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Act Six

New Faces in Leadership

Act Six provides full-tuition, full-need scholarships, and leadership training for emerging urban and community leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.
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Act Six Impact

Leaders Empowered, Campuses and Communities Transformed

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College Success

Since 2002, Act Six has trained 1,211 scholars from 7 cities in 180 cadres for 17 private, liberal arts colleges. While 90% are from low-income families or are first-generation college goers, 82% graduate within 6 years—16 points higher than all students at their colleges.

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Campus Leadership

Act Six scholars lead and serve in every corner of campus. They initiate conversation, launch campus clubs, and influence policy and curriculum in ways that make their campuses more inclusive and equitable. Eighteen have served as student body president.

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Community Impact

After graduation, Act Six graduates make a mark in their communities. Our 545 graduates lead with excellence and inclusion, work to build more equitable systems, serve the most vulnerable, foster a more diverse workforce, and tackle complex and stubborn challenges.

Graduate Profiles

Their Success is Our Motivation

Christian Paige

Poet. Speaker. Educator. Act Six alum Christian Paige is an Emmy-nominated poet, passionate keynote speaker, and an equity consultant who ignites scholars and leaders to use their voices powerfully. He is an unapologetic truth teller who uses his artistic expression to empower individuals and communities.…

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Vi Nguyen

Vi Nguyen was born in a Malaysian refugee camp after her parents fled war-ravaged Vietnam. Raised in Australia until she was 15, Vi later immigrated to Tacoma, Washington, where she watched her mother and stepfather toil away in nail salons earning enough to put a…

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Brandon Williams

Brandon Williams took a chance on Act Six. As a senior at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis, Brandon was the first student from his school to be accepted to Howard University, and was also considering accepting an admission offer from his dream school, Loyola University…

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