Rainier Community Center 2010

It all started here. In July 2010 we ran our very first work training program, which we called “Making the Band,” at Rainier Community Center in Columbia City. Our longtime friend Amanda Justen called us out of the blue to do a summer program with youth released from juvenile detention. Thus began a three-year long partnership with the King County Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration and YouthSource. Check out the track “Crazy” produced by the youth from our first program: “I been grinding so hard / trying to get these chips / but the system won’t change / and we can’t get rich / man it’s crazy.