- Conversation on Race
UBC has a group that meets on the first Monday evening of each month to share a potluck while studying and discussing how we can become more aware of and dismantle institutional and individual racism. The group studies such topics as white privilege, the school-to-prison pipeline, and how to be effective anti-racist activists and allies. We also partner with other anti-racist organizations to take action within the conversation about issues of race in our community and the nation. This group has also plans excursions to events in the broader community on the topic of race equity.
- Supporting YouthCare
YouthCare is a youth shelter and assistance center in North Seattle that has deep historic ties to University Baptist Church. As part of UBC’s ongoing mission of support for homeless and at-risk youth, we collect supplies (clothing, gift cards, sleeping bags, alarm clocks, personal hygiene items) and cash donations to support YouthCare. (Click here to read about UBC’s 45 year history supporting YouthCare.)
- Tutoring with the Coalition for Refugees from Burma
UBC volunteers travel to Kent every Thursday to work with Burmese adults and families learning how to negotiate both basic as well aas vital conversations in English. The English language learners served by the Coalition for Refugees from Burma span generations and represent different ethnic groups among the peoples of Burma. Their courage and determination are inspiring. Our volunteer tutors tell us that they gain as much from this experience as they give.