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The FW Black Collective

In 2018, a group of determined community leaders formed the FW Black Collective, also known as FWBC, with a clear mission to empower and unite the black community in Federal Way, Washington, and South King County. They are dedicated to addressing crucial issues such as service disparities, equitable needs,  and other social justice issues such as law enforcement’s use of excessive force. In 2020, the FWBC became a 501c3 non-profit organization, fully committed to providing impactful and culturally responsive social programs to meet the needs of the Federal Way black community.

The FW Black Collective has already made a significant difference in the lives of many individuals and inspired others to follow their lead. The collective comprises individuals who have lived experiences similar to the communities they serve.  Though the FW Black Collective centers the needs and voice of the black community, all are welcome.  FWBC uses strengths-focused and evidence-based bottom-up strategies created by surveying the community, analyzing data, and partnering with other organizations that share their mission and values. FWBC leadership has over 50 years of combined experience in community work and advocacy in the human service field, with deep community knowledge and extensive expertise to empower and uplift the people who mentored, supported, and raised them.

Our Mission

The Federal Way Black Collective passionately commits to creating a future where communities of color thrive by advocating for social justice, equality, and empowerment. We strive to eliminate systemic racism and discrimination through education, community engagement, and policy reform. Our mission is to amplify the voices of black individuals and communities while fostering unity and collaboration among diverse groups. Through our passionate efforts, we aim to create lasting change, ensuring that every person of color has the opportunity to flourish and contribute to the betterment of society.

Our Vision

The Federal Way Black Collective envisions a future where communities of color survive and thrive. We see a society where everyone has equal access to opportunities, resources, and support regardless of race or ethnicity. Our vision is a world where systemic barriers are eliminated, and communities of color are empowered to reach their full potential, fostering a vibrant and inclusive society for all.