UW Today

September 5, 2013

News Digest: UW 14th on Teach for America list, program scores perfect 100, UW Botanic Gardens showcases vendors

Logo saying Teach for AmericaUW 14th on Teach for America list
Forty-two recent University of Washington graduates, about 4 percent of all UW seniors, applied to Teach for America in 2013, placing the UW 14th on the organization’s list of large schools contributing recruits. Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Recruits commit two years to teach in high-need areas. This fall, more than 11,000 corps members will be teaching in 48 urban and rural regions across the country. Since the organization was founded in 1990, 397 UW alumni have taught as corps members.

College Assistance Migrant Program scores perfect 100
The UW’s College Assistance Migrant Program received a score of 100 percent, placing it first in the nation, on a pair of federal performance measures that assessed the number of students that completed their first academic year and continued in higher education. The program, administered by the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, provides tutoring, mentoring, career development and financial support for UW students from migrant and seasonal farm working families.

UW Botanic Gardens showcases venues, vendors
Visit the UW’s Center for Urban Horticulture Wednesday, Sept. 11, to learn about UW Botanic Gardens venues for meetings and celebrations and 40 of the vendors available to provide such things as catering, photography and entertainment. The third annual Vendor Showcase, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.