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Meet George.

I’m a founding student and eighth grader at Rainier Prep. I live in Burien with my brother and our parents, who immigrated from Vietnam. My parents are constantly pushing me to be something better, to become the independent man they believe I can be one day. I learned about Rainier Prep when one of the … Read More

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Meet Shauna.

“We need to shift away from the expectation of failure to seeing teen parents as the amazing hard-working, strong adults that they are capable of becoming.” As a 22-year old, I mentored a teen parent, and was confronted with the lack of support and services, and how fundamentally unfair our system is for teen moms. … Read More

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Meet Chastity.

My role makes it possible for my school to serve the whole student, the whole family. As Director of Operations, my role covers everything outside of academics—the facility, transportation, nutrition, enrichment activities, family engagement, budgeting, and financing. It includes enrollment and recruitment, managing non-academic staff, and overseeing many things that keep our school functioning smoothly.  … Read More

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Ashé Prep Leader Receives Prestigious International Scholarship

For Immediate Release | April 9, 2019 Contact: Maggie Meyers at maggie@wacharters.org Monique Harrison Manuel One of Eight Women Honored Worldwide by Delta Kappa Gamma Society International “It’s a surreal honor to be recognized among such a short list of game-changing women” “Scholarship opportunities are not often lifted up in communities of color. Being able … Read More

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Meet Ayanna.

To me, being a leader is all about activating the leadership in others. I’ve been working in public education for eleven years, first as a high school science teacher, and then as a STEM teacher coach in Chicago and NW Indiana, before stepping into leadership positions, first in Chicago, and most recently, at Summit Sierra … Read More