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“They were like a second family to my daughter and me.”

Ursula (right) and her daughter, Alyson (left) are both SEA students. Throughout my educational career I have overcome many personal challenges to get to where I am now. Growing up in Peru, I was raised with the understanding that my … Continue reading

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“My Volunteer Experience is Equal Parts Inspiring and Gut Wrenching.”

Meet Mohammad: Gap Scholarship Committee, Board observer, math tutor and volunteer extraordinaire.  My experience as an SEA volunteer has been equal parts inspiring and gut-wrenching. Last August, I joined another volunteer and full-time SEA staff member on a bright Saturday morning … Continue reading

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“They believe in us.”

Education has always been important to me — it is one of the main reasons why I decided to migrate to the United States. When I figured out what I wanted to do professionally, I decided to put all my … Continue reading

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“Having an Education Advocate made the whole process 1,000 times easier.”

SEA student Margarita is studying to be a nurse and receives support through SEA’s Mody Scholarship Fund, started by Simmone & Ashok Misra My name is Margarita and I am 24 years old. This is my second year attending Renton … Continue reading

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The Mody Fund – Simmone & Ashok Misra

In 2015, Simmone and Ashok Misra were looking for a chance to offer financial support to women who were facing barriers to pursing their education. On the recommendation of a friend, they contacted Seattle Education Access to see if they … Continue reading

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Part-Time Student, Full-Time Homeless

The backpack Michael carries to campus is full of books and notebooks, things college students usually carry. It also often contains toothpaste and toothbrush, deodorant, soap, extra clothes — things most students would leave at home. But this 19-year-old doesn’t … Continue reading

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“I would have never been able to come this far.”

“It was summer of 2016 and I had been unemployed for a few months with the hope of getting into college. It had been a dream of mine ever since I graduated from high school several years ago. However, I … Continue reading

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