The Summer Olympics are "a dream come true" for Saudi women athletes 

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Brunei will send female athletes to the London games for the first time. Read about it on CNN here


Summer Dates

Last day of tutoring: Friday, June 8th

Last day of the quarter: Tuesday, June 12th


First day of summer quarter: Monday, June 25th


How Immersion Helps to Learn a Language

Read about it in the New York Times here.


Cultural Awareness Series: Somalia April 24th, 12:30PM to 3PM at the NewHolly Gathering Hall.

Are you interested in learning more about our local Somali Community?  Join us for another Cultural Awareness Series focusing on the vibrant Somali community in King County.  There is no cost to participate.  Please share this invitation with anyone you think might be interested in participating.  To RSVP please e-mail: or call 206-709-4528

Space is limited.  



  • ·         General Overview of Recent History and Reasons Driving Immigration
  • ·         Background on the diverse Somali Community in King County
  • ·         Role of Religion for Somalis
  • ·         Cultural Do’s and Don’t’s
  • ·         Somali Cuisine and Lunch
  • ·         Somali Greetings and Helpful Phrases
  • ·         Outreach Strategies
  • ·         Challenges of being a Somali Woman Immigrant
  • ·         Social Health Issues


Guest speakers:


  •  Suufi Mohamed Sheikh Hassan: Community Leader/ Sufi Imam/ Heads Service Center Afrique/ Commissioner for Immigrants & Refugees for City of Seattle


  • Director, Refugee and Immigrant Community Health (RICH)/Manager of Hope Academic Enrichment Center


  •  Farhiya Mohamed:SW Youth and Family Services Somali Family Advocate / Seattle Public Library / Red Cross Disaster Action Team & Language Bank Volunteer

Orientation schedule for Service-Learners

Please plan on attending one of our orientations (about 30 minutes). This will count towards your service-learning hours and give you a sense of the program.

Tuesday, April 3rd: 4:00

Thursday, April 5th: 11:00

Thursday, April 5th: 2:00

All orientations will take place in the Basic Studies office. We are on the third floor of the main Seattle Central campus (corner of Pine and Broadway) in room 3122.