Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders
The Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders held a civics education class in early 2023 on the Snohomish County campus. The purpose of this event was to educate underserved African Diaspora communities in coming together and better understanding how local and county government work. The Office of Social Justice provided a sponsorship and county officials attended to provide education on access government services. Cultural discussions and food were part of this event.
Our mission is to provide resources to strengthen diversity, promote reconnection among families with their culture and heritage, by encouraging academic exchange, collaboration agreements with community organizations as well as local governments and other institutions, to create more and better opportunities for the BIPOC community.
Our Turnaround Youth program, based in Everett, serves low-income, mainly Hispanic youth ages 8 to 20 who are at risk of gang involvement and incarceration. We provide wrap-around services for these youth, including weekly support groups, mentoring, art classes, nature outings, and help with schoolwork, job applications, driver’s licenses, and other life tasks.
Leadership Launch’s mission is to empower, equip, and engage student leaders from a place of equity through character training, educational achievement, mentorship, and student-driven community projects. We work with a diverse group of students from freshman year in high school through the first year of college, who bring an incredible collection of ideas and creativity to our work.