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New Report Describes Student Challenges to Staying in College

February 19, 2021 | Press Release Now available, the Tacoma Completes Student Voice Research Report draws on the experiences of more than 50 students who left college before completing their degree to inform the future of college support systems. “These students’ stories provide valuable perspective…
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Brandon’s Story

Brandon Williams took a chance on Act Six. As a senior at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis, Brandon was the first student from his school to be accepted to Howard University, and was also considering accepting an admission offer from his dream school, Loyola University…
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Tacoma, Wash. – August 14, 2020 –This past school year, 55 Act Six scholars from underrepresented communities throughout Washington, Oregon, Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota graduated from college, bringing the count of program graduates to more than 450. These scholars, hailing from Tacoma, Seattle, Portland, Spokane,…
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Degrees of Change Statement on Recent Racial Violence

Dear Degrees of Change community, Through recent weeks, we’ve joined people and communities across the country in grieving the continued killings of unarmed Black people. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, together with the false accusations of Amy Cooper, have sparked…
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