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Gates Foundation leadership highlight the work of innovative leaders and partner organizations working to build a better future for young people in Washington State.

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May 2019 Newsletter

Another school year is coming to a close, and in every classroom, students are looking forward to the next step in their learning journey—from preschool to college and career. Our latest newsletter focuses on the value of higher education and honors the teachers who help students reach their dreams. May 23rd, 2019

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Community
David Bley speaks with Marilyn Strickland

In this 40-minute podcast interview, our Director David Bley talks with Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce CEO Marilyn Strickland about the work of the Gates Foundation generally and the Pacific Northwest team specifically, and shares his thoughts on equity and inclusion, his personal career path, and words to live by. May 16th, 2019

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Community
April 2019 Newsletter

High-quality early learning is one of the smartest investments we can make. As Marquita Davis, Deputy Director of Early Learning, has said, “All children have the potential to achieve greatness.” But it doesn’t happen by itself, and it doesn’t happen overnight.

April 25th, 2019

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Community
March 2019 Newsletter

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we’re recognizing the accomplishments and successes of women all over the globe and here at home.

March 31st, 2019

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Community
Measles anywhere is a threat to kids everywhere

Dr. Orin Levine, Director of Vaccine Delivery for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, weighs in on the recent measles outbreak in Washington State. March 13th, 2019

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Community
February 2019 Newsletter

Each year brings new challenges & opportunities – from solving homelessness to closing racial & equity gaps. In our February newsletter, we featured stories of progress from our partners who are inspiring us in Washington State.

February 27th, 2019

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Homelessness
Keep up the momentum to end homelessness

Pearl Jam inspired Seattle to band together to end homelessness. We can't stop now.

September 4th, 2018

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Community,
Early learning,
Education,
Homelessness
A Good Year to Be a Washingtonian

A look at what some of our partners had to say about 2017 and the year ahead.

December 18th, 2017

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Education
How this Community Celebrates Back to School

Back to School season is the Gates Foundation's favorite time of the year! With a new school year comes new classrooms, new notebooks, new relationships, and the hopefulness and energy of a fresh start.

August 29th, 2017

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Early learning
Meet Marquita Davis, Deputy Director of Early Learning

We’re excited to welcome Marquita Davis who will lead the foundation’s early learning work. Marquita brings deep knowledge and expertise to the team, and shares our belief in the power of high-quality pre-K.

April 25th, 2017

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Education
Every Child is a Work of Art: Let’s Help Washington Students Create Their Inner Masterpiece

Get to know Jean-Claude Brizard, deputy director for the Gates Foundation's P-16 work. A child of Haitian immigrants, Jean-Claude has a long history as an educator and advocate for children.

May 4th, 2018

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Community
The Value of Community Philanthropy

Community is not merely a geographical place, it is the bonds, shared values, history, and sense of belonging that allows us to make meaning with each other. David Bley reflects on the Gates Foundation's partnership with community foundations across Washington State.

April 23rd, 2018

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Community,
Early learning,
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Homelessness
Why I’m proud to be a Washingtonian (and how 2017 reaffirmed it)

This year brought its share of challenges, but through it all, Washington State has grown and thrived together. Looking back on 2017, thanks to Gates Foundation grantees and partners,  we have much to celebrate.

December 18th, 2017