Recruiting has started for Project LEAD 2022!

By United Way of King County, on October 29, 2021 | In Racial Equity

Project LEAD is one of the most important things United Way of King County does all year. It’s an intensive nonprofit board training program for those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color).

The opportunity to be in a (virtual) room surrounded by people who look and sound like you is not a common experience for BIPOC individuals living in King County. There is incredible power in this learning environment—and one we hope you join us for this year!

We are now recruiting for our Project LEAD class of 2022. If you identify as BIPOC and want to make a difference in our community, apply now. We value lived experience, passion and commitment to change, a desire to learn, and a dedication to being equity centered. Grow your network, learn new skills and maybe even find a nonprofit board to serve on.

Here’s what a few previous Project LEAD graduates had to say about why they made the investment for themselves:

“Project LEAD is an amazing opportunity to grow my knowledge of how to be a responsible and effective leader in my community. It is also a great way to meet likeminded people that want to help their communities as much as I do.”

Vanessa Villa

“I hope to see more collective organizing and power building in our community than just organizations working in silos. I hope to see more intentional intergenerational leadership and mentorship”

Thanh Nguyen

“I chose to participate in Project LEAD due to its strategic intentions to make a continued impact on the community through teaching and mentoring different faces of the community. Through its diversity initiative to make leaders, I find evidence that this will give the community, as well as myself opportunities for all to live in our community with many voices of color.”

LaHaunn Moore

Apply now to join us for Project LEAD. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact


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