GED program. With so many different community-based organizations in the building, you never know who you might run into! We all bring people together through a common thread of improving our local and statewide communities.
6) Staff is amazing!
Our goal is to provide the best quality customer service. We treat our guests like family and welcome you wholeheartedly into our home! The only thing that we want to hurt are your cheeks from smiling so much.
7) Women of color-owned building and organization
Technology Access Foundation is owned and operated by strong, impressive women of color. Trish Millines-Dziko has been at the helm of TAF since day one with Sherry Williams right along side her shortly thereafter. Not only are they TAF powerhouses, they are also huge advocates for our broader community. Trish is a commissioner for the WA State Charter School Commission, and Sherry is on Solid Ground’s Board of Directors. They have been advocating for people of color, children, and underrepresented populations their entire lives. You can feel fantastic about contributing to the work we are doing because our track record demonstrates our impact.