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Abo: On preparing for the future
Alumni

Abo: On preparing for the future

Bertrand Abo is a 2014-2015 Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) alumnus from Cote d’Ivoire who studied business management at Pierce College, receiving certificates in organization development and global business during his time there. Mr. Abo thrived in the atmosphere that the Community College Initiative (CCI) program offered and he explains here how his step by step plans for success that … Continue reading

Thank you friendship families!
Current Students / Friendship Families

Thank you friendship families!

NWCCI participants always praise Americans for their willingness to reach out and help others without asking for anything in return, their willingness to volunteer in their communities, and their selfless acceptance of people from other cultures into their homes. Our friendship families embody all of the values that NWCCI participants cherish so dearly in Americans. When we … Continue reading

NWCCI: News and thank you
News

NWCCI: News and thank you

After seven successful and enriching years, the NWCCI is starting our first August without a cohort of new students. We did not receive program funding for the 2016-17 school year and as a result, we will not be hosting NWCCI students. Since its inception in 2009, this program received over $14 million in funding from the … Continue reading

NWCCI Host Parent Kathleen Beaumont: “A Passage to India”
News

NWCCI Host Parent Kathleen Beaumont: “A Passage to India”

The NWCCI program is comprised of numerous host families across the Puget Sound and would not have been possible without the gracious help and kindness of these people, such as Kathleen Beaumont, who hosted NWCCI students for the past six years near Pierce Community College’s campus in Lakewood, Washington. Beaumont is a full-time program development manager at … Continue reading