Rachel Clements

Rachel Clements, Program Officer

Rachel Clements oversees College Spark’s Community Grants program and collaborates on our initiative investments and advocacy strategies. Contact Rachel for assistance applying for a College Spark Community Grant and questions about current grants.

Before and Beyond College Spark:

Rachel joined College Spark in September 2011. During the previous ten years she helped kids reach their academic goals through direct service and fundraising for programs offering mentoring, tutoring, intensive advising, and other supports.  She is a graduate of the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. Rachel lives in West Seattle where she and her two young children are working on a comparative analysis of playgrounds.

Night Table Reading:

We Don't Live Here Anymore by Andre Dubus; The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt; Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Karen Fields.

Quote of the Moment:

"There is a difference between navigating the world and explaining it."  – Ta-Nehisi Coates