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The Power of Giving

Last year, more than half of people in the U.S. donated to charity and nonprofits. Two-thirds of annual donations come in during just two months, November and December. It’s called Giving Season, a time that can inspire great positive change and healing in a world…
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What Hispanic Heritage Month Means to Me

by Megan Quiñones My name is Megan Quiñones, and I am honored to have been a part of the first cohort of Seed interns in 2019. I identify as White and Puerto Rican, or Boricua, or Caribbean. I grew up in a blended household and…
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Celebrating Latinx Students, Graduates, and Their Diverse Communities

At Degrees of Change, 39 percent of the scholars served by our Act Six program are Latinx. Mid-September marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. We believe it is important to celebrate the Latinx community year-round. We also appreciate this special time as a…
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Act Six Celebrates 60 New College Graduates

Tacoma, Wash. – August 25, 2022 –This past school year, 60 Act Six scholars from underrepresented communities throughout Washington, Oregon, Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota graduated from college, bringing the count of program graduates to 600. These scholars, hailing from Tacoma, Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Yakima Valley,…
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My First Act Six Convention

by Janeth Beltrán Apodaca From Aug. 4-7, Act Six hosted its biannual Convention in the brand-new Marriott Tacoma Downtown hotel for the first time in three years.  My name is Janeth, and as a rising Act Six senior at Whitworth University who had never been…
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What Does Real Social Change Look Like?

The last few years have been a tumultuous time as the U.S. has wrestled with a pandemic, escalating political tensions (and awakenings), a high stakes presidential election, the recent overturning of a landmark Supreme Court ruling, and much more. Some have described this as a…
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