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

  1. Riverways EDUC Seminar

    Riverways EDUC Seminar

    EDUC 401 Riverways Seminars pair your tutoring experience with a once-weekly seminar focusing on a theme in education.

  2. Collegium Seminars

    Collegium Seminars

    Opportunities to learn about leadership and enjoy community within a small-class setting alongside UW faculty.

  3. Community Volunteering

    Community Volunteering

    These remote and in-person engagement opportunities are offered by community-based organizations in the Seattle-metro area.

  4. Leadership Firesides

    Leadership Firesides

    Storytelling and conversation with a diverse range of inspiring leaders.

Student Voices

Student Voices

My work with Alternative Spring Break in my home community of Neah Bay was the beginning of learning how to articulate myself. For the first time, I felt like I could belong to both worlds: the world of the Makah elementary students and the world of UW undergrads. It was during this surreal moment — having dinner as a guest at my former principals house — that I started to see how my academic life could circle back to my home community.

—Auston Jimmicum, '20

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