Entries by Francis Chau

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 to engage the college campus and their […]

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. Crisostomo brings experience in higher ed and college […]

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 the Degrees of Change board of directors for five years. She […]

DEGREES OF CHANGE HIRES INAUGURAL TACOMA COMPLETES DIRECTOR

Tacoma, Wash. – Degrees of Change announced Nalani Linder has been named inaugural director of Tacoma Completes, a new collective impact initiative aimed at closing equity gaps and increasing college persistence and completion rates among Tacoma Public Schools graduates who choose to attend college locally. Linder has been involved in the work leading to Tacoma […]

Act Six Aims to Provide New Faces in Leadership – NCAN

We are excited to share with you all that Act Six was featured in the latest National College Access Network newsletter, announcing the in-depth program case study that NCAN just published. Act Six was one of four programs selected nationally for these profiles as part of NCAN’s Benchmarking Project, based on the exceptional graduation rates […]