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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All Voices Need To Be Heard

When people with different perspectives and backgrounds come together, new alliances can create change across institutions and communities. Former Civic and Community Engagement Director David Wertheimer recently joined MIT Professor Cesar McDowell and graduate student Ayushi Roy for a wide-ranging discussion about building relationships that create lasting impact.

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In Pursuit of Quality: Early Learning Case Study

The period from birth to age five is crucial for a child’s healthy development and learning, and over the past two decades, leaders in Washington State have made a series of smart investments. However, while Washington has made a strong commitment to quality, it hasn’t expanded access to quality programs at scale. A new case study examines the state’s path towards high-quality early learning, with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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