Legal Status:

Incorporated in the state of Washington in 2003 as a 501(c) 3 tax exempt Not for Profit Corporation EIN: 20-3758788; UBI: 602-545-890; Address: P.O. Box 3703 South Edmunds St, #19, Sea., WA 98118 Alternative Address: 9013 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Seattle, WÀ 98118. RBAC is now being provided fiscal sponsorship support by Rainier Valley Corps through its Operating Support Program.

Tag Line:

Empowering community, moving Rainier Beach forward

Rainier Beach Action Coalition mission is to:

  • 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 residents.

Management Structure:

Day to day operations are managed by Gregory Davis, as Managing Strategist and supported by a host of skilled and dedicated contractors, full and part time staff most of who reside in the Rainier Valley. Staff and consultants manage RBAC strategy, , coordinates its signature events, neighborhood development programs, online assets and youth and adult civic engagement activities.

RBAC is governed by a Board of Directors. Each Board member lends their influence to RBAC via their public service activity. They also step in to support strategic relationships, advise on strategy and grant proposals.

Bylaws direct the Board to  meet 4 times per year where committees report out on financials, program development and personnel issues. Board members are Guyanthony Parramore, Chef Ariel Bangs, Monika Matthews, Cliff Cawthon, Rebecca Saldana, Steve Bury and Gregory Davis all who reside in Seattle’s Rainier Valley.

Signature Events and Program Activities by action action area

A Place for Everyone

-Food Innovation District

Life Long Learning

-RainierBeach Back2School Bash, since 2003

-Rainier Beach Town Hall Meetings, since 2003

-Beach 5 Young Adult Leadership Development

A Beautiful Safe Place

-Rainier Beach A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth (Corner Greeters), since 2013)

-FreedomNet, since 2010

-Rainier Beach Restorative Justice Project

Growing Healthy Food to Develop Healthy Industry

-Food Innovation Center

-Rainier Beach Farm Stand