We routinely host meetings, engage with local leaders, collaborate with other community-based organizations and hold events that coincide with the advancement of the City of Federal Way. Through these programs, we continue to build a network of community partners and participants who are driven by policy and action.
SOUTH KING EMOTIONAL WELLNESS LEAGUE (SKEWL)
Social Justice Partnership
South King Emotional Wellness League (SKEWL) was formed in partnership with Disability Rights Washington, the NAACP- South King County, and Public Health-South King County to address the emotional well-being of historically marginalized communities in South King County most impacted by COVID-19 and police violence, and provide free mental health resources from BIPOC therapists.
To access services, please register here.
WASHINGTON FOR BLACK LIVES
We are proud to be part of the Washington for Black Lives Coalition (WA4BL), a Black-led, multiracial coalition that works to mobilize the underrepresented communities of Washington through civic engagement, organization and education. We elevate marginalized voices as well as representatives and candidates that champion our agenda as a community. To find out more, please visit washingtonforblacklives.org.
SMALL BUSINESS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (SBTA)
Runs until November 2020.
Our SBTA program brings access to resources and support to small businesses in Federal Way in response to Covid-19. This program runs as a small-site service centre that enables small business owners to apply for grants in order to be eligible for funds through the Department of Commerce.
GROWING YOUR ROOTS (FARM PROJECT)
Recent Partnership Program
Growing Your Roots is a partnership program run by FWBC and the Pacific Islander Community Association (PICA). This is an interactive holistic community engagement project that connects youth with their environment. We believe that connecting youth with agriculture matters. By having each participant learn how to grow fresh foods, they can harvest their own crops and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle.
COMMUNITY COALITIONS & EMPOWERMENT PROJECT (CCEP)
Runs until December 2021.
We provide positive communal spaces for families to come together, connect and heal through a holistic process that authentically serves families and ensures that each child in the program has a healthy development in early years.
Find out more and sign up here.
WASHINGTON CENSUS ALLIANCE
Census takes place every ten years.
FWBC has a partnership with the Washington Census Alliance, providing outreach opportunities for the 2020 Census, and advancing civic engagement activities that are culturally responsive. In addition, FWBC ensures that black community members in Federal Way understand their rights and also the importance of voicing out their concerns.
FWBC COAT DRIVE
For the past two years, FWBC has partnered with the City of Federal Way and various small business owners to collect coats and donate to MultiService Center and the Federal Way Day Center during the months of November through January.
FWBC ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS
After COVID-19 shut down the City of Federal Way, FWBC initiated a client support service, where we assist clients with connecting to resources during this challenging time. It primarily focuses on ensuring residents have contact with trusted community-based organizations as well as connections to valuable services such as Rent Assistance, Employee Rights, Energy Assistance, Civic Engagement, Mental Health Check-ins, and other referrals.
This is a volunteer-based project that assists low-income youth who cannot afford to attend prom. It primarily focuses on giving each youth a great experience and the prom being a part of their memories that they will forever cherish.
Episodes take place every Thursday.
FWBC runs a livestream show called Thursday Thoughts that connects communities of color and shares stories that build solidarity. This show brings civic engagement and information to the forefront of the conversation on a weekly basis and has ran over 100 episodes.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Youth and Family-focused
The YDP program focuses on providing strategies to black youth and multi-generational families that enable them to build towards success and eradicate the school-to-prison pipeline. It also has an empowerment and civic engagement component that is grounded on leadership strategies that help youth gain various skills.