New Faces in Leadership
For the Campus. For the City. For the Future.
Act Six is a leadership and scholarship program that connects local faith-based community affiliates with faith- and social justice-based colleges to equip emerging urban and community leaders to engage the college campus and their communities at home.
Marks of Success
Act Six has selected and trained 256 scholars from Tacoma, Seattle, Portland, Spokane and the Yakima Valley. They represent six continents of the world; speak 32 native languages, and represent the very best emerging urban and community leadership that the region has to offer. While over 85% of scholars come from low-income households or are the first in their family to go to college, they are defying the odds with retention and graduation rates of more than 90%.
On campus, Act Six scholars are making a profound impact as they demonstrate their leadership in a wide variety of contexts. Creating award winning programs in the residence halls, founding and leading clubs and even serving as student government president, scholars are making a difference on campus. And the impact doesn't end at graduation. Act Six alumni are putting their passion and education to work back in their home communities and in other communities around the country and world.
Gonzaga University has graduated 2 Cadres of 16 Act Six scholars and currently hosts 4 Cadres with 30 Act Six scholars.