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Thoughts and advice from new friendship families
Friendship Families

Thoughts and advice from new friendship families

One of the important ways we connect international students in the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) with the local community is through our friendship families program. Friendship families play an important role in the NWCCI student’s experience by providing valuable support throughout the year as well as exposure to U.S. culture by involving the students in family … Continue reading

Partnering with 826 Seattle
Community Partners

Partnering with 826 Seattle

Northwest Community College Initiative Coordinator Charlotte West, who is based at Edmonds Community College, writes about building community partnerships with the local chapter of a national non-profit, 826 Seattle. One of my favorite parts of my job as coordinator for the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program is building relationships with community partners who help … Continue reading

Khalida: Punjab Youth Festival
Alumni

Khalida: Punjab Youth Festival

Khalida Parveen from Pakistan is a Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) alumni who studied business at Pierce College in 2012-2013. Here she shares her work with the Punjab Youth Festival and her goal of improving the international image of Pakistan. You can also read about her reflections on Thanksgiving and her internship at the American … Continue reading

Mohamed: special people should do special things
Alumni

Mohamed: special people should do special things

Helping students to develop professional skills that will benefit them and their communities is a priority for the Northwest Community College Initiative. Mohamed Hassan participated in the NWCCI program during the 2010-11 school year at Edmonds Community College.  He earned two certificates, in English as a Second Language and an Office Skills Certificate of Completion. … Continue reading