Legislative District 39

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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"As a Person of Color and first-generation American citizen that has survived domestic violence and various punishment systems, UWB gave me a safe space to reflect on my experiences of harm, racism and oppression; and strengthened my leadership and community engagement skills. I am a passionate system disruptor and I believe that people directly impacted should be centered in decision making spaces. I plan to continue my education and research focused on gender-based violence and incarceration."
Kristina JorgensenB.A.: Society, Ethics and Human Behavior; M.A.: Policy Studies; 2021 Husky 100 member


The UW facilitates hundreds of programs in communities across the state. Below are a few that operate in your district. Programs active as of January 2021.

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.

Livable City Year

Livable City Year (LCY) creates meaningful and sustained partnerships between the University of Washington and local governments, engaging UW faculty and students to work on community-identified projects to improve livability and sustainability. Through LCY, hundreds of students benefit by tackling real-world challenges, and partner cities benefit from bold applied ideas that propel fresh thinking, improve livability for residents and invigorate city staff. The program welcomes new partnerships with communities of all sizes and budgets.

Stop the Bleed Washington

Blood loss is the leading cause of preventable death in multiple-casualty events like mass shootings, terrorist attacks and earthquakes. Stop the Bleed training gives potential bystanders the skills and knowledge to provide immediate bleeding control and save lives. Training is free to the public and offered in eight western Washington locations. Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center, along with the American College of Surgeons Washington State Committee on Trauma, Seattle and King County EMS and Harborview Medical Center work together to provide this lifesaving training to Washingtonians.


RISE UP/SKY GEAR UP is a federal grant program that provides middle and high school students from low-income families in the Skagit, Klickitat and Yakima valleys with the support they need to access and succeed in college. Beginning in sixth and seventh grades, students join a program cohort for the next seven years. The program focuses on helping students enter STEM fields, providing tutoring, mentoring, financial aid instruction, college and educational field trips, teacher professional development and parent empowerment.

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 Keith Wagoner (R),
    Senator Keith Wagoner (R)

    Senator Keith Wagoner (R)

  • Representative Robert Sutherland (R),
    Representative Robert Sutherland (R)

    Representative Robert Sutherland (R)

  • Representative Carolyn Eslick (R),
    Representative Carolyn Eslick (R)

    Representative Carolyn Eslick (R)