Joint Statement of Olympia Police Department Chief Roberts and Black Alliance of Thurston County Chair Dr. Johnson

In light of recent events Chief of Police Ronnie Roberts and Dr. Karen Johnson of the Black Alliance met today and have the following statement: “We are at a time in our country where violence is pulling communities apart.  We must come together to address longstanding challenges between our Black communities and law enforcement.  We recognize…

South Puget Sound Community College Awarded $500,000 Grant for Guided Pathways Program

College Spark Washington along with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges today awarded South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) a grant of $500,000 over five years to develop a Guided Pathways program. Guided Pathways aims to support low-income students and students of color by helping community colleges develop clear paths to certificates,…

Uber, Visit Olympia, and Thurston County Target Zero Team Up to Offer Thurston County Residents Safe and Sober Rides Home

Visit Olympia and Thurston County Target Zero are excited to announce the official launch of Uber in Olympia and Thurston County on Friday, July 15, just in time for Capital Lakefair. Uber will service all of Olympia and the surrounding area by seamlessly connecting riders to Uber drivers through the Uber app, making the entire…

Washington State’s First Class of Direct Transfer Nursing Students Move to Universities

Thirteen nursing students from South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) are the first group of community college graduates to move directly into year four at a university with an Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree. The nursing DTA, announced in 2014 by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, allows students to earn an…