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.
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.
Day to day operations are managed by Gregory Davis, as Managing Strategist. Programming is lead by Strategist Mahogany Villars (Public Safety), Jerrell Davis (Transformation), David Sauvion (Food Justice) and Ken Gillgren (Tech). RBAC is 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, Monika Matthews, Cliff Cawthon, Rebecca Saldana, Steve Bury, Marijune Doniego and Gregory Davis all who reside in Seattle’s Rainier Valley.
Signature Events and Program Activities by action action area
A Place for Everyone
-Priority Hire (Targeted Local Hire), since 2013
Life Long Learning
-RainierBeach Back2School Bash, since 2003
-Rainier Beach Town Hall Meetings, since 2003
-The Beach Five Young Adult Leadership Development, since 2018
A Beautiful Safe Place
-Rainier Beach A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth (Corner Greeters), since 2013
-FreedomNet, since 2010
-Rainier Beach Restorative Justice Project, 2017
-Rainier Beach United (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports), since 2018
Growing Healthy Food to Develop Healthy Industry
-Food Innovation District, since 2013
-Food Innovation Center, since 2016
-Rainier Beach Farm Stand, since 2018