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Collective Action Teams

SVP’s Collective Action Teams (CATs) are comprised of SVP Partners who are interested in investing in collaborative solutions to pressing problems in our community.  They meet on a regular basis to explore ways that SVP can bring our unique assets to strengthen and further collective efforts, and make two to six grants each year.

The CATs strive to further three community-wide goals:

  • All children enter kindergarten ready to learn
  • All students graduate from high school on time, ready to be successful at
    college or in a career
  • Puget Sound is a place where sustainable communities thrive, balancing growth with quality of life in our built and natural environments

These goals are the focus of SVP’s efforts at large, and are aligned with other nonprofits, funders, agencies and schools in the region.

Education Collective Action Team

SVP’s EduCAT looks for evolving opportunities to for SVP to participate in the community-wide efforts related to cradle to career education.  They also fund and support organizations leading and engaged in collective action initiatives, such as the Road Map Project and Eastside Pathways.

Environment Collective Action Team

The EnviroCAT is comprised of Partners who care passionately about the environment, with a keen awareness that issues like equity, health, and economic prosperity are also key elements to community sustainability.  They currently focus on collaboration, convening, and filling gaps to further efforts connected to Growing Transit Communities. The EnviroCAT also funds and supports organizations in this area.

Want to Get Involved?

Collective Action Team members rave about the camaraderie, the opportunity to work closely with nonprofits, and the systems level thinking they are able participate in.  If you’re interested in joining the EduCAT or EnviroCAT, please contact Mike Quinn.


Meet Partners currently serving on a Collective Action Team

Amy Pak

Amy HyunAh Pak has 20 years creating impact in Seattle through community organizing, mental health counseling with DV/SA certification. Pak consults with local schools and organizations on anti-racist trainings and family engagement.

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Dawn Trudeau

Dawn Trudeau spent over 20 years in the software industry in general management, product development, marketing, and business systems capacities. A former Microsoft Corporation executive she held a variety of leadership positions in her 14 year tenure, heading up divisions in Database and Development tools and Consumer Products. For the past 18 years she has helped emerging non-profits develop their capacity to deliver their programs with maximum effectiveness. Read More »




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