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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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ACT SIX CELEBRATES 55 NEW GRADUATES

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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Michelle’s Story

Michelle Bess always aspired to be a leader and role model. Through Act Six, Michelle got her first glimpse at the kind of impact to be found in radical inclusion. Today, she serves as vice president of talent and diversity, equity and inclusion at a…
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Andrea’s Story

When Andrea joined Ready to Rise, her goal was to gain more confidence as a public speaker. She knew it would be an important skill to develop but didn’t know where to find the training and mentorship to do so. As she pursued public speaking…
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Denice’s Story

Upon graduating from Whitworth University as an Act Six scholar, L. Denice Randle committed herself to fighting for educational equity. Since then, she’s charted a career in education that uniquely equipped her for her current role as executive director at Peace Community Center, a nonprofit…
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