By Rainier Valley Corps On Thursday, July 18, we celebrated the graduation of our 2017-2019 Community Impact Fellows with “The Brightest Stars,” a community celebration and dinner at New Holly Gathering Hall in Seattle. During the event, we heard from representatives from our partner community-based organizations (CBO) about the impact the Fellows made at their […]
By Hana Gregory, RVC Community Impact Fellow Hi, my name is Hana Gregory, and I am a Korean adoptee who has grown up in Seattle. I graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s in Early Childhood and Family Studies — and then I went to work in the nonprofit field because that’s where […]
Founded in 2017, Somos Seattle, an Operations Support Partner of Rainier Valley Corps (RVC), is an organization that lifts up and celebrates LGBTQ+ Latinx folks. Somos’ mission is to build and sustain an active and engaged community, one that provides a framework to share resources and to create spaces to learn, grow, and thrive.
By Rainier Valley Corps When a young Gambian couple learned that they were pregnant and expecting their first child, they were elated. They met Somali Doulas and connected with their doula, Faisa Farole, a person who would help them from their second trimester of pregnancy to their child’s first birthday. Unfortunately, things did not always […]
A lesson on why it’s important, now more than ever, for communities of color to stay united By Mohamed Shidane, RVC Community Impact Fellow Hi, my name is Mohamed Shidane. I’m a person of color, a Muslim, and a refugee. I am also a Community Impact Fellow at Rainier Valley Corps and through that, I […]