DEGREES OF CHANGE NAMES NEW TACOMA SITE DIRECTOR FOR READY TO RISE

Tacoma, Wash., October 3, 2019 – Degrees of Change is excited to announce Gerdon Jones has been named the new Tacoma Site Director for Ready to Rise.  Ready to Rise in Tacoma is a cohort-based college support and leadership development program for underrepresented students attending Tacoma Community College and the University of Washington Tacoma.

Born in Tacoma, Gerdon is dedicated to serving the city by being a positive role model and encouraging others to make an impact in the lives of others.  Gerdon is also a believer in the development of youth and has a passion for seeing people use education as a powerful tool.

Most recently Gerdon served as a Youth Tutoring and Resource Center Coordinator for Neighborhood House in Auburn, WA.  While there he was responsible for leading a team to provide youth tutoring and quality after-school enrichment programming.

Gerdon earned his Bachelor of Arts from Seattle Pacific University and his Master of Arts from Seattle University.  Gerdon is also a former Hilltop Scholar of Peace Community Center, an Upward Bound (College Bound) alum from the Metropolitan Development Council, and Foss High School graduate.

We are truly honored and look forward to the contributions Gerdon will make for the sake of scholars because of his intentionality, compassion and thoughtfulness.

Please join me in welcoming Gerdon Jones to the Degrees of Change team!