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. 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. 

  2. CELE Fellowships

    CELE Fellowships

    Funding for students committed to making public service part of their academic experience.

  3. 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.

  4. Husky Leadership Certificate

    Husky Leadership Certificate

    Capstone experience combining reflection, mentorship and creation of a leadership e-portfolio.

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Live Storytime with Jumpstart Seattle!

Live Storytime with Jumpstart Seattle is back! Join Jumpstart members from University of Washington and Seattle University for some virtual story time, fun games and activities!

Join us online on Mondays at 11am and 5pm Pacific Time.

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NextGen Civic Leader Corps Launch Event

We invite you to the formal launch of this program at the UW where university and community leaders will address the importance of this investment in developing the next generation of government, non-profit, and social venture sector leaders. Students involved in the development of the program will also share their stories and how their commitment to public service has been supported by NextGen Civic Leader Corps activities this academic year. 

Time: May 6 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Register by May 4.

Location: the Othello-UW Commons (4200 S Othello St).

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Assistant Director of Rural and Tribal Partnerships

Reporting to the Executive Director of the CELE Center, the Assistant Director of Rural and Tribal Partnerships oversees the administration and operations of student programs, including Literacy Arts Alternative Spring Break, STEM Alternative Spring Break, Culture and Science Exchange (CASE), Neah Bay Telling our Stories and Riverways Guides. Collectively, these programs engage 100 UW students with over 2000 K-12 youth across 15 schools throughout Washington State.

Interested applicants should visit the Careers in UAA page to learn more about the position and apply to requisition # 204949 on the UW Employment site. Open until filled. The application priority deadline is Monday, April 18, 2022.

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Rural and Tribal Facilitator Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA)

This position will focus on Riverway’s Rural and tribal outreach programs, including the Neah Bay: Telling our Stories, Imagining our Futures program,the Literacy Arts Alternative Spring Break program and the Riverways Guides Program.

Open for applications until 11:59 pm on April 25, 2022. Please send application materials to Christine Stickler, castick@uw.edu.

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K-8 Tutoring Program Coordinator (Work-Study eligible graduate student position)

America Reads is a national literacy campaign and federal initiative, started in 1996 by the Clinton Administration, to address K-12 literacy challenges.The program enlists college students to work part-time as tutors with elementary students. The Federal government pays 100% of tutor wages via the National Work Study Program and utilizes existing college programs to manage/oversee the implementation. Tutors work directly with elementary students to improve their reading and math proficiency skills.

About the position:

The Tutoring Program Coordinator will collaborate with CELE staff to run the America Reads program through the CELE Center at UW.  Work-study eligible UW students can become paid year-long reading tutors in elementary and middle schools in Seattle. The Tutoring Program Coordinator will have the opportunity to collaborate with CELE staff and students, the UW Work Study office, and Seattle Public Schools to expand the program. 

Application Deadline: Saturday, April 30th 2022 
 

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Equity in STEM Coordinator - AmeriCorps Member

The Equity in STEM AmeriCorps Member will collaborate with the STEM Engagement Program Manager to plan, organize, and implement STEM campus visits, the STEM Alternative Spring Break program, and the Culture and Science Exchange program. This means recruiting participants, developing culturally sustaining STEM curriculum, maintaining and strengthening community partnerships, training participants, and evaluating and sharing the program's progress via monthly reports to key stakeholders.

Additionally, as part of a team of AmeriCorps Members in the CELE Center they will also support general program operations. This includes engaging in student recruitment efforts, supporting undergraduate student program participants, and being involved in the planning and facilitation of professional development and training sessions.

Application Deadline: Friday May 27, 2022 by 11:59 PM (Pacific)

Interested parties can apply here

Educational Equity Coordinator - AmeriCorps Member

The UW Riverways Education Partnerships Education Equity Ameri­Corps Mem­ber will coordinate the Literacy Arts Alternative Spring Break program. They will predominantly work with K-12 students from rural and tribal communities in Washington State. They will recruit participants, developing culturally sustaining curriculum, maintain and strengthen rural and tribal community  partnerships, train participants, and evaluate the program's success. 

Additionally, as part of a team of AmeriCorps Members in the CELE Center they will also support general program operations. This includes engaging in student recruitment efforts, supporting undergraduate student program participants, and being involved in the planning and facilitation of professional development and training sessions. 

Application Deadline: Friday May 27, 2022 by 11:59 PM (Pacific)

Interested parties can apply here

Curriculum & Student Support Coordinator - AmeriCorps Member

The 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. CELE AmeriCorps members will support general program operations. This includes student recruitment efforts, supporting student program participants, and being involved in the planning and facilitation of professional development sessions, among other tasks.

Application Deadline: Monday May 30 2022 by 11:59 PM

Interested parties can apply here

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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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Stories

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