University of Washington student participation in service-learning is breaking records. Learn about this community-based learning opportunity through February’s episode of UW 360 which contained a special spotlight on the Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center, “Stories on service learning integrated with academics.” Follow University of Washington students Erna Ciric and Kaitlin Hall who combine service learning with academics, volunteering at the University District Food Bank and the Pike Market Senior Center, and hear from the Carlson Center’s new director, Rachel Vaughn.
On May 9, 2011, UW undergraduates will showcase their civic engagement projects that enrich their undergraduate education and benefit the local nonprofit organizations, schools, and campus programs with which they volunteer. In the 2009-10 school year alone, nearly 5,000 UW students participated in university-sponsored public service, including service learning, public service internships and volunteer work.
Undergraduate participation in service learning has increased dramatically as students are eager to apply what they’re learning in class to an outside context and because they are driven to give back to the community. Learn how service and leadership made a difference for two UAA alumnae and meet two students who shared their experiences at this year’s Spring Celebration.
Join the Dream Project on November 14 and 15 and help more than 300 local high school students craft competitive college application essays. Volunteer writing tutors are needed to work with students one-on-one. Students who attend the weekend often come in with nothing and leave having submitted a completed college application.