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Abundance of Hope Center in the Archive

Abundance of Hope Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services and resources to teach life skills to youth whose lives have been affected by oppression, sexual exploitation, human trafficking, homelessness and abuse. Their founder and executive staff is made up of a family of African American women who have personally faced and overcome many of the same barriers. AHC is committed to inclusion and equity in practices, policy and programming.

Entre Hermanos in the Archive

Entre Hermanos was started in 1991 through the initiative of a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Latinos/as that saw a need for social, educational and health support services in their community. Its mission is to promote the health and well-being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment. The organization focuses on disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building.

Families of Color Seattle in the Archive

Led by mothers of color, Families of Color Seattle is connecting parents to build a loving community of families of color. Their programs include parent groups, community resources and events, racial equity consulting, and workshops. They equip parents and educators with tools to talk with children on identity, racism, inclusion & equity, and trauma-informed practices.

Gender Justice League in the Archive

Gender Justice League is a gender and sexuality civil and human rights organization. They seek to empower transgender and gender diverse people to eliminate discrimination and prejudice based on sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in Washington State. Through focus on grassroots activism such as creating Trans Pride Seattle, as well as through advocacy, and by participating in HUGs Food Pantry to deliver food to transgender and nonbinary people of Thurston County.

Lavender Rights Project in the Archive

Lavender Rights Project advances a more just and equitable society by providing low-cost civil legal services and community programming centered in values of social justice for trans and queer low-income people and other marginalized communities. Founded in 2016 by queer and trans attorneys, this organization centers their services on queer and trans community members who are also people of color, low income, and/or facing additional intersecting forms of marginalization and misrepresentation.

LGBTQ Allyship in the Archive

LGBTQ Allyship is made up of LGBTQ+ and allies who seek to work in solidarity with marginalized communities to understand the interconnectedness of oppression and to support the systematic liberation of all people. LGBTQ Allyship believe that all oppressions are interconnected and in the possibility of a future world free of oppression. Social justice, fairness, compassion, democracy, accountability, anti-racism and transparency are all reflected within the organizational structure, activism, strategies and practices.

Powerful Voices in the Archive

With a fully femme, womxn, non-binary staff of color, Powerful Voices aims to create a space where young girls of color can feel brave enough to share their truths amongst themselves and then the world. Since 1995, this organization has created gender-specific, social justice programs for 11-19 year olds so that they can be equipped with communal knowledge and platforms to speak up. This organization works with the community to reframe what it looks like to support and be led by young people.

Radical Women in the Archive

Radical Women is a trailblazing socialist feminist, grassroots activist organization that provides a radical, revolutionary voice within the feminist movement, a feminist voice within the Left, and trains women to be leaders in the movements for social and economic justice. Immersed in the daily fight against racism, sexism, homophobia, and labor exploitation, RW believes in multi-issue organizing around the needs of the most oppressed. RW is an autonomous, all-women’s group, united on the basis of shared socialist feminist ideals.

Seattle Friends of Tostan in the Archive

Seattle Friends of Tostan empowers African communities to bring about sustainable development and social transformation. Tostan initiated their non-formal learning community because of inspiration by the work of Tostan in West Africa, and work to better understand the education and social change in developing countries and in our own lives. They want to foster interest in the Tostan model of community-based development, expand understanding of how this approach works most effectively, and how to support it.Through this model, they can ensure every person, regardless of age or gender, is able to live a life of dignity.

Skillspire in the Archive

Skillspire is an educational organization on a mission to empower adult students from  under-represented populations, including low-income, women, and minorities to find their place in the growing tech industry. Skillspire also provides a diverse talent pool for employers seeking motivated, skilled, and adaptive talent. Their Founder and CEO, Yasmin Ali, a minority woman from an under-represented community is able to connect and understand the background of the people that Skillspire targets, and has established a growing network of strong relationships as a community activist.

SnoCo Indivisible in the Archive

SnoCo Indivisible is a local Washington chapter of national Indivisible which was galvanized after the 2016 election. They are a group of volunteer citizen activists, advocating for positive legislation, regulations, and government programs to improve our democracy, help the environment, push for immigrant, civil, and all human rights in addition to working toward an enhanced quality of life. They also register people to vote and discuss avenues to becoming active members in the community to invoke positive change.

Sunnyland Mutual Aid in the Archive

Sunnyland Mutual Aid is a neighborhood-based mutual aid project in the Sunnyland community of Bellingham, Washington. Formed in March, 2020 in response to the developing COVID-19 crisis, they are a collection of organizers, volunteers, and community members working to directly meet the needs of neighbors.  If there’s capability in the community, they’ll work to get it done. To date they have connected neighbors with assistance with eldercare, tutoring, fundraising, food assistance, clothing, and more. While always evolving, their organization strives to be broadly abolitionist, anti-capitalist, socialist, and non-hierarchical.

Washington Dream Coalition COVID-19 Relief Fund for Undocumented Individuals in the Archive

Washington Dream Coalition COVID-19 Relief Fund for Undocumented Individuals is a grassroots, community-led fund created by current and former undocumented young professionals in the Washington Dream Coalition. Launched on March 27, 2020, they’ve successfully raised over $7,000,000 to provide $500-$1000 one-time payments to thousands of undocumented people across Washington state. Thier mission was to provide emergency and recovery financial assistance to undocumented households left out of federal relief efforts and government safety net programs. By August of 2020, they closed their application after 20,000 submissions.

Women of Color for Systemic Change in the Archive

This youth led organization, used grassroots community engagement to combat the issue of police accountability and brutality. Women of Color for Systemic Change sported “aggressively peaceful actions” to promote: unbiased police prosecution, mandated cultural competency education programs for the criminal justice system, and required annual de-escalation workshops for police officers. When active, this organization engaged with the youth of color and young women of color to participate in conversations around systemic change while also taking to the streets in protest. 

Young Women Empowered in the Archive

Young Women Empowered provides a community of belonging for young women as they move toward adulthood, identifying college and career interests, and exploring ways to take action as community changemakers. Each year Young Women Empowered directly serve over 700 girls and women and benefit over 2,000 community members. Of current Young Women Empowered youth, 70% are first or second generation immigrants, 85% are of color and 90% are from low-income backgrounds. With learning and leadership programs that center marginalized young women, we provide empowerment programs for young women so that they will become leaders who effect positive change in their communities. In Y-WE, young women find their voices, gain skills, develop self-confidence, expand creative expression, explore educational and career pathways, and forge strong bonds within a dynamic intergenerational and intercultural community. The diversity of the Young Women Empowered community includes differences in race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, immigration status, physical ability, life experience, family status and living circumstances. The organization centers young women who often lack access to leadership programs. For them, this means centering participants who are of color; from immigrant communities; from low-income backgrounds; and who identify as LGBTQIA.

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