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 Tutor

    Riverways 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.

  2. Community Volunteering

    Community Volunteering

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

  3. Alternative Spring Break

    Alternative Spring Break

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

  4. 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.

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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News & Events

CELE Center

CELE Center

Seeking a dynamic graduate student to join our team!

The CELE Center is seeking to hire a Curriculum & Student Support Liaison. The Curriculum & Student Support Liaison is an hourly role that will work with our professional staff team on facilitator and student support for our practicum in community service (EDUC 401) courses. Ideal candidates will have experience working in K-12 education and a robust network of graduate student contacts with interest and experience in education policy and educational equity. Priority deadline for applications is Monday, October 11th.

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Undergraduate Community Based Internship

Undergraduate Community Based Internship

Undergraduate Community Based Internship Applications are Open!

UCBI is a paid internship program that places undergraduates with nonprofit and public sector organizations. Students interested in community engagement and public service get the chance to explore, contribute and grow as they work in, with and for local communities. Applications are due Sunday, October 24th (11:59PM PT).

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