by Susan Fried
Families who went to Rainier Beach Action Coalition’s Back2School Bash, in its 20th year, found more than just free school supplies — a host of services and vendors, food, and entertainment around supporting and celebrating children and families in Rainier Beach.
Continue reading PHOTO ESSAY | Scenes From the Rainier Beach Back2School Bash 2023
by Lauryn Bray
Under bright skies and flowing music, food stands, and an emcee introducing a steady flow of performances, nearly 2,000 people filled the plaza and grounds of the Rainier Beach Community Center at Rainier and Henderson on Saturday.
After 20 years, the family-friendly Back2School Bash, where backpacks and school supplies are distributed, has grown to become a ritual for the Rainier Beach community, like a harvest festival in the city that signifies abundance, creativity, and a fresh start to a brand-new school year.
Continue reading Rainier Beach Action Coalition Throws 20th Annual Back2School Bash
by Lauryn Bray
On Saturday, Aug. 27, Rainier Beach Action Coalition (RBAC) will hold their 19th annual Back2School Bash at the Rainier Beach Community Center Plaza from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Led by community organizer and founder of Changing Habits and Motivating Personal Self-Esteem (CHAMPS) Danielle Jackson, the 19th annual event will give out free backpacks full of school supplies and other educational resources to students as they enter the 2022–2023 school year. Food and entertainment will also be provided.
Continue reading Rainier Beach Action Coalition’s Annual Back2School Bash Is Back in Full Effect