South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) will host Pacific Islander Access to College Night (PACS) on Thursday, April 24 from 6-8 PM at the Jerry M. Brockey Center (map). The free event will introduce Seattle’s Pacific Islander community to educational opportunities and support services at South.
Hosted by the South’s AANAPISI (Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution) Center, PACS will give prospective students and their families first-hand experience with South’s education programs, student resources and services, and financial aid/scholarship information. Community non-profits, including International Community Health Services, will also be at PACS to connect attendees with additional services.
To keep the evening entertaining as well as informative, light refreshments will be served and a live acoustic set from professional recording artist Samu will take place. Samu is a Pacific Islander musician who describes his sound as “urban island music.” AANAPISI is partnering with the Education With Purpose Foundation for Pacific Islanders, Northwest Association for Pacific Americans, and “DJ Sistah T and Da Coconut Wireless Show” to put on the event.
Thursday, April 24 from 6 PM-8 PM
Jerry Brockey Student Center, Conference Room A, South Seattle College
6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98106
Free and open to the public
Contact: The AANAPISI Center at (206) 934-5221 or
South Seattle College has the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) designation through the U.S. Department of Education. South offers Pacific Islander classes in anthropology and history as part of the Asian Pacific Island (API) Studies Emphasis taught by a Pacific Islander faculty member, a student-run Pacific Islander Club and additional support services including advising, academic tutoring and financial literacy through the AANAPISI Center.