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David Bley

Title Director, Pacific Northwest Initiative
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

David Bley oversees local grantmaking in education, housing and homelessness, and strong communities to support children and families in our home state of Washington.

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Meet Marquita Davis, Deputy Director of Early Learning

Marquita Davis, our new Deputy Director of Early Learning shares our belief in the power of high-quality pre-K to help children get ahead. Learn more about Marquita in this Q&A.

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Hear that? It’s your superpower calling

Lindsey is about to graduate from college with honors, but her path to a postsecondary degree wasn't an easy one.

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10 Examples of Progress in Washington State

2015 included its share of memorable moments for our Pacific Northwest partners and our community.

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What Do Children Need to Succeed in School?

As students cross the bridge from pre-K through college completion, they all need skilled and supported teachers who hold high expectations.

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Celebrating 15 Years of Partnerships in the Pacific Northwest

Important examples of progress for kids and families in Washington state.

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