Citizen Journalism

Articles and real-time News Headlines are written by “Citizen Journalists,” who live, work and play in Rainier Beach. As part of our “FreedomNet” project, we dedicate space for residents to share their own experiences and change the narrative of Rainier Beach.

Articles by Program Area

 “A Place for Everyone”
Community Development

Priority Hire Legacy Acknowledgement

RBAC gets Legacy Acknowledgement added to all Priority Hire Advisory Committee Meetings By now you know RBAC, along with many other outstanding organizations, advocated for a target local hire program in the city of Seattle way...

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 “Lifelong Learning”

Mod Squad 2023 Recap

The “Modification Squad” has been in full effect in 2023. We experienced a number of hiccups and setbacks, but have still managed to stay on course with our tenant improvements of the RBAC Growth Center. Although we started this...

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2023 Circle Recap

We started this year with Restorative Resolutions (RR) going strong by hosting multiple in-person Circle Keeper trainings, as well as multiple virtual Circle Keeper trainings. This was a joy to do because we got connected to...

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 “A Beautiful Safe Place”
Community Safety

Goals for 2024 + major/general RBAC updates

As we look to 2024 here at RBAC in general and the Rainier Beach neighborhood in particular, we first want to be reflective. This self-reflection action is the launch of an initiative at RBAC in 2024. It involves us becoming an...

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Managing Strategist – 2023 Recap

As we considered producing a 2023 “year in review article” of RBAC accomplishments, in reality, Rainier Beach neighborhood’s accomplishments, the easy approach was to list the quantitative outcomes, of which there are many....

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 “Growing Food to Develop Healthy Industry”
Food Justice

This is Goodbye – David Sauvion

I have received many kudos over the years for the work that I’ve done in Rainier Beach and for my contribution to a strong neighborhood advocate: the Rainier Beach Action Coalition. This comes with the culture of positive...

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Farm Stand/CSA End Of Year 2023 Recap

          2023 was a year of many firsts for the food justice team at RBAC! The launch of our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program in July increased access to locally grown, culturally relevant produce for members of...

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RBAC is recruiting for our new Executive and Advisory Councils!