The 4C Coalition

Mentoring Youth In King County

A Powerful Force for Change

The 4C Coalition is a community-based nonprofit founded in 1999 that helps Black and other youth of color succeed in school and in life. We offer one-on-one mentoring, group mentoring and tutoring to 12- to 17-year-olds in King County.

Participating students are matched with carefully trained Black adults who provide support, friendship, encouragement and advice. We want to make sure these youth graduate from high school—avoiding gangs, violence, addiction and prison — and then go to college, find meaningful employment and lead productive lives.

Culturally relevant approach

At 4C Coalition, we understand how race, equity and social justice impact our schools, families and communities. Our evidence-based programs start from a place of healing, acknowledging the chronic trauma that has impacted Black communities for generations. Our mentoring and tutoring programs are a proven approach to help mitigate this historic damage and show our young people a positive path forward.

Proven leader in mentoring

The 4C Coalition has served more than 2,000 youth in the past 20 years through one-on-one and group mentoring programs. Our caring staff and facilitators recruit and train Black adults from the local community who help at-risk students set and fulfill realistic educational and vocational goals. Along the way, our mentors provide support, counsel, friendship and a positive role model.

Changing lives!

Watch how Olivia turned around her life – thanks to mentoring support from 4C Coalition!

At 4C Coalition, our programs build trust, instill pride and encourage competence with the help of adult mentors from the community.

See more success stories

Thanks to our partners

King County
Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement
United Way of King County
Seattle Public Schools

Find out the latest from 4C Coalition

  • India Association of Western Washington supports 4C
    The India Association of Western Washington recently donated $2,500 to the 4C Coalition to provide incentives to youth. “We are blessed beyond words for the support of the people from the India Association who have stepped up to provide tutoring for 4C youth,” said Hazel Cameron, executive director, 4C Coalition. “This wonderful organization and the […]
  • 4C Coalition receives $50,000 grant from Seattle Foundation
    The 4C Coalition was recently awarded a grant of $50,000 from the Seattle Foundation. The grant is part of the Seattle Foundation’s commitment to focus more on racial equity by targeting grants to Black-led nonprofit organizations in King County who are serving the Black community. Founded in 1999, the 4C Coalition is a Seattle-area nonprofit […]