All lives have equal value.

All lives have equal value.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a global organization, but our roots are here in the Pacific Northwest, where the Gates family has lived for generations. Here at home, we invest in improving education from preschool through college, preventing family homelessness, and strengthening community engagement, in order to ensure that every child has a chance to reach their full potential, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or family income.

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We supported Partnership4Learning to assist them in their mission to provide resources and expanding opportunities for education and training.

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Seattle Public Schools

We’ve provided several grants to Seattle Public Schools for a variety of initiatives, including support for professional development and the Seattle Preschool Special Education Program.

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What do you know about poverty?

For this month’s Washington State update, we’re breaking from the newsletter norm and asking our friends an important question: “What do you know about poverty?”

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Students on the Move

Due to a lack of affordable housing, the U.S. has more students experiencing homelessness now than ever before. Our Director David Bley recently spoke with APM Reports about solutions that help families and keep uprooted kids in school.

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