Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement

Voices For Change Speaker Series: March – April

Join us for Voices For Change Speaker Series

Hear From A Distinguished Subject Matter Expert: Dr. Kenika S. Holloway – Activating Wellness Within

  1. March 21, 6 – 7:30 pm
  2. March 28, 6 – 7:30 pm
  3. April 4, 6 – 7:30 pm
  4. April 11, 6 – 7:30 pm

Open To The General Public

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Dr. Kenika S. Holloway has been a licensed professional counselor for more than 15 years. As the owner of Activating Wellness Within, a private counseling practice, she meets with clients online to support them with a variety of issues. Dr. Holloway earned her bachelor’s degree at Florida A&M University and both her master’s and doctoral degree from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. She specialized in marriage and family counseling.

We’re excited for you to join us!

Voices for Change Speaker Series Tuesday, May 30 6-7 PM

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Dial by your location (253) 215-8782 Meeting ID: 842 1446 75714

When is the last time you saw Whoopi Goldberg, Wendy Williams, Mo’Nique, Michelle Obama, Cher, Fantasia and FLOTUS Melania Trump together in one evening’s performance? Well, all you need to do is catch the Sylvia Traymore Morrison Show the next time she’s in town.

Originally from Washington, D.C., and currently residing in Maryland, Dr. Sylvia Traymore Morrison is the first renowned Black Female Impressionist in the history of this great nation.

Since impressively hosting “Roast of the Champ” for Muhammad Ali at the legendary Apollo Theater, Sylvia was offered a job as an associate-writer for Saturday Night Live. She has performed with countless entertainers including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Gladys Knight, Robin Williams, Jeffery Osbourne, Jerry Seinfeld, Chaka Khan, Rosie O’Donnell, and Dick Gregory, just to name a few.

At the exclusive request of Whitney Houston, Morrison became the opening act for Houston’s “The Greatest Love World Tour” in over 23 cities. She recently returned from Las Vegas joining Comedian Mo’Nique on her residency where George Wallace spotted her in action and invited her to do his show.

Morrison released her first book, based on her life, entitled Almost There, Almost: The Many Faces of Sylvia Traymore Morrison. which chronicles her life’s journey in the entertainment industry.

Because of this rich history she recently received her first honorary doctorate degree. Sylvia’s honors also include the 2013 Living on Laughter Gospel Comedy Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Indie Author Legacy Awards where she received the 2017 Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award.

After 50 years in the entertainment business, Sylvia continues to perform and grace stages around the country. Her latest book Jellybeans From Heaven is on Amazon, in stores around the country and is garnering conversation across the country. She is a lot of fun to watch!

April 5 event: Grandmothers Against Gun Violence

Join Grandmothers Against Gun Violence as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at an event on Thursday, April 5, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts Street, Seattle.

Special guest speakers include interim Seattle police chief Carmen Best. There will be light refreshments, exhibits and music. The event is free, but please RVSP to

More details here.

Our Best Launch

Our Best Launch

On January 12, 2018, Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement launched Our Best: Black Male Achievement Mentoring Campaign to a capacity audience at Broadway Performance Hall at Seattle Central College. On the program were Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Susan L.Taylor, founder and CEO of the National CARES Movement, along with others from the education, social services and faith community. Photos and videos capture the tremendous outpouring of support from our local Seattle community.

Susan L. Taylor with Seattle CARES (Part 1)

Susan L. Taylor with Seattle CARES (Part 2)

Romell Witherspoon with Seattle CARES

Mayor Jenny Durkan with Seattle CARES

Anthony Shoecraft with Seattle CARES