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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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2023-2024 Act Six Application Is Open

The 2023-2024 application for our Act Six program is officially open! Act Six provides full-tuition, full-need scholarships and leadership training for urban and community leaders who want to use their college education to make a…

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Seed Internships Was There for Me

by Liza Vykhovanets Life is a giant maze filled with many doors. These doors are always there, waiting for you to find them. Sometimes, you might not know what’s on the other side and you’re…

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Act Six Celebrates 91 New College Graduates

This past school year, 91 Act Six scholars from underrepresented communities in Washington, Oregon, Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota graduated from college. The scholars earned degrees from Augsburg University, Bethany Lutheran College, Bethel University, Concordia College,…

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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 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.