Author Archives: Kim Davis

Inesperado y poderoso: Mi experiencia con Rainier Scholars

Por Nicolas Correal Hoy les quiero presentar a mi compañero de trabajo Pablo. Llevo trabajando con Pablo más de 10 años. Él es una persona que como yo tiene un trabajo, paga una renta y le gusta ir a los … Continue reading

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Taking a Stand for Social Justice

The words incarceration and restorative justice flow easily in conversation from Cheyenne Brashear, a Rainier Scholar and senior at The Bush School. As a young person, Cheyenne has a deeper understanding of the juvenile justice system than most people her … Continue reading

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Teaming Up with Tutors

“When students make a change to their study habits or access new resources that make a difference—that makes my day. I love it when they move from ‘I’ll try to I AM doing it!” Jackie Billups leads the Rainier Scholars … Continue reading

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Bringing it Full Circle – A New Generation of Leaders

As one of the newest members of the Development team, I recently attended my first Rainier Scholars event. I was inspired to witness our college graduates share their insights and act as strong champions for a new wave of young … Continue reading

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Pipeline to Progress: Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Workplace

While college graduation for low-income students of color is at the core of our mission, in the big picture, our vision is for our students to grow into adulthood and become leaders in all aspects of their lives. From corporate … Continue reading

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Going Back and Moving Forward

June 25, 2014 I left the United States to explore my identity in Ghana,West Africa. The trip was a program through the University of Washington Social Work program and focused on Sankofa which means “to go back and get it” … Continue reading

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