The Latest


| Blog

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, many of whom are Black, Indigenous and people of color…
| News

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 with 13 top, local employers in the Puget Sound region.…
| News

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, Heritage University, Northwest University, Pacific Lutheran University, and Saint Martin’s…
| Press Release

After 22 Years, Act Six Announces Final Class

TACOMA, Wash. (May 1, 2024) – Degrees of Change recently learned that many of our college partners have made the difficult decision to withdraw from the Act Six program. While every college’s situation is unique, ultimately there were not enough partners left to continue selecting…
| News

Introducing Our 2024 Employer Partners

We are very pleased to announce this year’s employer partners for our Seed Internships program! Alongside weekly professional development provided by Degrees of Change, Seed interns gain on-the-job experience at 10+ week internships with top, local employers: ACI Serving engineers, building owners, and contractors in…
| Alumni , Stories

Yusra Hamidani Is Unapologetically Muslim

It is Ramadan and Women’s History Month, and Yusra Hamidani wants Muslim Americans to speak their truth. Yusra was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and immigrated to the U.S. when she was five years old. In high school, she was selected for an Act Six scholarship…
Website development placeholder image of downtown Tacoma

Local and National programs

Degrees of Change equips students to learn together through college and lead together back home.
View Programs
*Important Act Six Update*Read the Press Release