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Pacific Lutheran University features Andrew Whitney and Seed Internships

Andrew N. Whitney, Pacific Lutheran University Alum ‘12, discusses Seed Internships, the work he has led since the program’s inception, and reflects on his experience working alongside interns. Andrew currently serves as the Director of Career + Business Partnerships at Degrees of Change. You can…
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The News Tribune features the Student Voice Research Report

Matt Driscoll from The News Tribune interviews Dr. Kelly Bay-Meyer, Chief Operations Officer and Nalani Linder, Tacoma Completes Director about the Student Voice Research Report—a collaborative research project that sought to understand why local students left college before completing their degree. You can read more…
| Stories

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…
| Press Releases

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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