New Economy Washington Frontline Community Fellows

In partnership with Front and Centered, and originally funded by Communities of Opportunity, the New Economy Washington (NEW) Frontline Community Fellowship program supports entrepreneurs from Black, Indigenous, and communities of color who are integrating the principles and practice of a Just Transition. Each fellowship project aims to have a community impact; demonstrates core principles of democracy and self-determination, environmental sustainability, and equity; and creates shared economic well-being for communities. The collective vision is bold, innovating and originating out of BIPOC communities, supported by a growing community of BIPOC thought partners, social impact entrepreneurs, investors for good, policy advocates, and creatives.

Each cohort is chosen by a selection committee. The selection committee members provided the community insight and perspectives necessary to the Fellowship program’s success.

2022 Frontline Community Fellows

Close-up photo portrait of Shamso

Shamso Issak

Living Well Kent Collaborative

Maria Guadalupe Ramirez

Duwamish Valley Affordable Housing Coalition

Stephanie and Dana stand next to each other in a park, their hands folded in a prayer position.

Stephanie Ung & Dana Wu

Khmer Community of Seattle King County

2021 Frontline Community Fellows

Asia Tail

Yəhaw̓ Project

Analia Bertoni

Villa Communitaria

Mark Jones, Ph.D

Sunyata Group

Ariel Bangs

Plant-Based Food Share

Lata Ahmed

Drivers Union project

Professional photo portrait of Lizzy Baskerville

Elizabeth Baskerville

Danny Woo Community Garden, Earthling design LLC

Joycelyn Chui

CID and environmental justice community


Njuguna’s Program Description

Driver’s Union

Plant Based Food Share

Restaurant 2 Garden

Villa Comunitaria