Othello-UW Commons


  • A letter from Selam Misgano

    November 19, 2020

    Changes are coming for the Othello-UW Commons. Selam Misgano will be transitioning away from her role.

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  • Operations updates amid COVID-19 outbreak

    March 18, 2020

    Due to the public health guidelines geared toward slowing the spread of COVID-19, the Othello-UW Commons closed to the public beginning March 17, and will remain closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor public health recommendations and share updates about Othello-UW Commons operations here and on our website. Othello-UW Commons staff are working remotely…

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  • "Path to Opportunity": Continuing Education offers Scholarship for SE Seattle Residents for class on Python programming

    October 28, 2019

    Professional and Continuing Education is offering residents of Southeast Seattle a scholarship to participate in an introductory class on Python programming. Foundations of Programming (Python) is a 10-week introductory technology course, approved by the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. Residents do not need any technical training or prior experience to enroll. This…

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  • "Sending off" Students from South Seattle to UW

    September 18, 2019

    On September 7, 2019, the University of Washington staff and students celebrated and helped families "send off" new Huskies as they begin their journeys at the UW. Students who graduated from Franklin, Rainier Beach, Cleveland, and Garfield High School and students transferring from community colleges or other local colleges and their families took pictures, obtained…

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  • Only in Seattle 2019: Celebrating and Supporting Othello Businesses

    August 21, 2019

    On March 27, 2019, the Commons hosted the Only in Seattle 2019 Awards Celebration which celebrated small businesses and associations of Seattle's diverse neighborhoods. Conducted by the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, the Only in Seattle Initiative grants funding and staff support to neighborhood business associations and business districts to support small businesses…

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  • Othello: a speech by Samia Ali

    May 24, 2019

    (as written by Brian Nakata from this article ) On January 16, 2019, Samia Ali, ’19, delivered a powerful speech during the opening celebration for the Othello-UW Commons, a multi-functional partnership space in Southeast Seattle’s Othello neighborhood. Ali’s speech details her experience growing up in the area for 11 years, from the vibrant people who live…

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