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We are Washington Building Leaders of Change (WA-BLOC).
We ignite transformation and build intergenerational leaders of change

through transformative education and social justice leadership development.
Our Theory
of Change
We design programs to build strong, literate, and empowered scholars prepared to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation and world.
We partner with local public schools,
community partners, students and families, to create a collective vision for equitable education that is culturally responsive, trauma-informed and restorative.
Our Response to COVID-19

In response to schools closing as a result of COVID-19, WA-BLOC began its Feed the Beach effort on Friday, 
March 13, 2020 to bring food justice to students and families 
in the Rainier Beach neighborhood.  We fundraised $50k to sustain this effort through mid-June 2020. WA-BLOC reinvested all $50k into the Black and Brown restaurants, caterers and chefs in South East Seattle that prepared the meals for the bi-weekly Feed the Beach event, hosted at the Rainier Beach Community Center Plaza.  Since March 13, over 7,000 hot meals were distributed to students and families in the Rainier Beach community as a result of our rapid-response programming.

QUICK NUMBERS
$50,00
7,000
reinvested into black 
and brown restaurants
hot meals
distributed
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Blog

New Restorative Justice Team Member!

Date Published: 2/19/2021

Afam Ayika, an EPIC organizer who was leading...

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Summer BLOC Organizing

Date Published: 9/22/2020

In June, WA-BLOC partnered with the youth-led...

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A Look Back at the 2019-2020 School Year

Date Published: 6/2/2020

During our 2019-2020 school year programming at...

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