OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

Please join OMA&D staff and students for this event.

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, in collaboration with the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, United Way of King County, and the MLK Celebration Committee, invites you to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on January 20th, 2014. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will begin with a kick off event in the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, featuring inspirational speeches and coffee, tea and pastries. Make sure to sign up, and register your student organization to march with us! While some MLK Day of Service participants will be departing from the kick-off to attend service projects throughout King County, we are organizing a group to participate in Rise Up! Restore the Dream! Seattle’s annual march and celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy. For more information about the MLK Day of Service, please read the information on the flier or contact us at 206-543-4635 or


Winter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service!  MLK, Jr. Day of Service is on January 20th, 2014, and the University of Washington Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is partnering with the United Way of King County to coordinate a county-wide event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King.  Each year, this event engages over a thousand volunteers in service projects from all over the Greater King County region.

We are currently recruiting for Project Leaders!  Project leaders select a specific service site, and are responsible for recruiting volunteers to participate in their project.  They will sign volunteers up with United Way, and help with facilitation at Kickoff and their service site during the Day of Service.  Project Leader Registration Opens November 12th!

What does it mean to be a Project Leader? Tasks include:

• Recruit volunteers to join your MLK Day project • Communicate with your host organization • Communicate with volunteers who sign up for your project • Use the United Way online registration system to sign upand register group members • Help frame why this event & your specific service project are important for the volunteers • Coordinate t-shirt pick for your group members

If you are unable to fill your project with people you know, there will be an opportunity to open your project up to individual volunteers in early January!

You can also read our Volunteer Project Leader Resource Manual by visiting

We will be holding two Project Leader Info Sessions.  These sessions are not mandatory, but are a great opportunity to learn more about signing up for a project and recruiting volunteers, as well as using United Way of King County’s interface.

You may attend one of the following Project Leader Info Sessions:

Thursday, November 7, 4-5pm in MGH 173R

Tuesday, November 13, 12-1pm in MGH 171E

If you are interested in participating in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, but don’t want to be a Project Leader, registration for individuals will open on January 3.

For more information, please visit or email


The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is committed to engaging undergraduates in understanding, building, and improving our communities.

We work to expand the scope of education, promote effective public service, and foster a rich cultural and civic life for those of us involved with the university and neighboring communities.



City Year


City Year is a great opportunity to build career experience, leadership skills and make a difference in the lives of children.

We offer full-time positions to students interested in doing a paid, year of service.

You can #MakeBetterHappen for a year. Learn More!

Early Deadline September 30, 2013

For more information contact City Year Recruitment at

City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time

service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. At City Yearʼs 25 locations across the United States and two international affiliates, teams of young people called corps members serve full-time in schools for 10 months as tutors, mentors and

role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed. Visit to learn more.



Attention Juniors and Seniors!

 Gain Experience and Make a Difference

 The University of Washington Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” for Winter Quarter 2013. This weekly seminar will introduce junior and senior students to a diverse range of tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students will have an opportunity to apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the University of Washington. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to the University by sharing their knowledge and experience with new students who are working to become independent learners.

  • Seminar begins 1st  week of Winter Quarter,  January 7th, 2013
  • Seminar will meet on Mondays from 3-4:20 PM or from 5:30-6:50PM
  • Tutoring will take place on campus
  • Receive 3 credits for working with two students or 2 credits for working with one student
  • A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more registration information, please contact Laura Chen at:

 Tutor-Mentor * 2-3 Credits *

EDUC 401

Current syllabus available for review at:



United Way of King County’s Project LEAD (Leadership, Effectiveness and Diversity) program

A healthy, vibrant community happens when everyone is engaged in civic life. And yet, here in ethnically and racially diverse King County, too many people of color are left out of the public conversation.

United Way of King County’s Project LEAD program is currently recruiting people of color for the 2013 session of Project LEAD. Program information as well as the schedule, with class dates and times, can be found with the application through this link.

United Way of King County is changing this with Project LEAD—Leadership Effectiveness And Diversity. This nonprofit leadership training program, which this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary, prepares highly qualified people of color to become knowledgeable, responsive and strong civic leaders.

Criteria For Involvement: Due to the critical need for more diverse nonprofit board leadership, Project LEAD is open only to people of color.

Applicants Will Be Selected Based On The Following Criteria:
1. Previous volunteer service at a significant personal or community level.
2. Experience and success working as part of a team—at work, in the community, at church, etc.
3. Commitment to the program and its expectations, as evaluated during an interview.
4. Demonstrated readiness for the legal and fiduciary responsibilities required for board service .

Participant Commitments Include
1. Participants are required to attend and actively participate in ALL program sessions.
2. Participants are expected to honor the expectation to serve on a committee and/or board of their choice following completion of the program.

How To Apply To Project Lead

The application deadline for 2013 Project LEAD is Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

Apply online OR download the application in PDF or Microsoft Word format from the website.

Submit downloaded application via:

Fax: 206.461.8495 (attn: Project LEAD)
U.S. mail: United Way of King County – Project LEAD,
720 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

For more information, contact our Project LEAD staff at 206.461.5014 or

Do you volunteer? Are you committed to giving back? Do you want to make a difference?

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center will be offering a Winter Quarter 2013 course entitled “Are Do-Gooders Doing Good?: Critical Perspectives on Civic Engagement” (General Studies 348; SLN 14377). They would like to invite you to join in a critical reflection on what it means to “do good.”

General Studies 348 will offer a hands-on opportunity to explore the concept of civic engagement. Students will critically reflect on their own service experiences through the lens of several leadership theories, engage with principles of community work, and learn from the experiences of community leaders. The course will draw heavily on students’ involvement in service and will weave these together with elements of other academic coursework and future academic/career goals.

  • The course has a required service-learning component (20-40 hours working in the community during the quarter).
  • Students are encouraged to utilize current service commitments toward this requirement, though individualized support will be offered to those looking for a service opportunity.
  • This is a three-credit course that is offered as credit/no credit.
  • Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:20PM in Mary Gates Hall.

Those interested in the course should email with questions and/or to request an add code. Space is limited. Add codes will be distributed as requests are received.

Internship Opportunity — Latino/a Educational Achievement Project (LEAP)

Position: Legislative Day & Civic Engagement
Application Deadline: October 31, 2012

For over ten years, LEAP has been advocating for youth, educating the public on education issues and empowering our communities to participate in the civic process.

LEAP is currently looking for an intern to assist in organizing their annual Legislative Day. Each year, as part of their annual conference, LEAP’s Legislative Day at Olympia brings together over 400 students from all across the state to meet and discuss important issues with their elected officials. This is an amazing opportunity to gain valuable experience on public leadership, project planning, legislative affairs and educational policy.

This is your opportunity to join their team and make a difference!

Click here to apply to the LEAP internship position!

We hope you will consider applying.

Calling all STEM and Pre-health majors!

  • Are you looking to make an impact on someone’s life?
  • Are you looking to stand out on your resume for graduate school such as medical, pharmacy, dental or nursing school?
  • Are you looking for an easy writing credit class?

If you answer YES to any of these questions, the Dream Project may be for you.

The Dream Project is a UW course and a social outreach program where UW undergrads mentor first-generation to college and low-income students in King County high schools as they navigate the complex college admissions process.

Overview of the 2 credit lecture (EDUC 360) class:

  • Writing Credit (optional)
  • Weekly high school visit at one of 17 schools
  • Visit times are spread out through the week
  • Transportation time is included & transportation to the high school is provided
  • Attend additional events throughout the quarter

Click here to learn more about the program and sign up.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be a part of a committee that advises the University of Washington Provost, who serves as the chief academic and budget officer of the university. The Provost Advisory Committee for Students, or PACS, is a student-led and operated group that meets weekly year round to craft budgeting principles for the Provost and to advise her on matters related to annual budgets, tuition, financial aid, long-term planning, and admissions. Undergraduate students interested in policy analysis, research, university budgeting priorities, and who wish to have an impact in top level university planning and decision making are encouraged to apply! Please follow this link to apply: Applications are due Friday, May 25th by 5:00 pm.

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