A community center located in the Tierra Vida community.
The Collegium Cafe’s purpose is to function as a “third place” where strangers visit for many different reasons, whether for a meal, a visit with friends over coffee, fries and soda or a special event. Here people can casually meet, get to know each other over time, while developing safe social networks and a deeper sense of community within a Cafe setting, where people feel like they are at home.
We Operate With Two Main Programs.
Our Evening Program is intended to benefit everyone with an open mind and wishes to spend time meaningfully in a safe, informal social setting between 3-8pm weekdays.
Work Readiness Program
One of our Work Readiness Program main goals is to provide job opportunities in food service and hospitality, while of course serving up freshly prepared foods and drinks.
We offer several different products and services to people in the Tri-Cities area.
Food & Drinks
Check out our diverse menu of food and drinks. Stop by or take a look online to see availability and prices.
For your business meeting, a birthday party, baby shower, or any other event.
Community Stories and News.
04/19/2019 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA Antonio has been working with the Center for Sharing for many years. It is therefore not a surprise that he knows many people living in the Tierra Vida community. He has had some special memories in the past. One such unforgettable memory was something that he had experienced a few years…Read More
04/12/2019 By Abraham Regunta I remember having just moved into the Tierra Vida community two years ago when I happened to meet Estefany Alvarez. She was around 13 years old at the time. She was full of life and had a smile that instinctively seemed to revive your energies. I very fondly recall my first…Read More
04/05/2019 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA It was a nice evening at the Collegium Café. I was playing the game of Carroms with a few kids, and shortly after I saw a man looking through the windows. One of the kids who recognized this person started to behave very strangely. He appeared to be hiding himself and…Read More
03/29/2019 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA In recent days Caesar Mendoza, a 10-year-old boy from the Tierra Vida community has made a lot of noise around the Tri-Cities with his amazing Chess skills. He is a product of the evening program here at the Center for Sharing where he first started playing chess in 2017. Today his…Read More
03/22/2019 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA It was a regular working day. I was in my office grappling with a possible idea for my blog. As I was deep in thought Cheryl Broetje came to me and pointed out a little girl at the Café counter and asked me if I knew her. I told her that…Read More
3/15/2018 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA Though I have been working with children for thirteen years, it always seems to be a huge challenge working with children who display some behavioral concerns. However, the more I work and spend time with them the more I am convinced that disciplining a child is a better approach than resorting…Read More
03/08/2019 By Abraham Regunta Oscar Del Cid is 12 years old studying in Grade 7. He has been a regular at the evening program for more than six months. He is by nature very calm, shy, a boy of very few words and someone conducts himself in a dignified manner. I taught him chess almost…Read More
02/25/2019 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA The IPAL online tutoring program is an initiative of the Pasco School District. It is intended to expand and reach out to students living within the district boundaries to take advantage of flexible learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of students and families. It gives the student an alternative to…Read More
2/18/2019 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA We are all born with unique gifts that God has so generously bestowed on us. It is quite mystifying that it can take years for some of us to realize and fulfill those gifts while for others is can happen over-night! It is not without a valid reason that I am…Read More
1/31/2019 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA There were many instances in my life when I have seen people making small contributions towards a noble cause. I wondered how these small contributions could really make much of a dent compared to the need. I failed to look at the bigger picture. Gradually I started to realize that the…Read More