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Worktivism: Racial Equity in Practice

The 4th annual Career Expo goes virtual and speaks to the current moment. A core component of Rainier Scholars’ mission is to create access to transformative educational and career opportunities, inspiring and empowering scholars to be leaders in their chosen career...

Baird’s Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

Baird’s commitment to inclusion and diversity is reflected in a variety of internal and external programs that emphasize ongoing, meaningful community outreach. Some of Baird’s greatest community partnerships have come from the work of our Associate Resource...

Amazon’s Future Engineer Program

Amazon is committed to bringing more resources to children and young adults to help them build their best future. Amazon has invested more than $50 million to increase access to computer science/STEM education and has donated more than $20 million to organizations...

College Support During COVID-19

By Derek Rogers, Director of College Counseling  Like most aspects of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, the college admission landscape has seen many changes in these last few months and its future is still unfolding. Whether it’s shifts in testing policy or...

Scholars “Zoom” into Reading

by Ashley Sirls, Associate Director of Leadership Development Every summer at Rites of Passage (our 14-month Academic Enrichment Phase graduation ceremony), scholars are told that they are no longer in Rainier Scholars, but they are Rainier Scholars. This ceremony...

A Day in the Life of a Placement Director

  by Alison Krupnick It’s 9:00 a.m. on a Tuesday morning and Dominique Daba is on the phone. She’s having the first of dozens of conversations she’ll have in the coming days with families anxious about applying to public school highly capable programs or to...