Dear Friends, Bell Hooks once said, “Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world.” I came to NAC four years ago because I wanted to help create … Continue reading Executive Director’s Special Announcement
Written in collaboration with Para Los Niños de Highline Founded by and for immigrant parents in 2003, Para Los Niños de Highline (For the Children of Highline) brings together South King County Latino families to transform our communities and schools to create academic and life success for every Latino student. At Para Los Niños (PLN), … Continue reading Organizational Spotlight: Para Los Niños de Highline
Join the NAC team as our new Deputy Director! This position will serve as a strategic leader to oversee the on-going effectiveness of the organization in achieving NAC’s mission. The Deputy Director will ensure the integrity of the organization in all aspects of its operations, supervise programs and operations staff, and lead the Thought Partnership … Continue reading NAC is hiring!
We are so excited to announce the members of our 2018 Seattle-based Capacity Building Cohort! The Capacity Building Cohort is the flagship program of NAC, offering knowledge, skills, and access to a network of inspiring peers navigating similar challenges and hopes in their work for equity and social justice in their community. Year after year, … Continue reading 2018 Cohort Organizations
Each program at the Austin Foundation has a Word of the Day or daily theme, such as “perseverance,” “balance,” or “patience.” These themes dictate the activities and exercises that youth engage in throughout the afternoon, bringing together a holistic approach to health and fitness that includes physical, emotional, mental, and social components. The Austin Foundation … Continue reading Organizational Spotlight: The Austin Foundation
NAC is excited to announce the launch of our 2018 Capacity-Building Cohort, with the generous support of the City of Seattle. Applications are due February 20th, and we will host two Information Sessions in late January at our Seattle office (details below). Our flagship cohort offers a tested, intensive 9-month capacity building experience with the … Continue reading The 2018 Cohort application is open!
As you may have noticed, we've been in the process of moving and expanding offices. We're so excited to announce our new Seattle location, right on the heels of moving into our new Kent office. Please be patient with us as we get settled over the next few weeks. Seattle Office 3642 33rd Ave S, … Continue reading Moving and expanding
World Mind Creation Academy (WMCA) is a participant of NAC’s 2017 cohort program, funded by the City of Seattle and the Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation. This program provides individualized coaching and an in-depth work plan that caters to the organization’s specific wants and needs over the course of a year. In addition, it creates an environment … Continue reading Organizational Spotlight: World Mind Creation Academy
NAC is one of the TA providers for community-based organizations applying for Best Starts for Kids funding. For over 17 years, a major component of NAC’s work has been providing technical assistance to help hundreds of community-based organizations successfully apply for funding to continue their critical work. Our staff and consultant team partner with organizations to … Continue reading Technical Assistance offered to BSK applicants
Written by Morgan Wells, NAC Capacity-Building Program Manager Small nonprofit life has always been challenging, especially for organizations of color, but this has been significantly compounded by a time in our history that shows plainly how far we are from our destination, from the fair and just communities we are fighting for. Nothing gives me … Continue reading Organizational Spotlight: GAME