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Join us for Part 2 of Capacity Building with Race Equity Lens, where we will hear from The Delta Vision team of capacity building leaders including: Andrea Caupain, Byrd Barr PlaceAlice Fong, Center for Ethical LeadershipAnbar Mahar Sheikh, RVCLilliane Ballesteros, Latino Community FundJodi Nishioka, Communities Rise The Delta Vision team will be sharing their approaches to capacity building in communities of color. You will learn how each of these organizations offer a variety of capacity building support, in different ways to different communities. You will also will learn about the common threads that weave through all of their work and how together, they collectively weave a holistic tapestry of services to communities of color throughout the region. After learning from The Delta Vision team, we'll hear from the WA Women's Fdn Capacity Building Grant Committee. They'll share key takeaways from this pilot initiative and will announce the recipients of the Foundation’s first capacity building grants! All are welcome.Read on for speaker bios and more about their organizations:Alice Fong believes leadership development is a key to a healthy community and has integrated it into her work since the mid-90’s. She witnessed the transformational effects it has on people when we believe in them. In her career, she has co-created programs, turned organizations around, and coached leaders. Alice is known to be the "Go to" when it comes to discussing how to resolve issues and enjoys the invitation to help people build capacity for positive change. She is excited to lead the Center for Ethical Leadership. Leadership is love.The Center for Ethical Leadership is a think tank that convenes stakeholders to envision a world that thrives together. To cultivate leadership and build capacity for change, helping communities tap collective wisdom in service of the common good. This is accomplished through programming and consulting centered in values-based leadership, where we live, work, and play for adults and young people to build trust, connect across boundaries, and be courageous to co-create the common good that works for all.Anbar Mahar Sheikh (she/her/hers) is a capacity building lead at RVC and a life/career coach. Anbar has 15+ years of experience working in the nonprofit sector and has a deep passion for capacity building for nonprofits. In most of her career, she focused on nonprofit management and capacity building for the American Muslim community by working with the Council on American-Islamic Relations — California and Whitestone Foundation. RVC works with nonprofits organizations that are led by people of color (POC) or serve majority communities of color (COC) in South King County. Our mission is to promote social justice by cultivating leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. We do this through three core programs: fiscal sponsorship, fellowship program, and capacity building support.For 20 years, Andrea Caupain Sanderson has worked passionately to make a positive impact on issues of racial and social equity. As Byrd Barr Place’s chief executive officer since 2008, she has built a strong foundation for future growth by effectively leading the organization through critical change and innovation. She is currently engaging in the complex work of building more equitable, vibrant local economies. Through her work with Byrd Barr Place, she is supporting new approaches to services that benefit low-income people and small businesses in our region. Putting people, equity, and communities of color at the center of a movement to advance intergenerational well-being in Washington state. Andrea brings a strong sense of leadership and vision to Byrd Barr Place, an agency with a long legacy serving the community and providing lifeline services to the poor. Prior to Byrd Barr Place, she worked for four years for the Washington State Governor’s Commission on African-American Affairs, providing analysis and development on strategic legislative projects. Her work has also involved legislative work for the Washington State House of Representatives. She has an MPA and a bachelor’s degree from Evergreen State College.Byrd Barr Place: Founded as the Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP) in 1964, Byrd Barr Place offers essential human services for Seattle residents living on low incomes, including housing and energy assistance, healthy food, and personal finance programming with special attention to emergency situations like power shutoffs and evictions. As an agency historically serving the African American community in the Central District, Byrd Barr Place also supports critical community engagement centering Black voices as part of the Seattle Community of Practice, a collaboration of community organizations working together to address specific challenges for African Americans in Seattle and Washington State.Jodi Nishioka (she/her) has worked for over 20 years on behalf of low-income communities, particularly women, children and immigrant/refugee communities. She started her career as an attorney advocating for immigrant domestic violence survivors and single mothers fighting for child support in legal aid organizations in Boston and Honolulu. Jodi continued her work on behalf of women and children within state and city governments in Hawaii and Seattle and later with grassroots nonprofit organizations. Jodi enjoys her work because it combines her legal skills with her dedication to building power in communities of color and low-income communities. Jodi is also on the Board of Directors of JustLead Washington.Communities Rise works with organizations and small businesses in communities impacted by systemic oppression to increase their capacity and build power. We recognize the strength and resilience in our communities and support through peer learning, coaching, and legal services and trainings. We also work with community leaders in the broader nonprofit, public, and philanthropic sectors to create systemic change in the wider landscape.Lilliane Ballesteros is the Executive Director of the Latino Community Fund of WA State (LCF), where she was previously the Director of Development. Before joining LCF, Lilliane worked with Entre Hermanos, Mari’s Place for the Arts, and United Way. For over 10 years, she has collaborated with local leaders, youth, and her community to build out and implement on fund development goals in Washington state and her hometown of Los Angeles. She received her MPA from the Evans School at UW Seattle.The Latino Community Fund of Washington State (LCF) believes healthy and educated Latino families build vibrant local communities and economies in Washington State. LCF works to create a more vibrant Latino community through civic engagement, healthy families, arts and culture. At LCF we recognize the importance of identifying, sharing and advocating for what is working in the Latino community. Through our work we also cultivate new leaders, support cultural and community based non-profit organizations, and improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians.

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