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. Internship GEN ST 350 Course

    Internship GEN ST 350 Course

    Earn credit for the learning associated with an internship experience.

  2. Community-Engaged Courses

    Community-Engaged Courses

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

  3. America Reads Work Study Tutor

    America Reads Work Study Tutor

    Tutor at an elementary school focusing on literacy skills in Kindergarten - 3rd grade classrooms. Enjoy a flexible schedule with high impact as tutor in historically underserved communities in Seattle.

  4. Riverways Rural & Tribal Programs

    Riverways Rural & Tribal Programs

    Develop leadership skills and community awareness through working in literacy arts, STEM and college access projects in rural and tribal communities throughout Washington State.

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11/9/2022: CELE Center Night Out at the HUB!

The Community Engagement & Leadership Education (CELE) Center would like to invite UW students to our CELE Night Out at the HUB happening Wednesday, 11/9 at 5:30-7:30pm at the HUB Bowling Alley! All students are invited to learn more about how they can serve in communities, build their leadership skills, and receive training and mentorship through our CELE Center programs, mingle and get your bowl on with other CELE Center program participants! Bring a friend or 2 and join us for food, bowling, and fun!

What: CELE Center Night Out at the HUB!

When: Wednesday, 11/9 5:30-7:30pm

Where: HUB Bowling Alley

Who: All CELE Center students and staff, and UW students are invited! Please RSVP to ensure a spot and a lane: 

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Spring Celebration 2023


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!


We're Hiring! Dream Project College and Career Readiness Assistant (CCRA) Interns

College and Career Readiness Assistant (CCRA) interns will support and deepen the work of the current Dream Project mentorship model and support partner school College and Career Counselors in targeting and supporting high school and middle school students with multiple college readiness indicators. In addition to the work on school campus, the CCRA cohort engages in professional development and community building with one another and is supported by a graduate student mentor. Learn more on our page.

The CCRA Commitment: Support the College and Career Access offices on a  partner school campus 10-12/hrs/week, attend professional development/community building sessions 2x/month, meet with the CCRA mentor 2x/month.

Pay: $17.27/hr. Work-study eligible preferred, but not required.

We are currently still hiring to support high schools and middle schools in Federal Way, Kent, Auburn, Tukwila, Seattle, and Highline school districts! Application is open until all spots are filledApply here!

Next review deadline: Friday November 3, 2022, 12:00pm.

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2021 Virtual Showcase

2021 Virtual Showcase

Even in a year of remote learning, staff, faculty, community partners and students have thought creatively about how to pivot their work and address critical issues in our communities. This Virtual Showcase offers you a glimpse of what community engagement and leadership looked like this past year at the University of Washington.

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