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April 2022 Newsletter

4 WAYS RVC’S COMMUNITY IMPACT FELLOWS ✨FLOURISH

I don’t know about y’all, but 2022 is FLYING by. It’s somehow already the end of April, which at RVC means we’re just a couple months away from starting the fourth cohort of Community Impact Fellows! Before we introduce you to the incoming cohort in June, we want to take a beat to share stories of leadership and growth from our 2019-2021 Community Impact and Green Pathways Fellows. 

At RVC we really value a culture of learning out loud, and as RVC’s Learning and Evaluation Manager, it’s my whole job to make sure we’re regularly evaluating, reflecting on, and sharing our impact. One of my favorite parts of my job is talking with Fellows at the end of their two years in the program. I get to sit down with each of these amazing BIPOC leaders to reflect on their leadership growth from learning how to write grants to making lifelong connections. 

Each Fellow is unique – in their background, their passions, and their work – and so no Fellow’s experience of the program was the same. The conversations with our 2019-2021 Fellows were rich with stories of collective learning and community support. Their reflections were sweet, genuine, and inspiring. But there’s no need for me to tell you, when I can just show you…

TA DA!! Our 2019-2021 Fellowship Program Report!

I invite you to take a beat to read, reflect, and celebrate our Fellows with us. It’s got cute pictures, powerful quotes, and heartfelt reflections of personal and professional growth – what more could you want?!

Want to support future generations of Changemakers? Help by donating to our Give Big campaign!

HAVE YOU SCHEDULED YOUR GIVE BIG DONATION YET?

Give Big is a two-day statewide donation drive happening on May 3rd and May 4th. AND you can schedule your donation in advance. 

Our goal is to raise $12,000 for Give Big! Help us get there so that we can continue to create change. Your gift supports more Fellows as they develop and grow into their leadership, which further impacts communities of color across Seattle and South King County.

Commit to change. Give Big & schedule your donation TODAY!

🔥ASK ME ANYTHING🔥

Uyên Vũ (she/they) – General Operations Manager

This month’s AMA we introduce you to RVC’s newest General Operations Manager, Uyên Vũ (she/they). Welcome to the team Uyên!

Learn more about:

  • How her grandma inspires her
  • The favorite part of their job
  • What being rooted in community means to them
  • And more!

🤩JAZZING UP STAFF MEETINGS🤩

RVC has been working remotely since March 2020, and it’s been really hard not being together. Still, we try to keep our staff meetings fun and goofy, so last month we decided to all show up in our brightest spring pinks! And yes, pink post-it beards and pink unibrows do count!

🤝PARTNER HIGHLIGHTS 🤝

Check out our latest Partner Highlight with Surge Reproductive Justice. They’re doing some amazing things out in the community. Read their full feature on our blog to learn more about: 

  • The Doulas for All Coalition
  • Joining the Surge Reproductive Justice team as their Operations Lead!
  • Just Speak: Parenting in the Movement event. Learn about:
    • How are you disrupting generational trauma?
    • Creating family structures outside of the white, Western, nuclear model
    • Boundary setting with family and community
  • AND MORE!

📣 COMMUNITY EVENTS & RESOURCES 📣

Ala Garifuna Women present the Cultural Garifuna Gala Night

When: Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Where: Diamond Hall & Event

Price: $60/ticket

Includes: Food and 1 drink

For More Info and tickets contact: 206.473.7836 or 504.478.6657

Advocacy Gathering with Upper Left Strategies – May 11th: 3 PM – 4:30 PM.

Join us for a post-legislative session advocacy gathering with Washington state legislators, including Rep. My-Linh Thai (41st LD), Sen. Manka Dhingra (45th LD), and Rep. Monica Stonier (49th LD).

Legislators will discuss their proudest accomplishments and biggest learnings from the 2022 legislative session, as well as their priorities for next session.

RSVP Here

SAVE THE DATE! Good Foot Arts Collective Party & Violence Prevention Fundraiser

When: Saturday, May 14th from 6 PM – 8 PM

Where: Their new space at King Plaza

This conference is hosted by Washington Nonprofits, the state association for all Washington nonprofits, helping nonprofits learn, increase their influence, and connect with people and resources. With the theme “Discovering a New Way,” Washington Nonprofits is inviting in different perspectives, uplifting innovative and adaptive stories from the field, and pushing collective thinking and creativity.

BIPOC ED Co-founders will be presenting in one session each day throughout the conference:

Wed 5/18, 10:30 – 11:45 am: Taking Care of Our BIPOC Leaders: Sabbaticals for Renewal, Healing, and Capacity Building 

Thurs 5/19, 1:00 – 2:15 pm: Exploring Equity at the Executive Director Level

Fri 5/20, 9:00 – 10:15 am: Keynote – Rise Together!

💫 OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR NETWORK 💫

RVC is hiring for Capacity Building Lead and Communications & Graphic Design Manager

Surge Reproductive Justice is hiring for an Operations Lead

Training Resources for the Environmental Community (TREC) is searching for an Associate, Organizational Development Program

Launch is searching for a Development Manager

“We are in the process of growing our development team, and are looking for someone who has a strong equity lens and is willing/able to challenge and evaluate traditional fundraising structures and help us move to a more community-centric model. We are interested in someone who understands and aligns with our philosophical approach to fund development, relationship building, and community engagement.” –Rehana Lanewala, Director of Development & Marketing at Launch Learning

Tilth Alliance is searching for a Seasonal Market Programs Assistant

Communities Rise is searching for a Learning Manager and Volunteer Engagement Manager

King County Executive’s Office of Performance, Strategy, and Budget (PSB) is hiring for 8 Summer Interns

Have a job posting or opportunity that you’d like us to feature in our next newsletter? Please email the details to [email protected]

✏️ BLOG HIGHLIGHTS & COMMUNITY RESOURCES ✏️

Did you miss the March Newsletter? Check it out.

Social Justice League Advance! The 7 Things You Need to Know About RVC’s Bold Funding Initiative, written by Roshni Sampath & Hana Jang

Setting up your nonprofit the way you play with LEGOs, written by Lisa Pilar Cowan

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