Office of the President

January 17, 2019

Othello-UW Commons opens a new chapter in our community partnership

Ana Mari Cauce

Yesterday marked a wonderful and special moment in our University’s partnership with the South Seattle community as we opened the Othello-UW Commons. This facility is the physical embodiment of our commitment to our South Seattle friends and neighbors on a range of issues including healthcare, economic development, cultural and artistic enrichment, and education from preschool to post-graduate education. Thank you to everyone who made this opening possible. I can’t wait to see what happens as this shared space deepens our existing partnerships and catalyzes new ones. And I really loved the ease of getting there from the UW campus on our city’s growing light rail system!

Two story crowd of people at Othello Commons opening

What a great crowd in a great new space built for community engagement!

UW Othello Commons manager Selam Misgano welcomes the crowd

Othello-UW Commons manager Selam Misgano welcomes the crowd

 

President Ana Mari Cauce at the Othello Commons opening day event

Honored to take part in the Othello-UW Commons opening day event

UW student Samia Ali at the Othello Commons opening

UW student Samia Ali at the Othello-UW Commons opening

Mark Richards, Ana Mari Cauce, Anthoni Duong and Ahlaam Ibrahim at Othello Station

With Provost Mark Richards and students Anthoni Duong and Ahlaam Ibrahim at Othello Station, which connects the Othello-UW Commons with UW’s campus

Community leader Gregory Davis at the opening of the Othello Commons

Community leader Gregory Davis at the opening of the Othello-UW Commons