May 04, 2018 / Jean-Claude Brizard
New Deputy Director for the Washington State P-16 Strategy, Jean-Claude Brizard, shares his passion for education and why he's excited to join the Pacific Northwest team.
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August 19, 2016 / Allegra Myers
Pre-K is high-quality education, not just a place to put your kids. Teaching pre-K is hard work--these are the people who are molding and shaping your kid, and everything they do matters. Because of our quality pre-K experience, I feel confident that we're
ready for Kindergarten.
May 05, 2016 / Katara Jordan
It's hard to do homework when you don't have a home. An innovative program based in Tacoma, Washington, is expanding statewide to support more schools in identifying and supporting the growing population of homeless students. Because success in school
starts at home.
April 07, 2016 / Catherine Hinrichsen
How partners across Washington state are using art for advocacy around homelessness.
November 23, 2015 / David Wertheimer
The encampments and tent cities that are now familiar parts of our urban landscape aren’t eyesores to ignore, but reminders of one of the greatest inequities in what we want to believe is a land of opportunity.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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