Programs & Services
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Rental Assistance

We partnered with the City of Spokane to provide $700,000 of rental and utility assistance so far, with an additional $950,000 to be distributed in 2022. Our goal is to increase housing stability and prevent evictions, with resources specifically focused on communities of color. 

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Business Support

We provide technical and financial support to local Black businesses to remove barriers to success and promote sustainability. We formed the Black Business & Professional Alliance, the Black Business Support Team and created an online Black Business Directory at blackspokane.com.

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Student Tech Fund

We partnered with Comcast to provide technology and supplies to students who struggled with remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to prevent students of color from falling further behind.

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COVID-19 Services

We provided access to COVID-19 education, resources and testing. We also partnered with the Native Project, Terrain, the Spokane Minister's Fellowship and Freedom Project East to provide COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

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Legal Access

We partnered with The Way to Justice and the Spokane Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyer's Program to provide a community legal clinic. We plan to have monthly clinics in the coming year.

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Community Outreach

We participate in community events throughout the year, including Juneteenth, Unity in the Community, East Central Community Celebration and Santa Clause joined us at this year's Riverfront Park Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Community Events
Black Prisoners Caucus Family and Community Summit
Black Prisoners Caucus Summit
Black Prisoners Caucus Summit

September 2019

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Black Prisoners Caucus Summit
Black Prisoners Caucus Summit

September 2019

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Film Screenings and Workshops
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Film Screenings and Workshops
Film Screenings and Workshops

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Carl Maxey Center 2019 Year in Review: 
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Shades of Me Art Show
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Black Business Expo
Black Business Expo 2018
Black Business Expo 2018

Sponsored by Friends of the Black Lens

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Black Business Expo
Black Business Expo

February 2019

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Black Business Expo 2018
Black Business Expo 2018

Sponsored by Friends of the Black Lens

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