Our RVC Block Party has been postponed to fall 2024.

July 2022 Newsletter

🌱Meet the 2022-2024 Community Impact Fellows🌱

Our new cohort of emerging leaders has kicked off and they’re making a bang! If you haven’t already, follow us on Instagram to meet and engage with our Fellows throughout the month of August!

Want to support our new Fellows as they kick off their leadership journey? Donate!


Liberatory Leadership Learning Series✨

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How to Tend to Your People and Your Organization When Staff Struggle

While there are many ways one can describe liberation, in its simplest terms, liberation is the experience of wholeness, freedom, justice, and thriving. Liberatory leadership invites leaders to operationalize this vision, which necessitates an internal interrogation of how race, gender, and power interact with our work. As part of the Liberatory Leadership Partnership, we are exploring what supports and what gets in the way of living out these compelling visions and identifying promising practices that we can try on to right the balance.


Ask Me Anything: Rae Lee (they/them) Communication & Graphic Design Manager✨

Ask Me Anything - Rae Lee

We are so excited to welcome Rae Lee (they/them) to our team! Rae has joined as our Communication & Graphic Design Manager and will be leading all internal and external communications for RVC. 

Get to know Rae by reading their full AMA to learn more about their vision for the future and their favorite part of their job!


🤝 Partner Highlights – Renton Innovation Zone Partnership & First Five Years & Beyond🤝

This month, we asked our Partner organizations, Renton Innovation Zone Partnership (RIZP)  and First Five Years & Beyond (FFYB) to fill us in on all of the cool things that they’re doing in the community. They both have A LOT going on. Read their full scoop in each of their blog posts!


📣 COMMUNITY EVENTS 📣

UMOJA FEST 2022: Africatown Heritage Festival & Parade

Celebrating the best of the African American community and African Diaspora culture in the northwest featuring music, food, culture and family fun all weekend long – taking place August 5th through August 7th at Judkins Park in Seattle, WA. 

The purpose of the festival and parade is to highlight the history and countless contributions of African-Americans locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. It is a celebration that gives people for all over Washington and the northwest an opportunity to experience the rich African heritage and culture of the region.

The festival and parade, which is coordinated by volunteers, is a three-day festival includes musical entertainment of all varieties, children’s group performances, dance, oration national recording artists, food, bargains, and plenty of fun.

This workshop season MÁS emphasizes the Afro-Panamanian artistic tradition. Its rhythms and dances. This summer they open the opportunity to get to know the Tamborito by connecting music and dance. By offering two workshops for 5 Saturdays. Both workshops are free!


💫 OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR NETWORK 💫

RVC is hiring for Fellowship Program Coordinator IIOperations Support Program ManagerCapacity Building Lead 

The Capacity Collective is searching for a Project Manager, Capacity Building (part time or full time)

Renton Innovation Zone Partnership is searching for a Marketing & Events Coordinator & a Development Manager

Legal Voice is searching for a Development Director

Nonprofit Association of Washington is searching for a Systems Manager

Creative Justice NW is searching for Mentor Teaching Artists for Creative Economies Makerspace

Earth Corps is searching for a Communications Manager

Duwamish River Community Coalition is searching for a Duwamish Valley Youth Corps Coordinator

OneWorld Now! is searching for a Leadership Program Manager & a Community Engagement & Partnerships 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]


✏️ BLOG HIGHLIGHTS & COMMUNITY RESOURCES ✏️

Did you miss the June Newsletter? Check it out.

Fill out The Race to Lead Survey The Building Movement Project (BMP) conducted the first Race to Lead survey in 2016. Over 4,300 respondents answered questions about their current nonprofit job, interest in leading a nonprofit, training/supports, and views on race and the nonprofit sector. BMP re-launched the Race to Lead survey in 2019 and collected over 5,000 responses from nonprofit professionals. The “Race to Lead” report series explores the results of these surveys and challenges the way the nonprofit sector has been approaching the racial leadership gap.

It’s Time to Stop Coddling Our Donors, How Radical Transparency Makes Us Stronger, written by Yolie Contreras

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

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