Community Engagement

Community engagement is a core part of the UW’s mission. Learning with and from our communities is embedded in the UW’s public service mission and a huge part of our faculty and staff’s work and our students’ learning experiences.

Featured stories

Welcoming back Tent City 3 to the UW

As one part of the community’s response to homelessness in the region, the University of Washington will welcome back Tent City 3 — an organized tent-city community — on its Seattle campus for 90 days during winter quarter 2021.

Creating communities that care

Across Seattle, UW School of Social Work students and community leaders are working together to encourage healthy behaviors in young people — and set them up for success.

I climb up the ladder

Growing up on the Makah Reservation in Neah Bay, Auston Jimmicum vividly remembers meeting University of Washington students for the first time.

Four people pose for a picture during a MLK Day of Service project

Teaching and learning

Find a community-engaged learning course or get involved with the community.

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A person paints a wall outside.

Community partners

Explore how community partners and the UW can work together.

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Carnegie classification

Collage of Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell campuses

We are honored to announce that UW Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma have each received the Carnegie Foundation’s 2020 Community Engagement Classification.

This achievement is a testament to our partner community organizations and countless faculty, staff and students who share — and make possible — the UW’s commitment to advancing the public good.

Thanks go to the community partners and Carnegie Working Group for their thoughtful recommendations on how we can continue to deepen our collaboration with communities across the city, region, state and world.

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