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Engagement Opportunities

BLAC guest speaks at University of Puget Sound Masters of Education Class

July 2023

What an honor to speak with education students and faculty University of Puget Sound about the work that BLAC is doing.  

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BLAC Partners with the Eton School in Celebration of Juneteenth!

June 2023

This year Eton School is honored to host a Juneteenth Community Celebration designed to center, celebrate, and support Black voices and businesses.  BLAC was attendance to share about the work being done!

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BLAC Featured on Positive Philter

June 2023

In this episode, I am joined by inspirational educator, Jonathan Lee. We discuss his experience going to a PWI Private School in high school, how that experience shaped his career, and how he wants to help other students of color share their stories through "Bridging Legacies Across Campuses" platform.

Shout Outs and Plugs

BLAC Participates in Odessa Brown Children's Clinic (OBCC) Community Conversation

April 2023

BLAC participated in Connecting the Dots: Restoring Transformative Academic and Community Partnerships.  Led by Dr. Max Hunter of OBCC, and partnering with Dr. Emile Pitre, author of "Revolution to Evolution," discussion on strengthening community efforts to promote pathways into healthcare careers.

BLAC Featured on Humans of SAAS

June 2022

In this episode, Director of Admissions Jonathan Lee shares the work he is doing inside and outside SAAS.

He discusses his non-profit, Building Black Excellence for African American Youth, and his podcast, "Our Faces, Our Voices," which both aim to unite and empower students of color around the country. Jonathan talks about his four fundamental questions, including, “When did you discover you were diverse?” Throughout this episode Jonathan offers plenty of wisdom, touching on the importance of having a “tentative plan” for life.


January 2022

#MaxOutTime #EducationReboot: Seattle Academy Director of Admissions and Bridging Legacies Across Campuses (#BLAC) Founder Jonathan Lee discusses how the pandemic has exacerbated the independent school admissions process. A native of Alexandria, Virginia, and graduate of Episcopal High School, Jonathan’s LLC aims to make independent schools like Episcopal and Seattle Academy more diverse through networking and consulting across the country.

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