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.

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 roughly 9 years; in that time, I attended Seattle University for my bachelors and then the University of Washington for my...

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 activities, highlighting challenges, successes, and emerging best practices. Here is the report of their discussion...

Position Opening: Coalition Coordinator

Communities of Opportunity is a unique collaboration between King County, Seattle Foundation and community partners working together to create greater racial, economic and health equity that enables all people in King County to thrive and prosper. Communities of...

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 can enter our local construction and manufacturing workforce. All are welcome. Register online today....

Become a RBAC Coalition Partner

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RBAC COO Overview

Coalition Profiles

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

Result Area Highlights