“Our future doesn’t have to look like our past.”

“Our future doesn’t have to look like our past.”

On election night, Anjelica Valenzuela (Cohort 16) stayed up late to put the finishing touches on her application to join the Seattle Youth Council. In some ways, this was part of an evolution that began in 2016, when ten-year-old Anjelica prepared herself for the...

Letter to RS Scholars and Families

Dear RS Scholars and Families, On Tuesday evening, eight people were killed at three separate spas in North Georgia. Six of the people killed were Asian, and all but one were women. While many with powerful microphones in the media and politics have hesitated to speak...

Budding Computer Scientists Gain Early Career Exposure

Code.org is on a mission to expand access to computer science education and to diversify the technology sector, where women and people of color are underrepresented. Computer science is foundational, it contributes to student success and it’s a fast-growing and...
Introducing Rafael del Castillo, our New Executive Director

Introducing Rafael del Castillo, our New Executive Director

After an extensive nationwide search, we are very pleased to announce that Rafael del Castillo will join Rainier Scholars on July 1, as our new executive director.   A longtime educator, with over 35 years of educational leadership experience and deep relationships...

A round-up of anti-racist books (September 2020)

Our staff is committed to deepening our knowledge of anti-racist resources. Here is a list of books we are currently reading: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson  The Mothers by Brit Bennett On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong...

A round-up of anti-racist books (July 2020)

Our staff is committed to deepening our knowledge of anti-racist resources. Here is a list of books we are currently reading: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown Sister Outsider by...