About

What We Do

First Five Years & Beyond (FFYB) provides parents with the skills, tools and resources needed to support their children. Our focus is early learning, Youth Development and Family Engagement with the understanding that parents who have social connection, knowledge of child development, and connection to resources, thrive and are in a better position to support their children in early brain development and beyond.

FFYB became an operation supports partner of Rainier Valley Corps (RVC) in the spring of 2019. As a partner, we receive a variety of capacity building support including fiscal management, Human Resources, Board Development, and organizational assessment

Parents who have social connection, knowledge of child development, and connection to resources, thrive and are in a better position to support their children in early brain development and beyond.

Our Mission

To create an environment where the families we serve have the tools, knowledge, and confidence to advocate for their children throughout their journey in education.

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Our Values

Racial equity, transparency, collaboration, honoring community culture, cultivating long-term relationships, holistic well-being of the family, and healthy growth of children and families.


We are culturally responsive. We have strong community support, a deep understanding of the community we serve, a passion for our work, and we are forward thinking.

Impact

Provided screening opportunities for over 70 children under the age of 5

Board Members

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Janet Kalonji

Executive Director

After moving from Liberia in 1998 to the United States, Janet has become a community leader and advocate for youth for over 20 years.

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Charles Kalonji

Board Member

As a mortgage loan officer for over 10 years, Charles helps to guide the finances and contributes to the financial education for young people.

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Kimberly Hollins

Board Chair

With a Master or Ed., Kimberly is our lead instructor, curriculum designer, and head teacher for FFYB.

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Rebecca Snider

Board Secretary

Bio coming soon! 

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