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Sharing our ideas and highlighting the work of our grantees and partners working to build a better future for young people in Washington State. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to get the latest.

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February 2024: WA’s college decision date extended

Washington State celebrates Black History Month with Dr. Cynthia Dillard and Kelvin Dankwa.

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Education
We’re looking for a Limitless Learning Network Manager

We are grateful to Education First, who helped successfully launch the Limitless Learning Network in November 2023. Now, we're looking for a permanent Limitless Learning Network Manager.

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Education
January 2024: Let’s talk about FAFSA

There’s a new FAFSA form available. Explore what the changes mean for Washington state students and families.

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Education
9 facts about financial aid in Washington state

Here are nine things you should also know about financial aid in Washington state. Spoiler: there’s a lot of good news for our students.

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Community
December 2023: A message from our team

Our Washington State and Community Engagement teams reflect on the work our grantees and partners did in 2023.

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Community
Community Engagement Grants: 2023 Review

Everyone should have access to the opportunities they need to design the future they want. That core belief drives the Gates Foundation’s work around the world and in our home state of Washington, where we work at the local, regional, and state level.

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Education
How 3000 student leaders are working to make Washington colleges more accessible

Communities for Our Colleges (C4C) – run by the Alliance for a Just Society, one of our Washington State Initiative grantees – is a multiracial, student-centered campaign in Washington state that works to improve the state’s community colleges.

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Education
November 2023: Meet our Education Roundtable

We must all collaborate to give students access to the opportunities they need to design the future they want.

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Education
Announcing the 25 partnerships in the Limitless Learning Network

Through Limitless, local partnerships will have an opportunity to connect with other teams of local K-12 and higher education partners across Washington state, creating space to share information, explore new ideas, and develop best practices together.

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Community
Washington state leaders reflect on Hispanic Heritage Month

For this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, we caught up with a couple of these leaders to learn about the issues facing Washington’s Latino community, their connections to this month, and their own inspirations.