The University of Washington, the West Coast Poverty Center, and the Seattle community offer many opportunities for students who are interested in poverty and social policy in the U.S. to learn more about it and to get involved in solutions to poverty in the community.
The West Coast Poverty Center regularly offers graduate courses in poverty, including our biweekly Seminar Series on Poverty and Policy, which attracts doctoral and professional students as well as faculty from sociology, economics, public affairs, geography, social work, urban studies, history, public health, nursing, and other fields. Students can enroll in the series for credit, or simply attend. More information about the Seminar Series and other WCPC-sponsored courses is available on our Studying Poverty at UW page, along with a listing of other poverty-related graduate and undergraduate courses that are most frequently offered on campus.
To learn more about opportunities for volunteering and service learning, see our "Getting Involved" page.