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Welcome to Change-Makers Thought Catalog

For the past two months our fellows have been immersed in the work at their respective organizations. It has been an honor to watch them navigate, address, and rise to…

Nate’s Reflection

Maybe you’ve sat where I sat: I was at a restorative justice circle training when quiet conflict broke out. We were picking community “agreements,” the values we would all agree…

Volunteer Application Submitted!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for RVC. We will contact you about a potential volunteer role as soon as possible. You can also follow up with any questions…

Tess’ Rambling: The Oppression-Privilege Spectrum

At the RVC mid-year retreat, with Jon and Jen from the People’s Institute, we spent several hours discussing the superiority/inferiority complex that stems from internalized racial oppression (IRO). Oftentimes, people…

Kristine’s Reflection: The value of COMMUNITY

One of Rainier Valley Corps (RVC) values is COMMUNITY. I think this is the most important value that the organization is constantly doing through the work of the RVC fellows….

Mindy’s Post: There is no magic bullet.

One of the first questions I ever asked Erin was, “What exactly does Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC) do?” It was a question that I, quite honestly, struggled to answer…

Ain’t No Power Like the Power of the People

“El Pueblo Hunido Jamas Sera Vencido” May Day or International Workers Day is one of my favorite days of the year. Celebrated on May 1st, May Day is a celebration…

RVC Mission and Values

Mission Rooted in Vibrant Communities (RVC) promotes social justice by cultivating leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. Vision We envision…

Become a Mentor

Our mentorship program supports RVC Fellows during their two-year placement at a community-based organization through pairing them one-on-one with mentors. Mentors model leadership qualities, explore and discuss community and cultural…

Serving My Community

There seems to be a dark cloud hugging America at this time and many are wondering how to break from it. The weight of people’s pain, confusion, anger, and the…

Am I doing myself and my community justice?

When I walked across the stage this past spring, ending my five year journey in undergraduate education, one of the promises I made to myself was that if I were…