Front and Centered, a coalition of over 60 grassroots organizations based in and led by communities of color, has created a Frontline Response Fund to provide immediate and direct assistance for our grantees working to respond to the crisis throughout Washington State due to the financial, social and health impacts of the Coronavirus.

Our Purpose

Front and Centered (formerly Communities of Color for Climate Justice) is a statewide coalition of organizations and groups rooted in communities of color and people with lower incomes; we’re on the frontlines of economic and environmental change. As thought leaders and organizers we build our agenda and strength with our grassroots community. Together we build power and capacity for a Just Transition that centers equity and is led by people of color.

Environmental Justice

Clean Air, Clean Water, Healthy Communities

Communities of color are coming together to develop solutions to climate and environmental disparities

Recent Posts

SW WA exerts EJ organizing muscle

SW WA exerts EJ organizing muscle

“Environmental Justice is recognizing and fighting against institutionalized systems of discrimination”. – Jorge Ceullar, Vancouver area high school student Front & Centered members in Southwest Washington are actively focused on making environmental justice a state policy priority. At the Washington’s Environmental Justice Task Force (WAEJTF) third public meeting, which took place in Vancouver, WA on

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Yakima EJ Communities Rising

Yakima EJ Communities Rising

“We need a government that is truly of, by, and for the people. That means being represented by elected officials who share the experience and values of the collective whole. It’s having government agencies enforce public health laws without fear of repercussions from powerful polluting industries. And very critically, it’s when government goes to the

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What we’re fighting for in Olympia in 2020

What we’re fighting for in Olympia in 2020

In the 2019 Legislative Session, Front and Centered made many strides to advance equitable statewide climate policy thanks to the strength of our coalition and allies. The HEAL Act took Olympia by storm, we created the first ever WA State environmental justice taskforce and helped develop and pass the most equitable 100% Clean Energy policy

Principles for Climate Justice

– Acknowledge that past policies and decisions maintain a system of injustice –

– Follow the leadership, knowledge and expertise of communities disproportionately impacted –

– Use racial and economic analysis to drive decisions –

– Use targeted strategies that create benefits for all –

– Create net environmental and economic benefits for communities of color and people with lower incomes –

Our Members

21 Progress
Alliance for a Just Society
Asia Pacific Cultural Center
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Asian Pacific Island Coalition Yakima Valley Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Engagement
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Pierce County
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Snohomish County Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition South Puget Sound Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Spokane Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition King County Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition statewide organization
Casa Latina
Casa Latina
Central District Arts Forum
Centro Integral Educativo Latino de Olympia
Centro Latino Children’s Alliance
Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees, and Communities of Color
Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
Community Alliance for Global Justice
Community to Community
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition / TAG
El Centro de la Raza
El Comité de Derechos Humanos de Forks
Entre Hermanos
Environmental Professionals of Color – Seattle
FEEST Seattle
Filipino American Political Action Group of Washington
Got Green
Hilltop Urban Gardens
InterIm CDA
Japanese American Citizens League Seattle
Khalsa Gurmat Center
Latino Community Fund
Loving Kindness Meditation Center – Tu Tam Temple
Mother Africa
Multicultural Self Sufficiency Movement
Na’ah Illahee Fund
NAACP – Seattle King County Chapter
NAACP – Tacoma Chapter
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum- Seattle Chapter
Native Youth Leadership Alliance
Nonprofit Assistance Center
Organization of Chinese Americans
Progreso: Latino Progress
Puget Sound Sage
Rajana Society
Refugee & Immigrant Services NW
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
Southwest WA LULAC Council 47013
Statewide Poverty Action Network
Tigrai Community
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Urban League, Tacoma
Washington CAN!
Washington State Budget & Policy Center
Women of Color Speak Out
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience