Through Undergraduate Community-Based Internships (UCBI), students partner with nonprofit and public sector organizations to contribute to community-based projects and to explore career paths. With the coaching and support of experienced student mentors, nonprofit community leaders and peers, students gain personal and professional skills working in, with and for local communities. Here we feature a few of their end-of-year reflection presentations.
Food Justice Education
The CELE Center provides funding through our Fellowship programs to recognize student commitment to community-based leadership development. Our team advises and offers opportunities to deepen civic leadership practice, while the students work directly with community partners on leadership projects.
Dream Project: Student leaders
Get to know some UW Dream Project student leaders and hear about their academic experience and program involvement.
Why did you choose your major?
What brought you to Dream Project?
What is your favorite internship moment?
Dream Project: Educational resource videos
When schools began to close due to Covid-19 last Spring, UW Dream Project shifted our service delivery method from in-person weekly mentorship to 100% virtual programming. We knew that students still needed support with planning for and transitioning to life after high school and that during this time, there are many barriers to access that support. After brainstorming with our school and district partners, we landed on a model of creating short educational videos.
The videos are made by small groups of UW undergraduate students and cover a variety of college and career readiness topics. Since our transition last spring, mentors have created over 70 student-facing educational resource videos, which have been made available to our partner schools and students to access and utilize.
FAFSA & WASFA Video
RBHS: Personal Statement Tips
Community-engaged courses combine service delivery or project work that is defined by community partners with structured preparation and reflection opportunities in the classroom. Here you’ll see examples from across the undergraduate curriculum of student work and reflection from the 2020-21 academic year.
Husky Leadership Certificate: e-portfolios
Through the Husky Leadership Certificate program, students identify, articulate and demonstrate their leadership growth and accomplishments during their undergraduate education.
With the support of a mentor and a course that guides students through a structured reflection process, students create a leadership e-portfolio that synthesizes their core values, leadership philosophy and key learning experiences that have been influential in their leadership learning and development.
Riverways Education Partnerships: Alternative Spring Break student reflections
This year, our Alternative Spring Break program looked a little different! Even though we couldn’t go out in person to visit our rural and tribal partners, UW students still linked up virtually with youth across the state. Working on projects ranging from science experiments with drones to writing stories to interviewing community members, undergraduates and kids got to learn more about each other and their communities, discover their similarities and differences, and make connections across hundreds of miles!
Riverways Education Partnerships: Educational videos
As our tutors shifted to working remotely last spring, we had to find new ways of supporting K-12 students at home. We sent out a call to our community partners and teachers and asked for topics for educational videos. Tutors then researched, scripted and filmed short videos that were posted and sent to those classrooms! See some of our favorites here!
Kindergarten Read Aloud
Fourth Grade Long Division
Third Grade: Famous Black Women in US History
Jumpstart: Student videos
Jumpstart members have been doing incredible work to serve our preschoolers and support teachers during this pandemic. Our staff and members have created videos for preschoolers and our Jumpstart community to view. Take a look at what our students have been up to and how they’re making an impact in the early education community!