October 26, 2012

11th Legislative District

By University of Washington

Fast Facts

  • 1,057: UW students from the district, Fall Quarter 2012
  • 6,142: UW alumni living in the district
  • 847: UW employees living in the district
  • 313: Husky Promise students in 2012-2013
  • $10,764,254: UW district business contracts
  • 3,694: U-Pass commuters


State Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D)

State Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D)

Rep. Position 1 Zack Hudgins (D)

Rep. Position 1 Zack Hudgins (D)

State Rep. Steve Bergquist

State Rep. Position 2 Steve Bergquist (D)

UW College in the High School Programs

The UW in the High School (UWHS) program gives groups of qualified high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take five-credit University of Washington courses for credit in their own school with their own teacher. UWHS courses use the same UW curriculum, activities, text, tests and grading scale used in courses taught on the UW campus. Students who have completed a UWHS course say they are better prepared for college-level work in the areas of writing, mathematics and earth science and world languages. UWHS courses can help improve students’ study habits as well as make them more adept independent learners – skills necessary for success in college courses.

  • John F. Kennedy High School, Burien
  • Lindbergh High School, Renton

Ackerley Partner Schools Network

A joint project of the University of Washington College of Education and the Ginger & Barry Ackerley Family Foundation, the Ackerley Partner Schools are high-needs schools in the Pacific Northwest that receive additional support and resources to aid practicing teachers and principals.

  • Concord Elementary School
  • Lindbergh High School
  • Nelsen Middle School
  • Wing Luke Elementary School


Through MESA, students of color and girls achieve their full potential in mathematics, engineering and science. MESA students in grades K-12 excel in a supportive, challenging and fun learning community.

  • Cleveland High School
  • African American Academy
  • Concord Elementary

Mathematics Education Project (MEP)

This program partners with schools and districts to transform mathematics teaching and learning so all students develop a robust understanding of mathematical concepts and accurate, reliable and efficient strategies.

  • Kent School District
  • Seattle School District

Puget Sound Writing Project for Teachers

All PSWP Institutes welcome K-16 teachers who want to deepen their knowledge about the teaching of writing. Teachers will have the opportunity to practice their own writing, investigate an educational topic of their choice related to writing, share teaching strategies and learn efficient strategies from other teachers.

  • Highline School District
  • Seattle School District
  • Kent School District
  • Renton School District

Emerging Leaders in Engineering

Emerging Leaders in Engineering recruits talented high school students and enhances the university experience of engineering majors, with scholarships and leadership-building and educational opportunities.

  • John F. Kennedy Memorial High School
  • Lindbergh High School

Young Executives of Color Program

The UW’s Young Executives of Color Program is a series of business exploration workshops for local high school students of color.  Students from public and private high schools throughout the Puget Sound area come to the UW campus the first Saturday of every month.

  • Foster High School
  • Lindbergh High School


An outreach program developed by the Burke Museum to deliver high-quality museum experiences to classrooms around the state.  With state funding for its pilot year, the Burkemobile visited seven Washington schools, giving the children an opportunity to see fossils, Native American artifacts, bird feathers and insect collections.

  • Dearborn Park Elementary, Seattle
  • Showalter Middle School, Tukwila

Math Academy

Math Academy helps high-achieving high school juniors develop the math and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in engineering and exposes students to a variety of examples of engineering in practice.

  • Cleveland High School
  • Foster High School

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN), a unit of the College of the Environment, is centered at the University of Washington’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences.  The PNSN is operated jointly by the University of Washington, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University. It is funded by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Energy and the State of Washington. PNSN operates six seismograph stations in the 11th Legislative District and one NetQuakes instrument that sends data to the UW following significant earthquakes.

Community Based Organizations

These community organizations are members of the Teacher Education Program’s Community Based Organization (CBO) network. Every secondary teacher in training has a field experience in a CBO that complements their school-based field experiences. This builds connections between the teacher in training, community organizations and local schools and gives students opportunities to develop a holistic and assets-based view of children and youth.

  • South Park Community Center
  • YMCA Concord

The Parenting Clinic

Over the past five years, The Parenting Clinic has had a grant to work with more than 100 families of children with ADHD, providing extensive evaluation and intervention services with the goal of treating current behavioral and learning difficulties and preventing future problems. These interventions include intensive parent training, child social skills groups and consultations with schools.  The project takes place in King and Pierce counties.

  • Kent School District
  • Seattle School District
  • Renton School District

School of Nursing — Community-based Clinical Training

Advanced Practice Community Health Systems Nursing (APCHSN) students carry out community health projects partnering with eight to 10 local, city and county agencies, offices and organizations to provide youth education projects and health education for new mothers and elders.

  • Concord Elementary School, Seattle
  • South Park Community Center, Seattle
  • Sea Mar community Health Centers, Seattle


WWAMI is an enduring partnership between the University of Washington School of Medicine and the states of Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The WWAMI program’s purpose is to provide access to publicly supported medical education across the five-state region.  These offices oversee clinical medical education for the School of Medicine within their regions, providing support services for the local clerkships and students rotating among them. WWAMI focuses not only on medical students but on students in K-12, college students, medical school graduates in residency and physicians in community practice.

  • Highline Community Hospital
  • Sea Mar Community Health Center
  • Swedish Home Health & Hospice
  • VAMC Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Valley Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities (DECOD) – Renton

DECOD provides oral health care to people with acquired and/or developmental disabilities and is one of the few providers in Washington state with the means and willingness to give these patients comprehensive dental care. Along with licensed dentists and dental hygienists, students also help provide care. Outside its clinic at the School of Dentistry in Seattle, DECOD works through community clinics and will even take treatment to patients who are unable to go to the provider.

UW Mobile Geriatric Dental Clinic – Renton

The clinic trains senior dental students and provides care to underserved older adults throughout King and Snohomish counties. The clinic began in 2004 as a dental examination and basic services unit for elders and people with disabilities in adult day health centers. It has since expanded to serve low-income, ethnically diverse elders living in subsidized senior housing or attending senior centers throughout these two counties.  It has provided extensive dental care to more than 700 people at 13 different community sites. Most of the patients are ages 60-90, although some are younger adults with disabilities.  Those who require more extensive or complex treatment than can be provided through the mobile clinic (e.g., multiple extractions, biopsies, endodontic therapy) are referred to clinics at the School of Dentistry.

Tukwila Partnership for Oral Health

A program of oral health education, screening, dental sealant education and fluoride varnish application conducted in partnership with the Tukwila School District. Other partners include Community Schools Collaboration – Sea-Tac, Washington State Smile Partners, Public Health King County, Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Association, Washington State Dental Association, Washington Dental Service Foundation and Delta Dental, local area dental practices and many volunteers.

Washington State Smile Partners – Tukwila

The School of Dentistry is partnering with this nonprofit preventive dentistry organization to conduct Smiles at School, a program for low-income children in public schools.

UW Developed Technology

Ostex International (acquired by Inverness Medical) is among many businesses whose technologies were developed at the University of Washington. Those technologies   have now transferred to the private sector to become start-up companies within the community.