Brotherhood Initiative

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August 16, 2021

Celebrating our second cohort of graduates

The Brotherhood Initiative is excited to celebrate our second class of graduating scholars! This academic year, 23 scholars from our first two cohorts graduated. Visit this page to see the names of our graduates and view the virtual graduation celebration that was hosted in their honor.


February 3, 2021

BI receives endowment creating permanent source of funding for Scholars

Please share with us in celebration and gratitude as we receive such a generous endowment from UW alumna, Olga Yang (Economics ’83). This endowment helps pave the way for underrepresented men of color, creating not only more access to collegiate opportunities but ensuring the successful completion of their degrees. You can read more about Yang’s…


November 30, 2020

BI student receives Foster School award

Cohort 2 student Jordan Crawford was recently selected for the Accenture Student Consultant of the Year Award. This award is presented to an undergraduate or MBA student who has demonstrated exceptional skills, leadership ability, and commitment to inclusion and diversity through their work with the Center. He will be recognized at the UW Impact Awards…


November 5, 2020

BI student and team member honored as UWAA 2020 Homecoming Scholars

BI student Dalton Owens and graduate research team member Christian Love were recently selected as UWAA Homecoming Scholars for 2020, and received a $2000 scholarship. To read more about their accomplishments, visit the Meet the Scholars webpage.


August 27, 2020

Celebrating our first cohort of graduates

Four years after our first cohort began their journey at UW in 2016, we are so pleased to announce that we have our first group of graduates! Our yearbook is available to view at this site.


November 28, 2019

BI student featured in Undergraduate Academic Affairs story

Auston Jimmicum grew up in Neah Bay and is part of the Makah Tribe. When he was in 2nd grade, Alternative Spring break visited his elementary school. That was the first time he had met college students. Fast forward to 2019, Jimmicum is now a senior majoring in law, justice and societies and minoring in American…


May 15, 2019

BI student runs for Vice President in ASUW elections

ASUW elections encourage voting and civic engagement on campus, while also giving students the opportunity to demonstrate and refine their leadership abilities. Voting for this year’s election ends tonight (5/15) at 11:45pm. We at the BI are rooting for our very own, D’andre Garcia-Stubbs. His action items include increasing additional Husky Leadership opportunities, providing transfer…


Robert T. and Nancy J. Wright Scholar Scholarship awarded to BI Student

We at the BI are proud to recognize Caleb Yates for being awarded the Robert T. and Nancy J. Wright Scholar Scholarship! Caleb is an Astronomy and Applied Physics major that hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics and one day work for a private space company. Congratulations! Learn more: https://www.washington.edu/omad/celebration/recognition-scholarship-recipients/2019-celebration-scholarship-recipients/


April 17, 2019

First BI student to be recognized by Husky 100

Originally published April 17, 2019: The Husky 100 recognizes 100 University of Washington students for making the most of their UW experience. The Brotherhood Initiative is proud to announce Marquis J. Wright as the first BI student to be a part of it! To learn more about Marquis or the Husky 100, click the link…


March 11, 2019

Brotherhood Initiative featured in the Seattle Times

Originally published March 8, 2019: A pilot program at the University of Washington is finding ways to better support black and brown male students, who often find the campus isolating and unsupportive, and who graduate at lower rates. Read the full story here: https://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/do-i-belong-here-uws-brotherhood-initiative-wants-to-improve-support-men-of-color/



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