About the 4C Coalition


Mentoring and Support Services for Vulnerable Youth of Color


Spiritual Leadership
The core foundation upon which we exist. Clergy support is paramount in providing the necessary grounding and guidance in our much needed daily work.

Community Support
They represent everything we strive to influence. Their encouragement and giving allows us to provide the critical Mentoring & Training services required to make the measurable difference … for the present and future!

Youth Development
Ensuring long-term life skills growth and independent strength … a tangible investment in our youth’s future.

Don and Hazel Cameron with 4C youth

Our name reflects our mission

The 4C Coalition was named after our organizational pillars: Clergy, Community, Children-Youth Coalition. We were founded in 1999 to meet the urgent need to provide vulnerable youth with mentors. Over the years, more than 20,000 youth have participated in our programs.

Learn about our history.

4C Coalition partners

Building strategic partnerships

Collaboration is at the root of our success. When we started in 1999, we partnered with Seattle Public Schools, King County Department of Juvenile Services, Washington State’s Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration, Big Brothers, Big Sisters and several churches. Today our partner list includes Casey Family Programs, United Way of King County, University of Washington, Seattle Foundation, faith communities and many others.

Read about our partners.

4C Coalition volunteers

Volunteer with 4C

The 4C Coalition is seeking volunteers who feel passionately about changing young lives for the better. If you have time to assist us – in the office or at events – or would like to raise community awareness about our services, we would love to talk to you.

Contact us about volunteer opportunities.

I mentor because…
“I’ve been mentoring kids for a long time. So, what’s most rewarding to me is seeing some of the youth that I mentored 25 to 30 years ago living successful lives as adults. Some of them have played pro sports and some are now doctors, lawyers, and successful business men and women.”

Nicholas Abraham — 4C Coalition mentor