Fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

At Continuum College, we believe everyone deserves education to thrive in our ever-changing world. And we believe diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are fundamental to our mission. From the students we serve to the staff and instructors we employ, we are committed to creating a diverse community where each person feels welcome, included, accepted and on equal ground with one another.

Addressing systemic inequity takes each of us — and all of us. Each person brings visible and invisible qualities and a unique perspective and experience that, together, open new possibilities and give our work new meaning. Education has the power to change lives and promote positive change toward an antiracist society that is grounded in social equity. We embrace working together to generate positive social impact and to ensure the communities we serve attain the education they need to create new opportunities.

We acknowledge that we live and work on the land of the Duwamish and Coast Salish people, land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

Opening the Door to Opportunity

While the Pacific Northwest has seen a decade of economic boom, many local people are struggling due to inequities and rising living costs. The UW Certificate Scholarship exists to break down barriers for Washington adults living on low incomes, by providing access to in-demand skills and career opportunities. With help from funding partners, we can now offer need-based aid for many UW Certificate programs, covering at least 80% of program fees.

Meet one of our 2021 scholarship recipients, Corine Rigby, who used the UW Scholarship and UW Certificate in Digital Marketing to gain the skills she needed to step back into the workforce with confidence.

Read Corine's Story