Communities of Opportunity is joint effort launched by The Seattle Foundation and King County in 2014 to improve health, social, racial, and economic outcomes by focusing on place, and to do so by partnering with communities to shape and own solutions. In the Rainier Valley, four coalitions–Multi-Cultural Center (MCC), On Board Othello (OBO), Rainier Beach Action Coalition (RBAC), and South CORE (SCORE)–are working together to address four areas of improvement: health, housing, economic development, and community connections.

Request for Proposals for a Fundraising Consultant
The Communities of Opportunity – Rainier Valley (COO-RV) is looking for a Fundraising Consultant that has extensive experience working with...
HomeSight & Partners Launch Seattle Essential Business Website
HomeSight, a 501(c)(3) CDFI and Community Development Corporation, in partnership with Martin Luther King Business Association, Beacon Business...
Introducing Haregu Kidane, COO-RV Coordinator
Hello, my name is Haregu Kidane and I am the newest member of the Communities of Opportunity in the Rainier Valley I have lived in Seattle for...
Youth Engagement Learning Exchange Report
Eight representatives from OBO/HOSTED, MCC, and RBAC met for two hours on Saturday, December 7, 2019, to introduce their respective youth engagement...
Position Opening: Coalition Coordinator
Communities of Opportunity is a unique collaboration between King County, Seattle Foundation and community partners working together to create...
Apprenticeship and Pre-apprenticeship Opportunity Fair
Come meet and hear directly from apprentices and apprenticeship programs for opportunities and resources so more women, people of color and youth...
Become a RBAC Coalition Partner
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Coalition Updates

Beet Box: Grow Your Own Microgreens

Feels like we're still waiting for Summer to get here...but it's time to start planting for Fall!! Watch for tips and tricks on starting seeds for your fall garden. What are you planting? Here's the next video in the Beet Box weekly series. Subscribe to the Beet Box...

Beet Box: Fall Seed Starting

Feels like we're still waiting for Summer to get here...but it's time to start planting for Fall!! Watch for tips and tricks on starting seeds for your fall garden. What are you planting? Here's the next video in the Beet Box weekly series. Subscribe to the Beet Box...

Beet Box: Garden Update

This week we wanted to share updates on the projects we've shown in our gardening videos. Check our our potatoes, tomatoes, fertilizer tea, and herbs we started from cuttings! Let us know what else you want to learn! Here's the next video in the Beet Box weekly...

Beet Box: Soil Test & Fertilizer Tea

This week is all about soil! Learn how to test your soil's composition and make a fertilizer with the weeds in your backyard. Here's the next video in the Beet Box weekly series. Subscribe to the Beet Box YouTube channel to receive alerts for the most recent posting.

Beet Box: Veggie Scraps!

Don't throw away your vegetable scraps, reuse them! Here's the next video in the Beet Box weekly series. Subscribe to the Beet Box YouTube channel to receive alerts for the most recent posting.

Beet Box: Growing Potatoes

Do you have old potatoes in your cupboard? Plant them in your yard instead of composting them! Here's the fifth video in the Beet Box weekly series. Subscribe to the Beet Box YouTube channel to receive alerts for the most recent posting.

Beet Box: Easy Plant Propagation

Learn how to propagate your plants! Here's the fourth video in the Beet Box weekly series. Subscribe to the Beet Box YouTube channel to receive alerts for the most recent posting.

Beet Box: Edible Weeds

Did you know the weeds in your backyard are edible?! Rena will show you how to identify what you can eat and how you can use them in recipes! Here's the third video in the Beet Box weekly series. Subscribe to the Beet Box YouTube channel to receive alerts for the most...

Beet Box: How to Plant Tomatoes

Here's the second video in the Beet Box weekly series. Subscribe to the Beet Box YouTube channel to receive alerts for the most recent posting.  

Beet Box: Garden Planning 2020

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Rainier Beach Action Coalition statement in light of the times…

As we bear witness to events, like COVID-19, that reveal the impact of racism on our society, we then have to continuously see Black men murdered again and again at the hands of police. Mind you, in the US just this year there were 88 who have experienced this fate,...

Communities of Opportunity

  By Gregory Davis RBAC sits at many tables. These tables correspond with work RBAC does in regards to public safety, food justice, economic development, education etc.  One of the tables that uniquely cuts across various issues is Communities of Opportunity....

Corner Greeter Newz #todayi

#todayi Our Corner Greeter engagement workers usually are physically out in the field making a change in the neighborhood of Rainier Beach by activating spaces through providing non-arrest crime intervention work/activities such as beautifying the neighborhood,...

Corner Greeters Back Stronger than Ever

  After a seven-week break, the Corner Greeters will be out on the streets in Rainier Beach interacting with community members and surveying them about potential improvements in the neighborhood. On February 3rd, they will have their first planning meeting, and...

Citizen Journalists in training from Urban Family

A team of youth from Urban Family learns about citizen journalism at Horn of Africa as part of an extension grant from Communities of Opportunity-Rainier Valley.

New Climate Report and Urgent Call to Community

The culmination of two years of organizing and research with Indigenous, Black, Brown, and low-income communities who call South Seattle and South King County home, this work outlines our community’s top energy policy priorities. We heard opinions from hundreds of...

Explore the four coalitions and four result areas through the following map. Results labeled in green represent current project priorities.

Result Area Highlights

Click on each graphic to review the initial action area considerations and community prioritization