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 […]
Last month on July 12 at the Northwest African American Museum, Rainier Valley Corps combined its annual Fellows Celebration with its Quarterly Gathering — and we called the end result Turn Up for Transformation. Turn Up for Transformation was an evening of stories, food, music, poetry, and friends. More importantly, Turn Up for Transformation […]
By Floribert Mubalama, Executive Director and Founder, Congolese Integration Network — Note: The Congolese Integration Network (CIN) is one of our newest operations support partners. CIN was fiscally sponsored by Global to Local (G2L) from July 2016 to July 2018. Here, CIN’s tireless executive director and founder, Floribert Mubalama, explains how this remarkable organization was born. […]