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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 To apply, visit the Spring Celebration gallery of student projects application form at:

Any questions or concerns can be addressed to

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:

*If you would like to nominate a student for the award, please contact Rachel Vaughn directly (206.685.2705 or by Thursday, March 15th. The student will be contacted by the Carlson Center and invited to apply for the award.

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

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 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.

Application Workshops:

  • 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 or
To download an application and for more information refer to our website: or The application deadline is Tuesday, January 31st by 5:00pm here at

For more information please attend one of our information sessions listed below or email or

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 2012. 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 2nd week of Winter Quarter, January 9, 2011
  • Seminar will meet on Mondays from 3-4:20 PM (section F) or from 5:30-6:50PM (section G)
  • Tutoring will take place on campus
  • Receive 2 credits for working with one student
  • Receive 3 credits for working with two students
  • A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more registration information, please contact Anne Browning at:

Current syllabus available for review at:

In honor of a legacy constructed from altruistic principles and unwavering efforts to attain social equality, the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity would like to invite you to answer Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call to serve. Join OMA&D students and staff in a day of volunteering in which the ultimate aim is to answer the age old question posed by Dr. King himself “Life’s most persistent question is: “What are you doing for others?” To find more information, please visit our website. You can also email or call 206-543-4635. Click here to sign up! Please sign up by Friday, January 13th, 2012 at 5pm

ECC Morning Kick Off & Breakfast

Ethnic Cultural Theater
8:30am – 10:30am
January 16th

Join the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Ethnic Cultural Center in kicking off the MLK National Day of Service in positive and inspirational way during our volunteer continental breakfast. Featuring: a formal welcome and thanks from Dr. Gabriel E. Gallardo, Associate Vice President of Student Services and Academic Support Program, historical footage of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and commemorative keepsakes to mark the event. Please RSVP at

Meridian Park Elementary School

Meridian Park School
10:00am – 2:00pm
January 16th

Help Meridian Park Elementary School continue to serve their community by creating usable spaces for after school classes, clubs and activities for students, and meeting spaces for the Parent Teacher Association. Join us for a fun afternoon where we’ll be rolling up our sleeves to clear out, clean up, and organize a much needed space. Van pool leaves the ECC theater at 9:30am sharp.

LSAMP and MESA: Mentor for a Day

Pacific Science Center
8:15am – 2:15pm
January 13th.

Join the Louis Stokes Alliance For Minority Participation (LSAMP) and the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program to bring over 200 MESA elementary school students to the Pacific Science Center to participate in science activities, hands on experiments and learn from guest speakers. Volunteers are needed to engage with students and assist in making their encounter with science and math fun! If interested, please complete a background check and submit it to Stephanie Gardner at or you may deliver a copy to her at the LSAMP Center, in MGH 311. The deadline is January 10.

30th Annual MLK Jr. Rally and March

Starts at 11:00am on January 16th.

The members of the Martin Luther King Celebration Committee announce the 30th Annual region-wide MLK Birthday Celebration. The day will commence with workshops followed by a rally composed of performances by local choirs and guest speakers. The march from Garfield High School will follow directly after the rally and will conclude at the Federal Building on 2nd Avenue. Rally begins at 11:00am, March begins at 12:30pm. Multiple groups will be leaving from campus beginning at 10:30am via King County Metro bus route #48 to Mt. Baker.

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 Winter Quarter. 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 and Mentorship (EDUC 401F&G)
  • Refugee Communities (EDUC 401I)
  • Youth Venture Leadership & Empowerment (EDUC 401O)
  • Education, Law & Equity (EDUC 401Q)


  • General Issues in K-12 Education (EDUC 401A)
  • Literacy in the Criminal Justice System (EDUC 401E)
  • Estudiantes Promotores: Academic and Cultural Empowerment for Bilingual Latino/a Youth (EDUC 401R)
  • Alternative Middle School: Working to Close the Achievement Gap (course code TBD)


  • General Issues in K-12 Education (EDUC 401B)
  • Education for Sustainability (EDUC 401K)


  • Math and Science (EDUC 401H)
  • College Access Project (EDUC 401J)
  • Philosophy for Children (EDUC 401M)
  • Alternative Middle School: Working to Close the Achievement Gap (EDUC 401T)
  • Classroom Action Research (EDUC 401V)


  • Nonprofits and Youth Education (EDUC 401 S)

Click here for details and descriptions for each seminar. All students should attend a mandatory Pipeline orientation prior to the first class session. Click here to sign up! Please contact us at with additional questions. We look forward to working with you.

Wednesdays Oct 5th, 12th,19th & 26th
PACCAR 295 – 5:30PM

Do you want to be a part of empowering under resourced communities and helping decrease life threatening diseases by improving home infrastructure and providing public health education? Would you like to travel to beautiful Central America for a week in the summer? Come find out about University of Washington’s Public Health Brigade! We will be travelling June 12th-19th to a rural community in Honduras and working side-by-side with families and community members to build eco-stoves, latrines, concrete floors, and water storage units. We also spend a day in the local school providing a health lesson to the students about the impacts these new facilities will make on their quality of life. We would love anyone who’s interested to stop by our info session and learn about joining us on our brigade this summer. Speaking Spanish is not mandatory and translators will be provided during brigade.

Visit our website at to apply to our summer 2012 brigade now! Deadline is November 14, 2011.

To learn more, or for answers to any questions about the program, please contact

Public Health Brigades is a program of the international nonprofit, Global Brigades, the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. In 2010, more than 4,000 volunteers from 160 GB university chapters in North America and Europe traveled to provide health and economic development solutions to more than 50,000 beneficiaries through our teams in Panama and Honduras.

Do you remember what your first year at UW was like? Connect with an incoming UW student, help them navigate the UW, alleviate their anxiety and encourage them to get involved all while having fun.

The Mentor Power for Success Program is a dynamic autumn quarter partnership between first-year Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) students (protégés) and continuing UW students (mentors), to help protégés make a successful transition to university life. Mentor students use their knowledge of UW resources and services to guide protégés as they navigate the breathe of what university has to offer. In Winter quarter UWAA invites student mentors and protégés to explore various career fields and connect with UW Alumni and Professionals at a career networking and reception event.

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) Mentor Power for Success Program invites you to be a student mentor for Autumn Quarter.We are looking for 50 dynamic, motivated and qualified UW students from various academic fields to serve as student mentors for Autumn Quarter! You can make an important difference by volunteering. As a student mentor, you will be paired with an incoming OMA&D freshman or transfer student and help them adjust to the rigors of college life in a fun and personal way. Mentors have the option of taking GEN ST 350 credit. This year we have an overwhelming request for mentors in the sciences, if you’re in one of the majors above, we highly encourage you to apply. Click here to apply–>

The Taro Roots Foundation is looking for UW students to participate a mentoring/seminar program for youth ages 10-14 during summer quarter 2011. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a future college-credited practicum which provides options such as service learning (i.e. tutoring the youth of Taro Roots, serving as a volunteer in Taro Roots’ summer clinics/camps, etc.) and/or take a university course with a sports-related focus. AES 499 Credit Available (enrollment is limited).

What is the Taro Roots Foundation?

The Taro Roots Foundation is a non-profit organization that believes that the lessons gained through sports and education will build youth leadership, foster growth, and increase self-confidence. The Taro Roots Foundation’s specific mission lies in providing tools for the quality living of all youth through athletic training and education based workshops. The Taro Roots Foundation’s greater mission is to help all young people better their lives and future.

Come make a change for a child this summer!

This summer quarter they will be running their first combined sports clinic/academic enrichment program. Throughout the course of summer quarter, participants will be participating in 5-6 discussion seminars that will cover how to mentor youth for sports and education. For the remaining four weeks of the quarter, students will participate in teaching a curriculum and helping kids with sports clinics.

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