By Uma Rao, Rainier Valley Corps Capacity Building Coach Watching Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to our Supreme Court sent me spiraling to very angry places. Did this happen to you, too? Everyone I spoke to about this was angry. Many felt betrayed and doubted if we are even a Democracy anymore. Many wondered where due process […]
By Noelle Evangelista, RVC Development & Communications Associate Are you a nonprofit spending too much time doing administrative work and not enough time on program work? You are not the only one! A few years ago, one of our community partner organizations, Families of Color Seattle (FOCS) came to us for guidance and help. From […]
Life after high school is hard. There’s a rhetoric out there, especially within immigrant families, that pursuing higher education is the only route to success. This is a narrative is one many of us have internalized, and it’s also one that is a hard pill to swallow.
The Raw Watering of the Nonprofit Sector By Florence Sum, RVC Fellow, Rainier Valley Corps Raw water is natural water found in the environment that has not been treated and does not have any of its minerals, ions, particles, bacteria, or parasites removed. Raw water includes rainwater, groundwater, water from infiltration wells, water from streams […]
RVC’s Four Leadership Principles Prioritize Leadership that is Collective, Adaptive, Transformational, and Just By Jondou Chen, Evaluator, Rainier Valley Corps While, communities of color have always had strong leaders, they face tremendous systemic racism that continue to undermine and sap community energy, which often drives away our leaders of color. In response to this, the […]