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.
Help local high school students achieve the dream of getting into college. Join the Dream Project on November 19 and 20 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Dream Project’s Admissions Workshop Weekend and help hundreds of local high school students craft competitive college application essays.
In February, Dream Project members shared the Dream Project’s innovative two-track model for increasing access to college that combines outreach, service learning, and advocacy to address issues of opportunity and access in college admissions at the 2009 College Board Western Regional Forum in Denver, CO.
The 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium happens May 15, 2009, from noon-5 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall. The Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience.