Portland, April 12th, 2014. Organizers of a special tea at Warner Pacific College raised even more than expected, “Our goal was to raise $85,000 to support the Act Six Scholarship at Warner Pacific. We exceeded that goal and raised over $91,000!,” explained Kathy Covey. The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative is Oregon a full-tuition, full-need scholarship for emerging urban leaders. It was Warner Pacific’s 5th Annual President’s Tea and Scholarship Auction supports the Act Six Scholarship program at the College: an opportunity to meet the needs of underserved and first-generation college students as they pursue their higher education goals. This year’s event features award winning author Sarah Thebarge as the keynote speaker and Warner Pacific Act Six Scholar Yesenia Delgado. (Photos courtesy of Warner Pacific College taken by Kai Hayashi)
About Act Six Scholar Yesenia Delgado: The oldest of five children in a single parent home, college was not at the top of her priority list after graduating from Reynolds High School. Through the support and investment of the Act Six Program at Warner Pacific, Yesenia discovered her desire to lead. She is now majoring in Human Development, and serves on Student Government and Student Diversity Council. Yesenia is passionate about investing and inspiring others to achieve greatness one day, just as Warner Pacific believed in her. She will be graduating in May 2014.
About Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative: The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative (actsix.org) is Oregon’s full-tuition, full-need scholarship for emerging urban leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.
Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Act Six’s national office operates under the auspices of the Northwest Leadership Foundation, a Christian-based organization that addresses issues of inequality and injustice in urban settings. Act Six recruits diverse, multi-cultural cadres of Portland’s most promising emerging leaders. Once accepted into the program, students are trained within their “cadres” for a year prior to college entrance.
From Warner Pacific College:
Founded in 1937, Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts college dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Learn more at www.warnerpacific.edu. Warner Pacific College is located at 2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland, Or