Greetings! Welcome to the In the Zone Newsletter---your monthly peek into the Renton Innovation Zone Partnership (RIZP)! We're here to provide you with resources, news, community opportunities and more!
While our families, students and community partners continue to make the decisions that are in the best interest of their health, we strongly encourage the continued support to those that are most in need. During a health-related outbreak like the COVID-19, we continue to act out of an abundance of caution to protect everyone’s health and well-being.
In an effort to assist families in need during this crisis, we created a services and resource guide. This guide includes programming, meal sites, educational resources, financial assistance and more. These documents are public facing and you are able to edit. Please update with resources you know about and are local to our community.
The Renton Innovation Zone Partnership (RIZP) has hired an Communications & Marketing Intern and her name is Rhyan Benning, an incoming Senior at Renton High School! Rhyan started in the beginning of August and will be working closely with our Assistant Director of Communications & Development and Operations Manager. Her role consists of learning how to make meaningful relationships, developing new marketing strategies, creating innovative visuals, administration duties and much more!
What are you passionate about? As of right now my passions are getting myself a car and supporting Black Lives Matter.
What's your secret talent that no one knows about you? Honestly, I don't have one : (
What's the best advice you were ever given and who was it from? "Don't just wish for it, work for it." Bob Hurlbut, Founder of Rainier Scholars
What book are you reading now? One Person, No Vote ~ how not all voters are treated equally ~ by Carol Anderson
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? I would go to Africa because I just know it would be a breath-taking experience for me and I just have to experience it for myself.
What's your favorite thing to do to unwind after a busy day?
Eat a good meal with a good movie or tv show to watch with it.
RIZP Funding Updates!
The Albertsons Foundation has awarded the RIZP $50,000 to support our food pantries and continue providing our families access to fresh and healthy food. Additional information on the expansion of our food pantries will be provided at a later time.
Our Fresh Food Pantry Continues!
The Skyway Fresh Food Pantry will continue on Tuesdays through the end of August. A replacement is in the works for September. Families can expect to pre-order food boxes similar to the ones they've been receiving at the pantry. More details to come soon.