Cascadia College postponed in-person community events for three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they have marked their return.
In May, the college participated in Centro Cultural Mexicano’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta para la Familia, which was a free event held at Redmond’s Downtown Park.
“Our goal is to empower communities by providing programs for education and by building strong connections through art and culture,” said Angie Hinojos, executive director of Centro Cultural Mexicano. “We are proud to share the brilliance and beauty of our culture in a way that all can enjoy.”
During the month of May, Cascadia College teamed up with UW Bothell and sponsored the Pups and Cubs 1k at the UW Bothell Husky 5k event; the virtual and in-person race helped fundraise for student scholarships.
In July, Cascadia College saw a large number of students, staff, and family members participating in Bothell’s Fourth of July Parade. The institution also made an appearance at Redmond Derby Days, and provided giveaways and prizes for the crowds.
“It is invigorating to connect with our surrounding communities again, and share with them the many opportunities and resources available at Cascadia College,” said Sara Gómez Taylor, Cascadia College director of marketing and outreach.
Cascadia College will table a booth at the Celebrate Woodinville Festival on August 13, and will be represented at Saturday Summerfest on August 20, which is organized by the Bothell-Kenmore Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to making their comeback at in-person events, Cascadia College is partnering with the Together Center in Redmond, which is an organization focused on a healthy, housed, and thriving community where individuals can easily access a range of services at one location. The goal of the partnership is to operate a classroom with a focus on running start and basic education courses for residents in the south end of the district.