Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

25 Years of Service, Learning, and Leadership

Through campus and community collaborations, The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center cultivates knowledge, skills and capacities to create an equitable and liberated world.

UW Students


What’s New!

Excited about taking a class with a service component? Check these out!

Learn about academic credit for the learning associated with your internship or service

Join a Democracy through Dialogue dinner!

Find other volunteer opportunities


Community Partners


Autumn Partner Event

Thanks to all who joined us on the 14th for breakfast and community-building >>

Welcome Our New Team Members!

The Carlson Center is so thrilled to have Katie Wallace and Donna Pham join our team.

Community Based Internship Program (UCBI)

The application process has closed. Click here to learn about the UCBI partners for 2019!


On-Campus Partners


Curious about the UW’s Carnegie Classification process?

Every five years, the Carnegie Foundation calls for universities to apply to its Classification for Community Engagement. The UW will be applying in 2019, and here’s where you can learn about the process and our progress!

Meet your 2018 Carlson Award Winner

We were honored to present the 2018 Carlson Award to Guillermo Fernando Mogollan Diego at Spring Celebration last May

Resources for 2017-18 Courses

Newly published guide of Student Leadership Competencies for Community Engagement >>

Winter Quarter Service-Learning

Browse positions registered with your course and learn more about service learning basics