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Franklin Pierce Schools Joins Seed Teachers

TACOMA, Wash. (November 21, 2023) – Franklin Pierce School District (FPS) announces it is joining the innovative Seed Teachers program, a transformative initiative developed by Degrees of Change in partnership with Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). “The Seed Teachers program is a perfect fit for our district.…
| News

Seed Teachers 2023-24 Application Is Open

The 2023-2024 application for our Seed Teachers program is officially open! Seed Teachers, a new program by Degrees of Change, Tacoma Public Schools, Franklin Pierce School District, and Pacific Lutheran University, offers diverse Pierce County students a cohort-based, debt-free path to their college degree and…
| Blog

Supporting Diverse Students Will Protect Our Democracy

At Degrees of Change, we say our programs support the new faces of leadership that society desperately needs. However, we understand that such language may mean different things to different people in the current political climate. So, what do we mean as an organization when…
| News

Seed Internships 2024 Application Is Open

The application for our Seed Internships 2024 summer program is officially open! Seed Internships invests in the vibrant future of the Puget Sound by identifying exceptional college students from diverse backgrounds, and matching them with top, local employers. Undergraduate students attending school in the Puget…
| Student Voice

My Legacy of Hispanic Heritage and Leadership

by Cher Abigail Aguilar Henriquez As Hispanic Heritage Month unfolds, I find myself deeply reflecting on my journey. My name is Cher Abigail Aguilar Henriquez, and I am an Act Six Scholar at Saint Martin’s University. However, at my core, I am a sister, a…
| News

Act Six 2023-24 Application Is Open

The 2023-2024 application for our Act Six program is officially open! Act Six provides full-tuition, full-need scholarships and leadership training for urban and community leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their home communities. Since 2002,…
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