Fikru Diro

5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5101

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave. N

Shoreline, WA 98133


Phone: 206-546-6957 or -5882


The WorkFirst program is designed to assist low-income parents receiving TANF/cash assistance from DSHS to achieve their educational and employment goals. Students may enroll in classes from any of our Professional/Technical programs leading to a certificate or AAAS degree, as well as other programs such as GED, English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education and/or skills upgrade courses.


Types of Assistance

  • Tuition, fees, books, uniform (where applicable)    
  • Case management support
  • Other assistance including support services may also be available through DSHS



  • A parent of a child 18 years or younger
  • Currently receiving TANF cash assistance from DSHS
  • Enrolled in in a Professional/Technical program, in a GED, ABE or ESL program, or in a skills upgrade course (such as computer literacy) 


How to Apply

To get started, please contact Fikru Diro by phone at 206-546-6957, by email at, or in person in Room 5101 (FOSS Building).


Additional Information

Assistance is typically available for up to one year, depending on funding resources and ability to create other funding options.