Degrees Of Change
INVESTING IN HOMEGROWN LEADERSHIP
We believe in the potential of all students to succeed and lead, and all communities to thrive.
Our programs prepare diverse, homegrown leaders to succeed in college and use their degrees to build more vibrant and equitable communities. From college classrooms to nonprofit board rooms, from research labs to law firms, from tech startups to neighborhood coalitions, our scholars are changing the face of leadership.
Leveraging rigorous evaluation and cutting-edge technology, we’ve developed programs and tools that are uniquely tailored to the communities they serve. In collaboration with carefully identified partners, these innovative programs identify and support the next generation of community leaders on the path to meaningful careers and life-long impact.
See below to learn more about each individual program and their game-changing outcomes.
Act Six transforms communities by sending diverse, first-generation students together to private, faith-based colleges, providing full scholarships and intensive leadership training.
Washington State + Tacoma
Ready to Rise provides community-based leadership development, training and support for cohorts of diverse, first-generation students attending two- and four-year public colleges.
Pierce County + Tacoma
Seed connects students and grads with local businesses through paid internships, creating a sustainable pipeline for homegrown talent and cultivating a more diverse workforce.
Tacoma Completes develops and strengthens local partnerships to support Tacoma Public Schools college-goers as they complete their degrees and find meaningful careers.