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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…
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Seeking Guest Speakers for Summer 2024

Enjoy working with college students? Have expertise to share? We are looking for guest speakers for our summer 2024 programming. You will have the extraordinary opportunity to meet and share knowledge with our talented young leaders. Guest speakers work with one or a combination of…
| Student Voice

Why I Chose to Study Computer Science and Sociology

by Davine Mungai My name is Davine Mungai and I am a first-year student at Pacific Lutheran University majoring in Computer Science and Sociology. I was born in Kenya and moved to America with my family in 2018. If you told me then that I…
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Degrees of Change 2023 Recap [Infographic]

Last year was big for Degrees of Change. From welcoming our next CEO and three new team members, to launching a new program and scaling our existing programming, we have been busy growing and thriving. Our 2023 highlights: Welcoming our next CEO Marquise Dixon. Launching…
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Thank You Tim Herron

After 21 years with Act Six and more than a decade with Degrees of Change, founder Tim Herron will be formally stepping away from Degrees of Change in February. His last day will be at the in-person Seed Internships Interview event on February 17. Tim…
| Alumni

Arturo Lucatero’s Journey from Mexico to Microsoft

Arturo Lucatero, Act Six alum and Degrees of Change board chair, has always loved computers. A first-generation Mexican American and first-generation college graduate, his dream was to work at Microsoft—a dream he has accomplished for the last eight and a half years. There were a…
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