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Prosperity. Ownership. Wellness, Empowerment. And Resiliency. The P.O.W.E.R. Council works with the community to find solutions for better community health, economic opportunities, and stronger community connections. 

What is the P.O.W.E.R. Council?

Our goal is to become a community POWER building org. Power for us means Prosperity. Ownership. Wellness, Empowerment. And Resiliency. We aspire to work with the community to develop a shared agenda and decision-making processes that support the development and implementation of solutions to better community health, more economic opportunities, and stronger community connections.

Who is on the P.O.W.E.R. Council. 

In partnership with our B2L community, health and wellness partners or P.O.W.E.R Partners will be U.W. Physicians Clinic, Virginia Mason Franciscan Healthcare, King County Public Health, Livia Behavioral Health Services, and a host of other advocates for B2L. The P.O.W.E.R Council is comprised of healthcare organizations, community based partners, and  independent BIPOC mental, behavioral health, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consultants.

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Phase 1

The POWER Council is taking a three-phase approach to community voice, community empowerment, and community healing. This month we are moving into the first phase, which started with a P.O.W.E.R Partners Convening in January of 2023.

Listening Sessions

Design, develop, and facilitate ten community centric listening sessions, where BIPOC youth, young adults, and other community members with diverse lived experiences will be invited to share feedback that will inform our program design and implementation strategy. 


Develop a survey to collect information about best practices and lessons learned from providers and partners working in spaces to promote wellness by impacting three key social determinants of health: (1) health care services; (2) increasing educational opportunities  (3) increasing social and community supports.

Community Council

Recruit a diverse group of 15-20 BIPOC community members to join our Community Council. The community council is a collective of BIPOC youth, young adults and adults who will work alongside our P.O.W.E.R partners to cultivate a health and wellness initative for Build 2 Lead

P.O.W.E.R Conference

Convene a second, annual P.O.W.E.R. Conference where we provide Community members with immersive and hands on opportunities to build generational greatness. The P.O.W.E.R. Conference include career fairs and workshops topics including: mental health, physical fitness, pathways to a career in healthcare, and so much more. 

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“It was a beautiful event filled with joy, opportunity, connections, community, celebrations and love! It was a powerful vibe,”

- Najmah Messiah
(Community member) 

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