Leadership to End Domestic Violence
New Beginnings was founded in 1976 by a small group of passionate community activists as Seattle’s first organization dedicated to ending domestic violence. 47 years later and through our community’s unwavering commitment, New Beginnings continues to lead the way—providing life-changing, life-saving support to survivors of all genders, plus prevention education and professional training to thousands each year.
Our Mission and Vision
New Beginnings envisions a world free of violence and oppression, reflected in peaceful relationships and communities. We empower survivors and mobilize community awareness and action to end domestic violence.
Building Equitable Community
Promoting equity through all aspects of our work is as central to New Beginnings’ mission as promoting equitable intimate relationships. We pledge our commitment to ongoing learning and action to advance racial equity as a strategy to achieve equity and justice for all. In doing so, we will promote and amplify the voices and leadership of those whom inequity has impacted the most. As we support women, the LGBTQI+ community and immigrants, we will ensure that the voices and perspectives of people of color within these communities are centered in order to decrease systemic barriers. These voices and perspectives will also be centered within our commitment to challenge the larger systems that create and reinforce oppression.
Call for Candidates
As New Beginnings charts its future, there is tremendous opportunity to enhance services and build an informed community that is prepared to prevent and stop abuse. To help us grow into the next era of New Beginnings’ mission, we need your ideas, courage and wisdom to lead us forward!
Candidates for the Board should:
- Be passionate about gender and racial justice and want to support these core values in our organization.
- Be committed to sharing their time, resources and know-how to support a dynamic organization.
Plus, we are focused on increasing the diversity on our Board to reflect the diversity and experiences of the community we serve. We are intentionally seeking candidates who bring:
- Racial diversity
- Socioeconomic diversity
- LGBTQ+ and immigrant identities
- Age diversity, with a special emphasis on candidates 35 on down and 50 on up
- The experience of being personally impacted by domestic violence
Click here to read about the responsibilities of Board members and the application process.
Interested or know someone who might be? Please complete our Board of Directors Application.
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