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.
Summertime is upon us, which means that we get to celebrate those who are graduating and moving onto new and exciting ventures. (Spoiler: We’re honoring our Fellows with a graduation dinner on July 18, details below!) While now is a great time to reflect on accomplishments, we’re still hard at work and eager to share […]
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 letter from Rainier Valley Corps’ executive director Dear RVC Family, I am writing to let you know that by December 2019, I will be stepping down in my role as Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps. Thanks to you, RVC is stronger than ever, with an incredible team, amazing board, growing programs, and wider impact. […]
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 […]