Rainier Valley Corps cultivates immigrant and refugee leaders to strengthen the capacity of ethnic-led nonprofits. We create space for collaboration between diverse communities of color to affect systemic change.

Project model: RVC will 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, civic engagement, and working with community dynamics; and place them to work full-time in ethnic-led CBOs to develop the organizations’ capacity. In this way, capacity and impact of ethnic-led CBOs is strengthened while leadership from within communities is deepened and supported for the long-term.