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Refugee & Immigrant Youth Advisory Council (RIYAC) Member Invitation!!

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ORGANIZATION: Communities of Rooted Brilliance

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Consider joining the Refugee & Immigrant Advisory Council (RIYAC) for its sixth year! Since its beginning, the RIYAC’s mission to inform and advocate for the Newcomer and Immigrant community in King County, by engaging students and parents to solve highlighted challenges to make our new communities a better place to live and thrive. In 2022, focus for the RIYAC will be on health, education, and transportation.

Why become an Advisory Council member?

Becoming a Council member offers both personal and professional benefits:

  • Improve equity and inclusiveness in King County
  • Gain community organizing, advocacy, and leadership skills
  • Network with other young people and community leaders
  • Receive a yearly member stipend of $500 for your participation

Eligibility Requirements for Advisory Council members:

  • Refugee or immigrant status, or a child of a refugee/immigrant.
  • Commit to RIYAC meetings and community events (estimated commitment: 60-70 hours total, no more than 5 hours per month)
  • Ages 14-25 years old
  • King County resident
  • Have a demonstrated passion for change and community leadership
  • Able to make a year commitment.


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About Communities of Rooted Brilliance


1265 S. Main Street, Suite 309, Seattle, WA 98144, US

Mission Statement

Communities of Rooted Brilliance (CRB) partners with newcomer communities and helps them thrive through educational opportunities and social support services, while also honoring their traditional customs..


We began in 2009, then known as the Coalition for Refugees from Burma. Our work at that time centered around helping refugees from Burma survive the trauma of resettlement from a jungle war zone or detention camp to an extremely dissimilar urban culture.

Over time, we found that our work was deeply needed within many newcomer communities, so our mission adapted and we changed our name to Communities of Rooted Brilliance to better reflect our partnerships.

CRB helps newcomer communities heal, grow, and thrive through our early learning, youth engagement, and family support programs. Our work is centered around three foundational concepts.

  1. The families we serve are partners in our work, and we continually seek out their knowledge and wisdom on the services we offer.
  2. Our programs are always education-based because we believe that education is the way to a healthier and happier future.
  3. We honor and recognize that dedicated leadership exists within each community, and we partner with these leaders to serve their communities in culturally responsive ways.

Since 2009, we have proudly partnered with about 500 South King County residents annually. Today, we continue to provide programming to engage the whole family, from pre-kindergarten to adulthood.


Board Development
Children & Youth
Board Development, Children & Youth, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Seattle, WA 98146



  • Youth Services
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 60-70 total, no more than 5 hours in a month
  • Authorization to work in U.S. and get compensation

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