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What it takes to close the opportunity gap in Washington state

A more equitable society would offer those resources to every student, focusing first on the places where resources have been lacking or denied, in order to intentionally close the opportunity gap.

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Schools Can’t Do It Alone: Afterschool & Summer Matter for Young People’s Success

Afterschool, youth development, and summer programs encourage skills that prepare students for the real world.

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Housing is Healthcare

Imagine a future in which a patient walks into a health clinic, and after a brief conversation with a doctor, the physician reaches for her prescription pad and writes, “1 unit, permanent housing with flexible supportive services.” She hands the scrip to her patient, who is able to have it filled as easily as an antibiotic.

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Partnership in Action: Philanthropy Responds to the SR530 Mudslide

The systems, infrastructures, relationships and experiences of working collaboratively meant that multiple agencies and organizations were able to coordinate swift and effective response to the SR530 mudslide – and that made a real difference for the people and communities affected.

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A Visual Representation Of A Mission

A member of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's art committee describes the new aerial sculpture hanging in the heart of our Seattle campus.

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