Circle keeping – planning, facilitation and training

Corner Greeting – planning, event participation, community healing space planning, continuous quality improvement, data analysis, credential development/coordination and coaching

FreedomNet – editorial board leadership, video editing, graphic design. The Beach Fives is a program currently composed of six young adults at RBAC all who are graduates from Rainier Beach High School, who provide capacity-building support within the RBAC organization and the Rainier Beach neighborhood, all the while developing their leadership skills. The Beach Fives program, funded by King County’s Best Start for Kids initiative, started at RBAC in 2018. We have talked about this group before and want to provide a look back at their 2021 work.

Frankly, running a list tells it all: 

, social media management, website updating, stage crew planning

YATTA Rising – planning, report preparation, first responder ally engagement, wellness workshops, system change workshops, Youth Consortium participation

Food Justice – Beach Fresh participation, Food Justice Team member

Personal Projects – Essay/Article writing – RBAC E-news and South Seattle Emerald, photo essaying, podcast development and production (RBACast), vegetable garden maintenance, Rainier Beach Light Walk, Best Start for Kids Youth Measurement Tool Committee member, Rainier Beach Child Well Being Council, Community Carrot participant, academic studies

Maneuvering systems – RBAC Lead Team Meeting participation, Back2School Bash planning, RBAC Board meeting attendance

Beach Fives project management – team meetings, meeting with supervisor, schedule development and time tracking and promotion.  

This project and these activities are all intended to develop leadership skills and build capacity.  Not a bad years worth of work.