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 […]
By Uma Rao, RVC’s Former Capacity Building Coach Readers, I offer this to you right away: This post might raise more questions than offer solutions. Hang in there, and stay with me because the questions are juicy! It all began a few months ago, I wrote a blog post asking the nonprofit sector if we […]
Mohamed Shidane is a Rainier Valley Corps (RVC) Community Impact Fellow who was placed at the Somali Health Board (SHB), and who continually makes a great impact to his organization and within the Somali community. SHB is an organization that focuses on helping Somali immigrant and refugees by eliminating and reducing health disparities. It was founded in 2012 by a group of Somali health professionals.
3 Ways to Answer the Question, “Do I have capacity for that?” By Uma Rao, Rainier Valley Corps Capacity Building Coach In my work as a Capacity Building Coach, I have come to understand that at its core, my job often comes down to helping organizations and their leaders figure out how to find the […]