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ACT SIX CELEBRATES 87 NEW WASHINGTON, OREGON, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, AND MINNESOTA GRADUATES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2021 ACT SIX CELEBRATES 87 NEW WASHINGTON, OREGON, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, AND MINNESOTA GRADUATES This past school year, with our largest graduating class, 87 Act Six scholars from underrepresented communities throughout Washington, Oregon, Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota graduated from college, bringing…
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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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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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Yusra Hamidani

When Yusra Hamidani applied to Act Six, her goal was to empower Muslim students, especially young females, to pursue higher education. Now a successful emerging technology analyst at Boeing and Degrees of Change board director, Yusra lives out her passion by providing mentorship and financial…
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Michelle Y. Bess

Michelle Bess always aspired to be a leader and role model. Through Act Six, Michelle got her first glimpse at the kind of impact to be found in radical inclusion. Today, she serves as vice president of talent and diversity, equity and inclusion at a…

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