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We prepare diverse, homegrown leaders to succeed in college and career in order to build more vibrant and equitable communities.
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Why A College Degree Still Matters

In an era of doom-and-gloom headlines about higher education, we simply cannot overlook the enduring value of a college degree. Earning a degree remains a game-changer, especially for the young leaders Degrees of Change serves,…

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70 Students Selected for Seed Internships 2024 Cohort

Our Seed Internships program continues to thrive. After receiving 900 applicants earlier this year, we have selected 70 Seed interns for this year’s summer cohort. These exceptional students, representing multiple U.S. colleges, have been matched…

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61 Student Leaders Earn the Final Act Six Scholarships

We are thrilled to announce that 60 emerging young leaders from Tacoma-Seattle, Portland-Salem, Yakima Valley, and Minneapolis-St. Paul have earned the final Act Six scholarships to Augsburg University, Bethel University, Concordia College, George Fox University,…

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Investing in
Tomorrow's Leaders

At Degrees of Change we are growing scholars and leaders. As a result, new generations of talented and connected, homegrown, college graduates are transforming their home communities and beyond.
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Our Impact

We Get Results


Our scholars defy the status quo, graduating college at double the rate for students from similar demographics.


Diverse, homegrown leaders build more equitable systems on campus, at home and beyond.


Our programs support students from 7 communities across 5 states at 24 private and public, 4- and 2-year colleges.
*Important Act Six Update*Read the Press Release