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Location
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Alphabet Alliance of Color (AAoC) is an organizing alliance of all our letters: two spirit, black, brown, disabled, femme, gender non-conforming, indigenous, pasifika, queer, trans, people of color who are healers, caretakers, dreamers, organizers, and community leaders. We center people like you who share our identities, and we serve our intersectional community — meaning ourselves, our intersectional community, and all of our letters above who are experiencing racism, violence, transphobia, and economic violence.
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
Western Europe (includes Central)
Location
Snoqualmie
​AlpenFolk was formed as an Austrian style folk duet in 1987 by Thomas Tilton and Corinne Pflug-Tilton. Now a quartet, Thomas plays the traditional steirische Harmonika, or button accordion, while Cori contributes the lovely ring of the hammered dulcimer. Their son, Peter steals the show with fine guitar work, rhythm instruments and vocals. Completing the ensemble is the talented Robert Baumann on string bass and vocals. The combination of these folk instruments, along with traditional vocals and yodeling, gives AlpenFolk a uniqueness and authenticity rarely enjoyed outside of the alpine regions from which their music is drawn.
Community Focus
Chicano-Latino, Caribbean, Multicultural, Latin America
Location
Seattle, WA
Alma y Azúcar brings you an exquisite and passionate selection of Latin styles and flavors. From the bouncy feel of 'Perfidia' and 'Quizas' to the passionate tango version of 'Besame Mucho', the sultry bossa nova 'Waters of March' and the salsa sound of 'Bemba Colorá' or 'Oye Como Va', these tunes have captured hearts and entertained internationally for decades.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
ALMA VILLEGAS brings over 25 years of experience facilitating efforts founded on social justice and equity. She has a long track record in organizational development in the private and public sector including policy, program and evaluation. A seasoned equity advisor and community engagement professional, she has worked collaboratively on a broad range of projects conducting equity assessments and strategic planning, providing one-on-one and group equity coaching and mentorship, facilitating dialogues that are grounded in safe space principles and racial equity, and developing media and social networking platforms for multi-lingual and multi-cultural communities.
Community Focus
Western Europe (includes Central)
Location
Seattle, WA
The Alliance Française de Seattle is a dynamic educational and cultural 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Washington, whose mission is to promote the French language and Francophone cultures through diverse programs in the Puget Sound area.
Community Focus
North America
Location
Seattle
As a little boy, I loved stories and music, not much has changed in 60 + years. Now as a grandpa, I tell stories, sings songs and create puppet routines. Most of my work is with children. For over 45 years, I have been involved as an educator, and performer. I also do teacher’s workshops.
Community Focus
East Asia, Eastern Africa, Multicultural, Southeast Asia
Location
Seattle, WA
All Girl Everything Ultimate Program (AGE UP) is a rad, young and grassroots youth leadership program based out of the Seattle Southend that brings together middle school and high school aged girls with world-class female athletes. We empower young women to develop positive identity, build personal and collective strength, and promote justice through the sport and community of Ultimate Frisbee... all while having a ton of fun!!
Community Focus
Chicano-Latino, Latin America
Location
Seattle, WA
All Bilingual Press was founded in 2005 by a family of language teachers and native speakers of the Spanish language whose goal is to make Spanish teaching and learning fun for all concerned: teachers, parents and children.
Community Focus
Chicano-Latino, Latin America, South America
Location
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer, Chavez's group repertoire includes bolero, pasillo, cueca, joropo, cumbia, son, goajira, Andean music, merengue, and calixso as well as popular ballads. An educator and cultural ambassador, Chavez was previously Folk Troubadour and Professor at the National University of Panama.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations
Location
Spanaway, WA
We are members of many tribes. Many are from Alaska - the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and the Aleut. Some are from Washington state. They are the Muckleshoot and Quileute tribes. We invite you to accept the gift of our dance and to listen to our songs, which were passed on through the generations of our people.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Spokane, WA
AHANA is a Spokane-based non-profit organization that supports and promotes Inland Northwest multi-ethnic and multi-cultural businesses and their communities.
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, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
SeaTac, WA
To provide opportunities for African Diaspora immigrant and refugee communities, families, and individuals in South King County to attain health and housing stability, economic development, high-quality education, and referrals to legal services.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
Location
Bellingham, WA
The African Children's Choir was founded in 1984 by Ray Barnett. The Choir is made up of children from some of Africa's poorest communities. Since 1984, the Choir has traveled around the world showing the world the beauty, dignity and unlimited ability of the African Child. The Choir raises funds that currently support around 1,500 children, providing them with care and an education.
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.”