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 *
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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: http://volunteer.asuw.org/category/position/ Applications are due Friday, May 25th by 5:00 pm.
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What is your story?
All University of Washington students are invited to share their stories of community involvement by participating in the Spring Celebration of Service & Leadership on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The Spring Celebration highlights students’ work with and in our communities through a gallery of student projects. This is an opportunity for you to present your work in a visual display and discuss what you do in the community with other students, faculty, community partners, and civic and university leaders.
Benefits of participation include:
- Sharing your valuable service and leadership work with a diverse audience
- Connecting with other students doing interesting and meaningful work on campus and in the community
- Receiving feedback regarding your work and presentation
- Building your experience and resume through this presentation opportunity
All UW undergraduate students are invited to apply for the gallery of student projects. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and projects are accepted on a space available basis. All applications to participate are due by April 2, 2012 at midnight.
Learn more by visiting http://exp.washington.edu/carlson/springcelebration/index.html. To apply, visit the Spring Celebration gallery of student projects application form at: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/258.
Any questions or concerns can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Spring Celebration is co-sponsored by the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, Jumpstart, the Mary Gates Endowment for Students, and the Pipeline Project–all units in the Center for Experiential Learning and part of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.
We hope to see you at the event on May 11, 2012 in Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall!
Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes individual students (junior or senior undergraduates) who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and who are committed to continued creative civic participation. The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive $2500 and be honored at the 2012 Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 11, 2012.
The application deadline for the 2012 Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award is Monday, April 2nd at 5 pm Pacific Time (via email preferred). Details about eligibility and complete application instructions can be found on the Carlson Center’s website: http://depts.washington.edu/leader/fellowships/carlsonleaders.html
*If you would like to nominate a student for the award, please contact Rachel Vaughn directly (206.685.2705 or email@example.com by Thursday, March 15th. The student will be contacted by the Carlson Center and invited to apply for the award.
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The Q Center is seeking mentors and mentees! The Queer Mentoring Program at the Q Center will pair UW students who are discovering, exploring, questioning, or otherwise engaging with their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression with other LGBTQ UW students, faculty or staff who have been there, can relate, and have life experiences from which to draw upon to provide amazing mentoring. The Queer Mentoring Program provides an affirming, exciting, and safe environment in which one’s experience with sexuality, gender identities and expressions is celebrated and supported by educated and experienced mentors.
Mentors can talk with you about your joys, concerns, questions, and challenges in your private and community life. Mentors are knowledgeable about community resources, seek to make a contribution to the LGBTQ communities, are accountable to their mentee and the Mentoring Program, and are willing to make a significant time commitment to their mentees.
Mentors are required to complete a brief (1 hour) training with the mentoring program coordinator.
If you are interested in this program or have any questions, please contact Jessica Warmbo at 360-434-4333, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to apply for the program as either a mentor or mentee, please fill out the applications attached to this email, which are also available on our website, and send them to Jessica Warmbo at email@example.com or turn in a hard copy at the Q Center located on Schmitz Hall 450, Box 355838 Seattle, WA 98195.
2012 Mentee Application Form
2012 Mentor Application Form
Apply to become a FIG/TrIG Leader! The Freshman Interest Group (FIG) & Transfer Interest Group (TrIG) Program is looking for outstanding students like you to be FIG/TrIG Leaders for autumn 2012. The program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills (i.e., not over-committed), and a genuine interest in working with freshmen as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @ 12:30-1:20 pm in MGH 258
- Thursday, January 19, 2012, 4:30-5:20 pm in MGH 258
- Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 12:30-1:120 pm in MGH 258
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 4:30-5:20 pm in MGH 258
- Thursday, January 26, 2012 @ 3:30-4:20 pm in MGH 258
As a FIG/TrIG Leader, students will develop a deeper connection to the University while developing transferable skills in public speaking, discussion facilitation, lesson plan development, and principles of instructional leadership. All of these skills will be utilized while instructing a class of 15-25 freshmen enrolled in General Studies 199.
Training will take place during spring quarter 2012. FIG/TrIG Leaders are eligible to receive up to 6 credits (3 in spring and 3 in autumn) for their commitments to the program, which includes both training for and teaching the General Studies 199 course in autumn quarter.
Applications are available online. Please visit uwfigs.com or uwtrigs.com.
To download an application and for more information refer to our website: uwfigs.com or uwtrigs.com. The application deadline is Tuesday, January 31st by 5:00pm here at http://fyp.washington.edu/figs/befigleader.php.
For more information please attend one of our information sessions listed below or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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