Welcome to our site! Our programs are centered around the areas of community-engaged learning, democratic engagement, leadership education, preK-12 student success and place-based initiatives. Build authentic community and expand your educational experience at the University of Washington. Browse our opportunities below to find something that works for you.

  1. Community-Engaged Courses

    Community-Engaged Courses

    Volunteer with community-based organizations as part of a course.

  2. Leadership Minor

    Leadership Minor

    Study and develop competencies for leadership in your professional and public life.

  3. CELE K-12 Tutor or Mentor

    CELE K-12 Tutor or Mentor

    Tutor in a K-12 classroom or support high school students in post-secondary planning. 

  4. Presidential Scholarship

    Presidential Scholarship

    Merit-based scholarship for incoming WA State students recognized for their leadership capacity and commitment to community

CELE News & Events

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Spring Celebration 2024 • Thursday, 23 May 2024 4:30 pm

Thursday, 23 May 2024 4:30 pm–7:30 pm
Location: Husky Union Building

Spring Celebration is a forum for CELE and Mary Gates Endowment students to showcase student service, leadership, and activist work conducted in partnership with the community. 

More information HERE

Add to CalendarThursday, 23 May 2024 4:30 pm7:30 pmAmerica/Los_AngelesSpring Celebration 2024

Spring Celebration is a forum for CELE and Mary Gates Endowment students to showcase student service, leadership, and activist work conducted in partnership with the community. 

More information HERE

Husky Union Building

recruitment

Jumpstart is Hiring!

Applications are live for all positions! Apply by November 10th! Positions are open until filled, but start date is immediately and service in the classrooms begin January 3rd.

Check out position descriptions, benefits, and how to apply for each position HERE. 

  • Team Leaders (8 positions)
    • Lead a team of 3-4 UW peers in the preschool classroom. Build your leadership, management, coaching, and observation skills! 
  • Corps Members (45+ positions)
    • Serve on a team of 3-4 UW peers in the preschool classrom. Build your resume, earn an AmeriCorps Education Award of $1374 while preparing preschoolers for Kindergarten!
  • Community Engagement Coordinator (1 position)
    • Create and collaborate on various family and community engagement events to support the Jumpstart mission!

 

Now Hiring - Graduate Staff Assistant: Student Advising and Program Support (Paid Internships)

The Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center is accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA): Student Advising and Program Support position for the appointment period of September 16, 2024 - June 15, 2025. This role will directly support the Dream Project College and Career Readiness Assistants, Undergraduate Community Based Internship, and Work Study Tutors.

This role provides a unique opportunity to learn about program administration, support community/school-based partnerships, facilitate student learning around equity issues, and link experiential opportunities to career readiness.This experiential learning opportunity provides students with community and school-based work experience, near-peer mentorship, professional and personal development opportunities, and cohort discussions around identity, power, privilege, and oppression. 

View full job description and application instructions here.

If interested, please submit materials at the link provided in the position description by Monday, April 29.

Now Hiring - Graduate Staff Assistant: Community Engaged Learning

The Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center is accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA): Community Engaged Learning position for the appointment period of September 16, 2024 - June 15, 2025.

Compensation and benefits for this role will reflect the negotiated labor contract and salary schedule that govern academic student employees and are subject to union shop provisions.

The Graduate Staff Assistant: Community Engaged Learning will contribute to community-engaged learning at the UW through partnership development and student engagement. This position will work primarily with our community-engaged courses program and will support students community-based service opportunities with academic coursework. The GSA will also contribute to the institutionalization of community-engagement at the UW Seattle through research, writing, and faculty outreach.

If interested, please review the full position description and application instructions. Deadline for submission is Monday, April 29.

Now Hiring - Graduate Staff Assistant: Student Advising and Program Support (Leadership and Career Connected Learning)

The Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center is accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA): Student Advising and Program Support position for the appointment period of September 16, 2024 - June 15, 2025. Someone in this role will support the Husky Leadership Certificate and General Studies 350 course.

Compensation and benefits for this role will reflect the negotiated labor contract and salary schedule that govern academic student employees and are subject to union shop provisions.

The Graduate Staff Assistant: Community Engaged Learning will contribute to community-engaged learning at the UW through partnership development and student engagement. This position will work primarily with our community-engaged courses program and will support students community-based service opportunities with academic coursework. The GSA will also contribute to the institutionalization of community-engagement at the UW Seattle through research, writing, and faculty outreach.

If interested, please review the full position description and application instructions. Deadline for submission is Monday, April 29.

2022-23 Annual Report

2022-23 Annual Report

The Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center provides students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to contribute to thriving communities. Building authentic community and campus partnerships drive our work.   

Our programs are centered around the areas of community engaged learning, leadership education, pre-K-12 student success and place-based initiatives. 

Learn how these central focus areas came to life this past year. 

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Stories

Not sure how to get involved? Here are some stories from students and partners from across all our programs.