ABOUT US

Since 2002, the Act Six initiative has equipped more than 600 underrepresented students across the Pacific Northwest to succeed in college, grow as leaders, and connect with each other back home to create positive change in their communities.
Degrees of Change works with community affiliates and college partners to expand the reach of Act Six, while helping communities and colleges across the country create their own local programs based on our proven cohort-based, leadership-focused college success models.
  • OUR MISSION

    We help communities and colleges equip students to learn together through college and lead together back home.
  • OUR VISION

    Vibrant communities sustained by a fabric of diverse, educated, and connected leaders.  College campuses equipped to prepare diverse students for a globalizing world.
  • OUR MEANS

    We combine scholarship incentives with leadership training and support.  We help our partners identify and train diverse teams of students who love their communities, then send them to college together and encourage them to return and lead together after graduation.
  • OUR MOTIVATION

    We love our communities and want to see them thrive in all their diversity. As people of faith, our work is motivated by Christian convictions that include a deep commitment to working across differences for equity and justice. We engage broad coalitions of organizations in the faith community and the public sector to create the kind of impact that everyone can believe in.