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The Power of Giving

Last year, more than half of people in the U.S. donated to charity and nonprofits. Two-thirds of annual donations come in during just two months, November and December. It’s called Giving Season, a time that can inspire great positive change and healing in a world…
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What Hispanic Heritage Month Means to Me

by Megan Quiñones My name is Megan Quiñones, and I am honored to have been a part of the first cohort of Seed interns in 2019. I identify as White and Puerto Rican, or Boricua, or Caribbean. I grew up in a blended household and…
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Celebrating Latinx Students, Graduates, and Their Diverse Communities

At Degrees of Change, 39 percent of the scholars served by our Act Six program are Latinx. Mid-September marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. We believe it is important to celebrate the Latinx community year-round. We also appreciate this special time as a…
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My First Act Six Convention

by Janeth Beltrán Apodaca From Aug. 4-7, Act Six hosted its biannual Convention in the brand-new Marriott Tacoma Downtown hotel for the first time in three years.  My name is Janeth, and as a rising Act Six senior at Whitworth University who had never been…
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What Does Real Social Change Look Like?

The last few years have been a tumultuous time as the U.S. has wrestled with a pandemic, escalating political tensions (and awakenings), a high stakes presidential election, the recent overturning of a landmark Supreme Court ruling, and much more. Some have described this as a…
Giving season is here, and we hope you'll consider us in your year-end giving. #GiveForChange