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. Democracy Dawgs

    Democracy Dawgs

    A campus coalition working to increase student voter and democratic engagement. 

  2. Community-Engaged Courses

    Community-Engaged Courses

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

  3. Jumpstart: Early Education

    Jumpstart: Early Education

    Support preschoolers' learning through reading and playful learning!

  4. America Reads Work Study Tutor

    America Reads Work Study Tutor

    Tutor with Riverways Education Partnership at an elementary, middle or high school, in a variety of subjects. Enjoy a flexible schedule with high impact as a K-12 tutor.

CELE News & Events

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Dawg Daze: Huskies Serve and Lead • Thursday, 22 September 2022 1:30 pm

Thursday, 22 September 2022 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
Location: Mary Gates Hall 171E

Learn more about service and leadership opportunities and how to get involved! Meet staff from the Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center and learn about a wide variety of ways to get engaged in your communities and develop your leadership skills. We will share information about CELE Fellowships, Community-Engaged Courses, Leadership Minor, Dream Project, Husky Leadership Certificate, Jumpstart, Othello-UW Commons, Riverways Education Partnerships, and Undergraduate Community Based Internships (UCBI).

You can find our full list of opportunities here!

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Add to CalendarThursday, 22 September 2022 1:30 pm2:30 pmAmerica/Los_AngelesDawg Daze: Huskies Serve and Lead

Learn more about service and leadership opportunities and how to get involved! Meet staff from the Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center and learn about a wide variety of ways to get engaged in your communities and develop your leadership skills. We will share information about CELE Fellowships, Community-Engaged Courses, Leadership Minor, Dream Project, Husky Leadership Certificate, Jumpstart, Othello-UW Commons, Riverways Education Partnerships, and Undergraduate Community Based Internships (UCBI).

You can find our full list of opportunities here!

Mary Gates Hall 171E

recruitment

UCBI & Dream Project CCRA Mentors

The Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center is hiring five (5) paid student mentors to facilitate school and community-based internships for undergraduate interns working in public schools and nonprofit organizations in the greater Seattle area. Four (4) mentors will work with Undergraduate Community-Based Internships (UCBI), and one mentor (1) will work with College & Career Readiness Assistants (CCRAs). 

The UCBI/CCRA Mentor 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. 

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NextGen Civic Leader Corps Coordinator

The NextGen Civic Leader Corps Coordinator will engage students, faculty, staff, and alumni, along with varied community and campus partners to implement curricular and co-curricular programming for undergraduate students interested in public service. The NextGen program aims to engage a broad cross-section of incoming and continuing UW undergraduate students throughout their undergraduate experience. The 2022-23 academic year will be the first full year of implementation for this new program.  

We seek competitive applications from individuals who fully embrace the University of Washington's commitment to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive work team and to bringing these core values into our daily work with students, faculty, staff, and the communities in which and with whom we work.

Salary for the position is $5200/month. The position is open until filled, with a priority application review date on August 17, 2022. Interested applicants can apply to requisition #210131 on the UW Employment site.

Program Manager for Community Partnerships

The Program Manager for Community Partnerships leads the day-to-day implementation of our academic community-engaged courses program and has significant responsibility for building community-based organization and campus relationships that support the overall mission of the CELE Center. The range of tasks in this position will include: direct advising with students enrolled in community-engaged courses, outreach to community-based partner organizations, work with faculty/instructors to support community-engaged pedagogy in their classrooms, and management of online systems and web content to enable and support community-based learning at the University of Washington.

We seek competitive applications from individuals who fully embrace the University of Washington's commitment to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive work team and to bringing these core values into our daily work with students, faculty, staff, and the communities in which and with whom we work.

 Salary for the position is $5400/month. The position is open until filled with a priority application review date of Wednesday, August 17. Interested applicants can apply to requisition #209862 on the UW Employment site.

Jumpstart is Hiring!

Applications are live for all positions! Positions are open until filled, but those who apply by August 31, 2022 will receive priority in screening.

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

  • Team Leaders (10 positions)
  • Corps Members (55+ positions)
  • Student Equity Officer (1-2 positions)
  • Community Engagement Coordinator (1 position)

 

Graduate Curriculum & Student Support Coordinator

The Graduate Curriculum & Student Support Coordinator will spearhead student recruitment efforts for CELE courses, support the coordination of course logistics, and assist with the creation and facilitation of CELE lectures and course offerings. This includes supporting student program participants, and being involved in the planning and facilitation of professional development sessions, among other tasks. 

Please read the full position description before applying. The position would begin in mid-September and end in early June. Open until filled, priority deadline of September 7th. All questions can be directed to Jermaine Rocacorba, jroca@uw.edu

 

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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Stories

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