Our RVC Block Party has been postponed to fall 2024.

May 2022 Newsletter


Help us welcome RVC’s newest Capacity Building Lead, Harshika Kara (she/her). Welcome to the team Harshika! We’re so glad you’re here with us.

Her vision for the future is that we have “more understanding, tolerance and acceptance of each other. I have two children and think about the kind of ‘world’ I want them to experience, grow and find joy in. It’s an aspiration that sounds simple but takes a lot of work to create.”

Read her full AMA to learn more and help us welcome her to the team!

Michel Baños Garcia (she/her/ella), one of our amazing Operations Support Program Managers has moved away from RVC to share her knowledge, talent, and brilliance with another powerful BIPOC-led and serving organization, Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network. We will deeply miss Michel’s bright and uplifting smile, thoughtful and wise insights, and passion for community. Michel is also the life of the party, so she still gets an invite to staff gatherings 

RVC is still working virtually, so we don’t have many opportunities to interact with one another on a regular basis. Having the opportunity to learn more about Michel comes as a bittersweet moment to celebrate her as a whole human being. Keep reading to celebrate Michel along with us!

P.S. We’re currently hiring for Michel’s position, so if you’re interested, keep scrolling!  


Check out our latest Partner Highlight with Creative Justice. They’re expanding and growing and providing more healing and supportive spaces to meet the needs of young people in our community. Read their full feature on our blog to learn more about: 

✨Healing Education for Accountability and Liberation (HEAL)

Sign up for their newly launched newsletter!

✨Learn about Juneteenth

✨AND MORE! Make a difference now.


Just Speak is a BIPOC only and QTBIPOC centered space. This event is FREE and for all ages – children, parents, guardians, aunties, uncles, guncles, and uncties, and prospective parents welcome! Join Surge Reproductive Justice on their IG live on June 3rd at 6 PM PST!

Mark your calendars for the first cookout of the year on June 4th from 4 to 8pm at Yes Farm – 715 Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98104. This is the first of a summer series of cookouts featuring local Black and Indigenous chefs, DJs, wellness instructors, vendors, and other activities for youth and families.

This is an intentional space for BIPOC only. If you cannot make it or are not BIPOC and want to support, donate here

Full details on Black Farmers Collective’s Instagram.


RVC is hiring for Fellowship Program Coordinator II, Operations Support Program Manager, Capacity Building Lead and Communications & Graphic Design Manager

Surge Reproductive Justice is searching for Just Speak Storytellers!

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 Summer Children’s Educator

Communities Rise is searching for a Learning Manager.

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


Did you miss the April Newsletter? Check it out.

4 Ways RVC’s Community Impact Fellows Flourish, written by Amanda Mancenido

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

2019-2021 Community Impact & Green Pathways Fellowship Program Report

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

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