RAINIER BEACH ACTION COALITION

Empowering community, moving Rainier Beach forward

Rainier Beach Action Coalition (RBAC)

is a grassroot, Black-led organization devoted to locally driven development. For over ten years, it has promoted quality education, living wage jobs, affordable transportation and housing, and building community capacity in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood.

RBAC Mission

  • Implement the Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan (1997, 2014) and build a connected, sustainable and equitable community within the Rainier Beach neighborhood.
  • Promote the “made in Rainier Beach”, quality education, living wage jobs, affordable transportation and housing for all.
  • Promote a safe place where people thrive, a neighborhood the world calls home.
  • Build neighborhood capacity to enhance quality of life in Rainier Beach as well as to address critical issues threatening the welfare of Rainier Beach resident.

RBAC Engages with the community through four Action Areas

A Place for Everyone

Clearinghouse

Coalition information exchange

Priority Hire

Construction training/jobs

Beach Five

Leadership/career development

Lifelong Learning

Back2School Bash

Backpack distribution/community connections

YATTA Rising

Youth-led social justice advocacy

A Beautiful Safe Place

Corner Greeters

“Pop up” healing activities at high-crime areas

PBIS

Positive Behavioral Intervention/Services

Clean Crew

Neighborhood litter/beautification patrols

FreedomNet

Real-time documentation of local initiatives

Growing Food to Develop Healthy Industry

food innovation center

Food Justice Fellows

Distributing free or affordable produce