Category Archives: Mentorship

Supporting Our Remarkable Scholars

My Field Work Insights –Marilyn Lopez, Academic Counselor As school visits with our scholars start winding down and I prepare to write mid-year student reports, I can’t help but admire our scholars. The range of questions that my students have … 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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Top of the Mountain

We are in the home stretch of bringing this fiscal year to a close and it always seems to be a time of reflection for me as we enjoy the view at the top of the mountain having achieved our … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Game

George Alvarado-Salinas came late to “the beautiful game”. He didn’t fall in love with soccer until the 8th grade when his parents took him to Mexico. George returned from the trip a changed person, admitting he had become “soccer crazed” … Continue reading

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Cultivating Rainier Scholars to be Self-Advocates and Risk Takers

(Rainier Scholar Jessica (L) and Angelica Johnson, her Academic Counselor) I’m an Academic Counselor to a high school scholar named Jessica who is a junior at the Lakeside School. The photo of Jessica and me was taken during a one-on-one … Continue reading

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Diversity and Inclusion: Drawing lessons from TV’s “The Voice”….say whaaaat?

What do you get when you combine a roomful of advocates for diversity and inclusion in the work place, expert panelists in the field, and Rainier Scholars?  Magic in a bottle, that’s what: “Great insights and wisdom based on four … 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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Kudos for Rainier Scholars’ College Interns

The employers of our most recent group of college interns gave consistently positive feedback on working with our scholars, 100% of survey respondents indicating they would hire a Rainier Scholar again! They were recognized for their ability to adapt and … Continue reading

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Building the Resume of Life

Rainier Scholars Martin Nguyen and Saedah Ham recently won the Liberty Mutual Insurance Video Challenge,  an annual nationwide contest to create the most creative and compelling video outlining the benefits of interning at Safeco. Martin, a Cohort II college scholar … Continue reading

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