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African American/Black
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Amontaine Aurore is a playwright, actor and performance artist. Having been drawn to creative expression from a young age, she is grateful for an evolving artistic path from which to explore her mind, create worlds and investigate the complexities of human nature. As an actress, she has performed on stages and sets in Seattle, Montana, Los Angeles and New York, and is the winner of a national acting competition sponsored by Inspirational Productions.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Seattle, WA
Ida L. Jackson brought the presence of Alpha Kappa Alpha to the American West Coast in 1921, chartering Rho Chapter at the University of California Berkley. On August 1, 1933, Beta Theta Chapter was chartered in Seattle, Washington at the Tacoma, Washington home of Sadie McIver. Beta Theta consisted of both undergraduate and graduate members.

By 1948, there were enough members in Beta Theta Chapter to form a second chapter, which would be named Delta Upsilon Omega – the first graduate chapter in Washington State.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The African-American Writers' Alliance, a diverse and dynamic collective of Seattle-area writers of African descent, provides an informal and supportive forum for new and published writers.

We help one another polish our skills, provide peer review, and create opportunities for public readings and other media venues. Ultimately the group encourages members to publish individually and collectively.

Our stories—triumphs, tragedies, and whatever is within and between the two—are the history of African Americans. We must tell our stories in our words and encourage others to do the same.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, African American/Black, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Renton, WA
AFRICAN AMERICANS REACH AND TEACH HEALTH (AARTH) is a non-religious 501c3 faith-based capacity building nonprofit organization, established to respond to HIV/AIDS and other major health issues affecting people of African descent.
AARTH Ministry was established in September 2002 to help bridge the gap in health inequities by providing social/behavioral health education and training capacity building services to faith, health and social service institutions that serve people of African descent.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Seattle, WA
“History in the making.”
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The African American Elders Program serves African-American elders in Central and Southeast Seattle and South King County. The program identifies frail, isolated and hard-to-serve African Americans and assists them in accessing and receiving needed social and health services through ongoing case management, support and referrals.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Pasco, WA
Building Bridges and Bringing People Together.
Community Focus
African American/Black, Multicultural
Location
“I am a Painter, an Author, and Filmmaker and a Community Social Justice Art Educator, focused on chronicling the African American diaspora.”
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Music-maker and community leader, Adrian Xavier has been spreading his uplifting message for almost two decades in his community, nationally and globally.
Community Focus
African American/Black, North America
Location
Tacoma, WA
As a former soldier who spoke very little about his time as a prisoner of war in the Korean War, William Jones' request to preserve the memory of his time as a Buffalo Soldier is something his family took to heart. Following his death in 2009, his daughter, Jackie Jones-Hook, began formalizing a museum in honor of the all-black regiment of the United States military. In 2012, the Buffalo Soldier Museum in Tacoma opened its doors as a haven for students and members of the community to learn about a piece of history that took place between 1866 and 1944 – and is all-too-often forgotten in the textbooks.

The museum is one of only two of its kind in the country dedicated to honoring the Buffalo Soldiers, the other being the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston. Formally called the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Museum, this nonprofit group educates the public through its vast collection of military artifacts, books, articles and DVDs from Jones' time in the military.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The 4C Coalition facilitates mentorship opportunities in which caring adults offer guidance, support, and encouragement to at-risk youth. Contact us today!
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The Village Spirit Center for Community Change and Healing is a housing, services, and community economic development initiative focused on the Black community in Western Washington. Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services have implemented initiatives that focus on what we call “Communities of Concern.” They are the poor and low-wage earners in the Black, urban Native American and Latino/Chicano communities. These segments of our society have suffered greatly from years of marginalization and being excluded in large part from the economic opportunities of this nation and; thereby, unable to break the debilitating cycle of poverty that ensnares them.

In these initiatives, we will focus on creating community economic opportunities through the development of affordable housing, transformative services and the authentic promotion of asset acquisition.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Seattle, WA
Wonder of Women International is a movement organized to inspire Black women and girls to find their voice; stand in their truth and celebrate their wonder by telling their story.
Community Focus
African American/Black, Multicultural
Location
Lynnwood, WA
Project Girl Mentoring Program is a non profit organization providing mentoring, educational and social activities to young women throughout Snohomish County and its surrounding area. The overall goal of the program is to support girls as they develop positive choices while learning new life skills and help them transition into womanhood. We focus on the Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach to help girls acquire the skills and knowledge to become healthy and productive women. We offer creative programs that helps builds strengths and recognize each girls unique contribution to society. As, she discover herself inside a world of other ambitious and accomplished women.
Community Focus
African American/Black, Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
Powerful Voices creates brave spaces with girls* of color, ages 14-19, through social justice programming in and after school, in the King County Juvenile Detention Center, and through case management.
Community Focus
African American/Black, Multicultural
Location
, WA
Voices Rising is an ongoing series of performances by LGBTQ performers of color. Founded in 2007 by artist and activist Storme Webber, Voices Rising has emerged as the leading showcase for queer performers of color. Past shows have featured performances by standout artists such as Nedra Johnson, D'LO, Mami Watu & Avery R. Young, okonomode aka SoulChilde, Christa Bell, Dakota Camacho and many, many more. Performances are held quarterly at Washington Hall's historic Ballroom. Funding for the project is sustained through ticket sales, event sponsorships, grants and donations.
Community Focus
African American/Black, Multicultural
Location
Kent, WA
First Five Years Years & Beyond provides parents with the tools, skills and resources to support their children’s Education.
Community Focus
African American/Black, Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
Surge Reproductive Justice mobilizes communities to build a world where all people can make powerful, self determined choices for their bodies and the future of their families and communities.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Federal Way, WA
FW Black Collective (FWBC) was formed in 2018 as a community resource by local community leaders. Our local Black community was looking for a voice and how to collectively strategize to create change within the Federal Way area.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations, African American/Black, Multicultural
Location
New York, NY
At Race Forward we advance #RacialJustice via research, media & practice. We publish @Colorlines news & present the #FacingRace conference.