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The Urban Prep Fellows Program: A Unique Year of Service Opportunity in Urban Education

In Chicago, just one in forty African-American boys in public schools earns a college degree by age 25. But for four years in a row at Urban Prep Academies, the nationʼs first network of all-male charter public high schools, 100% of seniors have gained admission to attend four-year colleges and universities.

Do you have the skills, passion and energy to help us to continue to prepare urban boys to succeed in college? If so, consider applying to join the Urban Prep Fellows Program, a distinctive full-time, one-year service fellowship opportunity for recent college graduates.  Urban Prep Fellows augment and support regular classroom learning by building bonds with first year students through academic and personal advising, managing after-school activities, communicating with families and leading a small-group seminar course. During their service year, Fellows are provided with housing, transportation, health and dental insurance and a monthly living stipend.

Complete our online application today.

Deadline: February 15th, 2014.

Applications submitted after February 15th will be reviewed on a rolling basis if positions are still available.

Learn more about Urban Prep by viewing this short video, visiting the Urban Prep Fellows website at , or finding us on Facebook and twitter.

For any questions please contact Fellows Program Manager, Dom McKoy, at or 312-276-0259 x1128.






You’ve learned the tricks and done it all….now it is time to pass the bone to an incoming husky!

Become a Student Mentor…click here for more details

Are you interested in learning more about the world of K-12 education?

Thinking of teaching as a possible career?

Would you like to make a difference in the life of a young person?

If so, check out the Inner Pipeline seminars offered by The Pipeline Project during Spring Quarter 2013. Students receive credit for attending a seminar once a week and tutoring in Seattle schools or community organizations for 2.5 hours or more per week.There are a wide range of seminar topics.Here is a comprehensive list of our upcoming offerings:


*  Higher Education Tutoring & Mentorship (EDUC 401 G&H)

*  Arts and K-12 Education (EDUC 401 Y)


*  General Issues in K-12 Education (EDUC 401B)

*  Literacy and Justice through Photograph (EDUC 401 Z)

*  Non-profits and Education (EDUC 401 V)

*  Leadership in Education Equity (EDUC 401 X)


*  Teaching/Tutoring English Language Learners (EDUC 401 A)

*  General Issues in K-12 Education (EDUC 401E)

*  Education in the Justice System (401F)

*  Refugee Communities (EDUC 401J)

*  Education for Sustainability (EDUC 401K)

*  Strength Based Education: Serving the Underserved (EDUC 401 W)

*  Mentoring in Educational Psychology (EDUC 401)


*  Philosophy for Children (EDUC 401 L)

*  Math and Science in K-12 Education (EDUC 401 I)

*  Literacy and Justice through Photograph (EDUC 401 Z)

*  COOL Science Education (EDUC 401 )


Details and descriptions for each seminar may be found on our website:

All students should attend a mandatory Pipeline orientation prior to the first class session.You may sign-up and rsvp at

Please contact us at with additional questions.We look forward to working with you.


Got Mentors?

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 Diversity, Mentorship and Success

  • WHEN: 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  • WHERE: Turner Auditorium (HSB, D-209)
  • Appetizers, wine, and refreshments provided

Moderated by:

  • Scott Davis, Chair, Epidemiology

Guest speakers:

  • Dr. Juan Guerra, Former Vice Provost of Student Affairs and Diversity, Graduate School
  • Vanessa Galaviz, Student, DEOHS
  • Dr. Sara Mackenzie, Professor, Health Services Program Director, Undergraduate Public Health

CV – February 2013 (2)

—Additional information—

Hosted by the School of Public Health Diversity Committee, Critical Voices is a quarterly event committed to supporting diversity in the SPH by highlighting student, staff, faculty, and community learning opportunities that represent a wide spectrum of cultural, ethnic, and disciplinary perspectives. Our upcoming panel event, Got Mentors? will promote dialogue on topics of faculty mentoring, peer mentoring, and the importance of mentorship as it relates to building a diverse and supportive community of scholars. Good mentoring can make the difference when recruiting and retaining diverse students, and plays a vital role in helping students become marketable graduates. With good mentoring, a student is prepared to enter his or her profession not only with requisite disciplinary knowledge and skills but also with an understanding of the pathways to success and the self-reliance to embark upon them with confidence. Got Mentors? will provide vital tools to aid faculty and students in creating successful mentor relationships.

Interested in some personal one-on-one mentorship with some real med students at UW School Of Medicine?

APAMSA (Asian/Pacific Islander Association of Medical Students) is offering a rare opportunity to have a personal medical student mentor who you can ask questions to, meet with and be friends with! Our goal is to build a pipeline for pre-med students who identify as Asian/ Pacific Islander to connect with UWSOM and better equip themselves for their career aspirations.

Minimum requirement for mentorship is to meet with mentor at least 1/ quarter, but we are hoping for mentorship to be a lasting long-term relationship, through which undergrad/pre-med students can build a relationship with medical students of a similar background.

The application is a brief (15-20 minute) survey that gives us a little background to help us better pair you with a mentor from UWSOM.

Please only submit serious inquiries!

Limited Slots available!

Application Deadline is Dec 15th!

Mentorships will be paired by beginning of Winter quarter

Each summer, the UW School of Medicine’s Center for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion & UW School of Dentistry Educational Partnerships and Diversity offers an unique opportunity for college freshman and sophomore students interested in medicine and dentistry.

 The Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a six-week enrichment program for talented underrepresented college freshmen and sophomores interested in medicine or dentistry. The program will offer each scholar intensive enrichment in core science courses, clinical exposure, mentor shadowing and much more.  The UW simultaneously aims to provide its participants with a deeper understanding of the needs of underserved communities within a supportive and diverse environment.  The UW SMDEP has a 23 year proven record of success among our graduates.  As of 2011, 870 of our SMDEP graduates have gone on to medical school or dental school.

 It is intended for students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds (economic, geographic, education) and/or students who are underrepresented in medicine (racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population). We feel that students who expect to encounter significant barriers in achieving their educational and professional goals will benefit from SMDEP.

 The UW SMDEP information/application is online at  SMDEP application opens November 1st.  The application deadline is March 1st. SMDEP has rolling admissions: SMDEP accepts students on an ongoing basis, so please apply early. View SMDEP video at . Please see enclosures regarding promotional materials on SMDEP.

 If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pam Racansky at or Dan Olson at .


The Q center is connecting UW students (mentees) who are exploring their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression with queer UW students, staff, faculty, and alumni (mentors) who have been there, can relate to, and have tips for living a happy and fulfilling life.

The Q Center is now accepting mentor and mentee applications for winter quarter! Sign up to now to get started at the beginning of winter quarter! Mentors of color are highly encouraged to apply at this time. In particular, mentees have requested queer women of color and queer trans people of color.

To sign up as a mentor, please complete the form here:

To sign up as a mentee, please complete the form here:

For more information or questions, please contact the Queer Mentoring Program Coordinator, Ginger Colamussi, at