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RVC Updates

HAPPY NEW YEAR! A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE UNICORNS WHO MADE AN INVESTMENT TO RVC DURING OUR YEAR-END CAMPAIGN IN DECEMBER 2014!

 About RVC

Rainier Valley Corps (RVC) is a new project with the mission of cultivating leaders of color to strengthen the capacity of ethnic-led nonprofits and create space for collaboration between diverse communities to effect systemic change.

RVC’s plan of action:
– recruit cohorts of 10 to 15 emerging leaders from diverse communities of color each year;

– provide training, support and mentorship to these emerging leaders to further develop their leadership capacity and knowledge of non-profit management, capacity building and working with community dynamics; and
– place them to work full-time in ethnic-led community based organizations (CBOs) to develop the CBOs’ capacity.

In this way, capacity and impact of CBOs is strengthened while leadership from within communities is deepened and supported for the long-term. Read more details here.

We would love for you to get involved in this exciting new venture!

NEWS! NEWS! NEWS!

Quarterly Gathering: SAVE THE DATE! Our next community gathering is set for Thursday January 22, 6-8pm at the Collaboratory located at 5623 Rainier Avenue S. If you missed the last one, come see what all the buzz is about! If you were there, share the fun by bringing friends & colleagues. As usual, there will be amazing local ethnic food, draft beer & wine, inspiring community activists, and stimulating conversations. RSVP here

Like us on FacebookThanks to Britt Madsen, our awesome Communications Committee Chair, for making this happen. Our immediate goal is to get 500 likes by January 31. Please help us spread the word!!!

The exciting unveiling at our last meeting.
The exciting unveiling at our last meeting! Left to right: Tara, Natalie, Britt, Stacey, Raul. Photo by Mina.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Committee Meetings: Come help give RVC that extra boost! Please see Get Involved for Committee descriptions. All meetings are at our office in the Hillman Collaboratory and include food and drinks. Hey, we know how to treat our great volunteers!  

Communications: every second Thursday of the month, 5:30-7pm
Community Engagement: every second Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7pm

Past Quarterly Gathering: A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended our October gathering. Over 50 enthusiastic, smart, good looking people feasted on the taco bar and endless draft beer and wine. We had a great breakout session with everyone contributing to the discussion around funding and resource, many of which are being discussed at our Committee meetings. Three draft logos was presented by our tireless volunteer Stacy Nguyen, with one chosen by an overwhelming majority. Stay tuned as we unveil the new logo!

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