Legislative District 21

UW community members are living and working in districts across Washington state. Here's how we are making an impact in your neck of the woods.

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  • 357 Husky Promise students

  • 1,554 UW students

  • 1,280 UW faculty and staff


"My Husky Experience has meant discovering ways to be an asset to the people and spaces I engage with even in the midst of pain and isolation. However, I can proudly say it has also left me more aware and secure in who I am as a multifaceted person. I now have the ability to say, 'I may not always have the answers, but there is purpose in the journey of discovering them.' These experiences have molded me into a person who dreams not only for myself but for my family and community as well."
Victoria TyronInternational Studies, Communication; 2020 Husky 100 member


The UW facilitates hundreds of programs in communities across the state. Below are a few that operate in your district.

Foster School of Business–Consulting and Business Development Center

The Center engages students and local business owners in solving complex, unstructured, real-world challenges. Through faculty-led business education courses and the work of student consulting teams, the Center grows business revenues and jobs with a focus on businesses owned by those who are LGBTQ+, people of color, women, veterans, tribal citizens and those located in underserved communities. Since its inception in 1995, the Center has generated more than $210 million in new revenue and retained over 200,000 jobs. Classes are offered in Seattle, Yakima, the Tri-Cities and on tribal lands while drawing business owners regionally and nationally.

Forefront in the Schools

Forefront in the Schools (FIS), an initiative of the UW’s Forefront Suicide Prevention program, guides high school administrators, students and parents through a collaborative, comprehensive process of policy development and curriculum improvement to build on existing student mental-health and suicide-prevention efforts. FIS aims to create school communities that are prepared to prevent student mental-health problems and respond to students with mental-health needs, including those at risk for suicide.

UW in the High School

Through the UW in the High School program, high school sophomores, juniors and seniors can complete University of Washington courses — and earn college credit — in their own classrooms with their own teachers. Teachers are approved and trained by UW faculty to teach official UW courses using UW curriculum, activities, texts, tests and grading scales. Participating students can earn college credits at a fraction of the cost, and these credits are accepted by most colleges and universities across Washington and around the country. Partner high schools can offer UW coursework in computer science, math, science, world languages, humanities and social sciences. Check out which schools UW in the High School is partnering with in your area.  

Young Executives of Color

Young Executives of Color (YEOC) is a nine-month college pipeline program hosted by the UW’s Michael G. Foster School of Business. YEOC focuses on engaging high school students of color in a comprehensive curriculum that includes college preparation, professional development, business lectures and powerful mentorship. The program, which is free to students, currently serves 190 students from over 75 high schools around Washington state.


  • Senator Marko Liias (D),
    Senator Marko Liias (D)

    Senator Marko Liias (D)

  • Representative Strom Peterson (D),
    Representative Strom Peterson (D)

    Representative Strom Peterson (D)

  • Representative Lillian Ortiz-Self (D),
    Representative Lillian Ortiz-Self (D)

    Representative Lillian Ortiz-Self (D)


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