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.
Join squeals of preschool delight, help prepare preschool children for school, and raise awareness about the importance of early literacy with UW Jumpstart’s fourth annual Read for the Record event. Read for the Record aims to break the world record of the largest shared reading experience by encouraging hundreds of thousands of children and adults to read the same book on the same day.
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.
U Lead, We Lead is a leadership event for students on October 25. The event is designed for emerging leaders, where undergraduate students can increase self-awareness and understanding of leadership styles, strengths, and challenges.