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What We’re Reading: The 1619 Project

by Sarah Smith, Executive Director In mid-August, The New York Times published a groundbreaking project created and curated by MacArthur Genius Award Winner Nikole Hannah-Jones entitled The 1619 Project. In her work, Ms. Jones challenges us to think of the year 1619,...

Cohort 18 Celebrates: Rites of Passage 2019

by Tom Moore   It was a sultry summer evening, and several hundred students, family, staff and volunteers were gathered outside historic Washington Hall in the Squire Park neighborhood of Seattle waiting for the doors to open. One could hear the buzz and feel the...

What We’re Reading: New Kid

by Drego Little, Learning Support Specialist/Literature and Writing Teacher At Rainier Scholars we try to maintain our integrity by asking the same thing of ourselves that we ask of our students —  be scholars in habit, not merely in words.  This involves...

One chance encounter and more than a decade of support

Sometimes you meet people who clearly walk their talk. Paul Hollie easily falls into that category. Since 2017, he’s led the Social Impact Program at Premera Blue Cross, an organization committed to making healthcare work better, in this case, by investing in...

It Can Only Take an Introduction…

The vision of Rainier Scholars extends beyond college graduation by creating leaders who embrace the challenges facing our country and our world. Cultivating professional networks is a critical part of this process as our scholars build rewarding careers. The work of...