About Us

Our Mission

Through Riverways, UW undergraduates tutor, mentor and support K-12 students in Seattle schools, as well as rural and tribal communities across the state. Our project transforms the learning and inspires the growth of both UW and K-12 students, while addressing inequities in public education in Washington State.

Our Vision

  • We will offer K-12 outreach opportunities to every UW undergraduate who desires them.
  • We will ensure strong, vital, and reciprocal relationships with K-12 school and community partners.
  • UW undergraduates will gain leadership skills by mentoring K-12 students, collaborating with community partners, and supporting fellow tutors.
  • The values of diversity, inclusion and equity will be infused into every aspect of staffing, recruitment, outreach and programming at the Pipeline Project.
  • UW undergraduates will learn about the realities of education inequity within our state, and take action through K-12 mentorship and civic engagement.
  • We will help K-12 students to cultivate self esteem, excitement about learning, and take steps toward their person goals, while supporting schools and organizations in their aims to create equitable education.