The University District Community
Get Involved with the U. District
To learn more about how to get involved with the University District, email the Carlson Center's U. District Liaison, Shannon Smith, at email@example.com.
Watch "The Kids on the Ave" trailer for a documentary filmed for University Street Ministry in 1996 about homeless youth in the University District.
Learn more about the U District
The University of Washington is surrounded by a vibrant urban community that has changed dramatically over the last few decades. The historical University District community is home to
a variety of business professionals by day, with a strong foundation of residents in single family homes as well as a large transitional population comprised of students and youth. The U District has a lively Farmers Market as well as a plethora of restaurants, shops, and arts and entertainment venues which create a city-wide draw for Seattle residents. The last few years have become increasingly dynamic as the University District continues to evolve. UW growing pains paired with a variety of social, political and economic struggles have served as a catalyst for renewed collaboration among University District groups and the UW.
Many University of Washington staff and faculty have worked with various community members and organizations to help ensure that the University District continues to thrive while maintaining a strong sense of community. The Carlson Center has made the University District one of its current and future priorities. The U. District represents a tremendous opportunity for students to engage with their local community. We believe that it is our responsibility as a member of the U. District community to be responsive and increasingly involved in our own neighborhood.
U. District Community Partners Include:
University Neighborhood Service Center
Linking City Government to Seattle’s Neighborhoods…
Become an advocate and share a meal with a young adult who is without housing
University District Youth Center
Allows a safe and warm drop-in space for young adults who are homeless
Also would like creative volunteers with a special interest in planning and leading activities or field trips (art & crafts, sports such as rock climbing/sailing, anything for the youth to get outside the District) for Drop-in program.
University Family YMCA
Can’t volunteer during the week? Serve with the U. District Y to connect with young adults who are homeless every Saturday and Sunday
Contact Emily Bandy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Youth Garden Works
Mentor a youth AND get out in the garden at the same time
Sanctuary Arts Center
Passionate for the arts? Share this same interest in visual arts and music with youth!
Street Youth Ministry
Help provide life skills and resources to youth in the U. District
Elizabeth Gregory Home
You can help women break the cycle of homelessness and begin a new independent life.
U. District Food Bank
Sort donated food and help clients around the Food bank