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Marquise Dixon Is Paving the Way for Others to Lead

Act Six was founded two decades ago. But it was eight years ago that it expanded to the Midwest and became a national program thanks to the leadership of an extraordinary person – Marquise Dixon, CPO and Act Six national director. “I try to represent…
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Seed Internships: An Opportunity to Grow

by Maria Babko Becoming a senior in the computer science major at the University of Washington Tacoma is very exciting. But because I’m so close to graduation, family, friends, teachers, and colleagues have started asking what my post-graduation plan is. With this pressure, I knew…
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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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