The Journey Ahead: Washington Environmental Council on COVID-19, Race, Environmentalism, and the Role of Historically White-led Nonprofit Organizations

Written by Washington Environmental Council CEO Alyssa Macy In my reflections and recent discussions about what is happening in the world around us, I have been referring to the “great pause” triggered by COVID-19 – the slowdown of the planet in the face of the pandemic. This has been a time of struggle, loss, and… Read More The Journey Ahead: Washington Environmental Council on COVID-19, Race, Environmentalism, and the Role of Historically White-led Nonprofit Organizations

21 Progress: Building Leaders

21 Progress was founded in 2011 by UFCW21 in Seattle, out of a need to provide leadership training and skill development by and for youth and young adults who identify as immigrants, undocumented individuals, young workers, LGBTQ youth, women, and people of color. In the height of new immigration legislation, 21 Progress became the largest… Read More 21 Progress: Building Leaders

Esperanza: Building Hope with Community

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation (Esperanza) was founded in 1989 out of a successful community organizing campaign to prevent the displacement and housing vulnerability of tenants from six adjacent subdivided homes in South Central Los Angeles.  The effort led to the development of our flagship affordable housing project, Villa Esperanza Apartments – 33 multi-bedroom units for… Read More Esperanza: Building Hope with Community

TeamChild: a Snapshot

We rolled out our new website – www.teamchild.org and continue to build and strengthen our revenue development and finance and operating infrastructure. We expanded our staff capacity to address youth homelessness, youth incarceration and our anti-racism and community engagement work We acted as the catalyst for transformational policy changes that included King County’s decision to ban solitary confinement of youth… Read More TeamChild: a Snapshot

Vida Verde: Molding the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards

Vida Verde Nature Education, located in San Gregorio, CA, promotes educational equity by providing free, overnight environmental learning experiences for students who don’t otherwise get the opportunity. Since its inception in 2001, Vida Verde has served over 9,500 Bay Area students plus their teachers. As a 2014 Satterberg Open Grant recipient, Vida Verde set out… Read More Vida Verde: Molding the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards

Puget Sound Sage: Making Our Region Equitable and Sustainable for All

Puget Sound Sage’s mission is to build communities where all families thrive. Using a combination of research, policy, leadership development, and civic engagement, Puget Sound Sage is creating equitable and sustainable solutions for some of the region’s most pressing problems. A Satterberg Foundation Open Grant recipient, here are just a few examples of the outstanding… Read More Puget Sound Sage: Making Our Region Equitable and Sustainable for All