Javier Diaz, P.E., C.I.V., Structural Project Engineer and Rainier Scholars Volunteer
Michelle Ruzicka, P.E., Civil Project Engineer and Rainier Scholars Volunteer
Rainier Scholars increases college access and graduation rates and helps develop the next generation of diverse leaders. The organization supports students most underrepresented on college campuses, those who have the greatest number of barriers, to achieving a college degree. Approximately 90% of program participants are from families who qualify as low-income, and 90% are from households without a four-year college degree.
A powerful, proven program, scholars engage in a 12-year model that combines academic preparation, career and leadership development, and personalized, comprehensive support. The program evolves as it moves through the grades with additional classes, tutors, activities, and work experiences to give students the support they need to be successful.
Coughlin Porter Lundeen participated in a career fair put on especially for Rainier Scholars. We had conversations with the students, sharing about Coughlin Porter Lundeen, what civil and structural engineering is like, and what an internship or full-time position could look like.
We believe in Rainier Scholars because they push for equity, challenge the traditional education system, and provide support to underrepresented students. The 2022 Summer Teacher volunteering program is open in Seattle and Tacoma. You can fill out a general volunteer form online!