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“I will one day see my name on the silver screen.”

My name is Jojo Ardon. My pronouns are they/them, I am 18 years old, and I live in Federal Way, Washington. I live with my mother, father, and younger brother; who is 7 years old. I love him with my … Continue reading

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“I am very passionate, and never give up. No matter what!”

My name is Anitta Mejia and I am a full-time student at South Seattle College working to get my AAS degree in Culinary. I also work full-time at a seafood restaurant and own my own catering business. I am a … Continue reading

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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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