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Poet. Speaker. Educator. Act Six alum Christian Paige is an Emmy-nominated poet, passionate keynote speaker, and an equity consultant who ignites scholars and leaders to use their voices powerfully. He is an unapologetic truth teller who uses his artistic expression to empower individuals and communities.…
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Degrees of Change Names Act Six National Director

Tacoma, Wash., August 26, 2019  – Degrees of Change announced that Marquise Dixon has been named as the national director of Act Six, a cohort-based leadership and scholarship program that connects local faith-based community affiliates with faith- and social justice-based colleges to equip emerging urban and community leaders…
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Degrees of Change Names New Ready to Rise National Director

Tacoma, Wash., July 11, 2019  – Degrees of Change announced Dominic Jay ‘DJ’ Leon Guerrero Crisostomo has been named as the new National Director of Ready to Rise, a cohort-based leadership development and college support program for underrepresented students attending 2- and 4- year public colleges.…
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Degrees of Change Names Michelle Y. Bess as Chair of the Board, Welcomes Nine New Directors

Tacoma, Wash., June 14, 2019 – Degrees of Change, a national college success and leadership development organization based in Tacoma, Wash., announced that its board of directors has appointed Michelle Y. Bess as chair of the board and elected nine new directors. Bess is diversity, equity, and inclusion director at Sprout Social, a Chicago-based software company, and has served on…
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