November 2017 Bar Bulletin
By Rice Baker Yeboah and Lori Buchsbaum
Three young men are “hanging out” in the lobby of Urban Impact, a nonprofit workspace in the Rainier Valley. When asked what they are doing, they say they are waiting for someone. Three days later, they are still there, hanging out, waiting, apparently for Godot.
What to do? If you are Dominique Davis, the stout, unreasonably committed, relentlessly positive former football coach and founder of the nonprofit, Community Passageways, you engage fully, find out who they are, what they need and how you can help.
When you learn they are on the streets, gang affiliated and already...