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Run the Mountain to Level the Playing Field for Washington State Foster Kids

Each morning, nearly 9,000 children in foster care in Washington State wake up to unfamiliar surroundings. In foster care, they are safe from physical harm and dangerous neglect, but they are far from out of the woods socially, emotionally, and academically. Trauma and loss, changes in homes and schools, and emotional upheaval cause them to

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Building the Blocks of Education in Masaka, Uganda

In Uganda, only 52 percent of children complete primary school. If they make it to high school, only 17 percent of those children graduate. The prospects beyond high school of a vocation or higher education are even smaller. In 2005, two women parishioners from a congregation in Renton, Washington came together to raise funds to

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Filling the Public Education Gap in the Congo

It’s hard to imagine a world without the access to public education, but that’s the reality for many children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the Congo, there is no public education system and the only access to education is for families that have the luxury of affording private schools that often cost

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