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

  1. 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.

  2. Jumpstart Team Leader

    Jumpstart Team Leader

    Lead a team of UW students to provide educational activities to preschoolers.

  3. Community Volunteering

    Community Volunteering

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

  4. CELE Fellowships

    CELE Fellowships

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

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

News & Events

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break

Apply Now to Participate in Neah Bay: Telling Our Stories, Imagining our Futures 2021-2022

Riverways Education Partnerships is recruiting a diverse and engaged team of six to eight undergraduate students to take part in a year-long mentoring project with fifth grade students at Neah Bay Elementary School! Please review the overview of this project for a complete description and dates of the activities.

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Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on May 21, 2021

If you have any questions, please contact Tanya Eison at teison@uw.edu.

CELE Center

CELE Center

Come Work with Us!

CELE Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Manager of Curriculum and Student Services to provide alignment and coordination across courses offered through the CELE Center. This Manager will work with CELE Center staff to identify opportunities for course alignment; oversee the recruitment, onboarding and support for CELE Center course instructors and facilitators; provide overall course coordination; manage course administration logistics and advise students and communicate with campus partners about student learning opportunities.

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We are hiring AmeriCorps members!

We are hiring AmeriCorps members for 2021-2022!

CELE AmeriCorps members will collectively oversee large-scale operations, including recruitment efforts, supporting student interns, creating lecture content, and planning and facilitating professional developments. AmeriCorps members will serve from September 1, 2021- July 15, 2022.

Applications are DUE by 11:59 PM (PST) on Sunday May 23rd, 2021.

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