Spring 2013 Carlson Center Announcements
Service-Learning courses combine academic learning in the classroom and service with the community in a variety ofways. The list of courses offering Service-Learning duringSpring 2013 is linked above.
Also take a look at the "What is Service-Learning?" document introducing the central concepts of Service-Learning -- created by the Carlson Center and Faculty and Professional Learning Community (FPLC) representatives from across the UW campus.
updated March 20, 2013
PRE-SERVICE WORKSHOPS FOR SERVICE-LEARNING STUDENTS
The Pre-Service Workshop will provide students with a basic overview of service-learning fundamentals including building reciprocal relationships, approaching community work from an asset-based perspective, and exhibiting professionalism in their work with community organizations. Workshops will be held in Mary Gates Hall (MGH), Room 171 during the following times:
- Wednesday, April 3 - 3:30 - 5:00 PM
*Specifically designed for International Students
- Monday, April 8 – 1:30-3:00 PM
- Monday, April 8 – 3:30-5:00 PM
- Tuesday, April 9 – 2:00-3:30 PM
- Tuesday, April 9 – 4:00-5:30 PM
- Wednesday, April 10 – 2:30-4:00 PM
- Friday, April 12 – 2:00-3:30 PM
No RSVP is necessary; please arrive 5 minutes early, and check in at the front desk.
updated March 20, 2013
SPRING CELEBRATION OF SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP IS COMING!
On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 3:00pm - 5:30pm, we invite you to attend the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership in the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center on the University of Washington, Seattle campus.
The Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership is a yearly event that allows students to showcase their work and learning related to service and leadership experiences. Students across the UW Seattle campus will display and speak about their work. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to engage these students to learn more about their projects and the experiences gained during the year.
updated April 3, 2013
In 2011-2012, the Carlson Center supported 96 service-learning courses across a variety of academic areas, placing 2,933 undergraduate students in volunteer positions with hundreds of non-profit organizations, providing approximately 58,660 hours of service toward a variety of needs in the local community. Read more in the report linked above, including direct quotes from the UW students involved.
updated February 6, 2013
Public Service Opportunity Blog
Find recently posted volunteer, internship, and job opportunities targeting University of Washington students and recent grads interested in public service. Opportunities are posted by partners and friends of the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, Jumpstart, Pipeline Project, and Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity at the University of Washington.
updated February 6, 2012
20 Years, 20,000 students!
Carlson Center's 20th Anniversary
The Carlson Center is celebrating 20 years of engaging students with community. Check out the 20th Anniversary website - with a look at The People, The Programs, The Events, The Community, and The Legacy that define our work. This is also your chance to CONTRIBUTE-- make a gift to the Carlson Center and help us continue to create opportunities for UW students to connect their learning beyond the classroom and develop skills for a lifetime of community engagement.
updated June 6, 2012
Carlson Center featured on the February 2012 edition of UW 360 in preparation for the upcoming 20th Anniversary Celebration!
UW 360 is a magazine-style show that profiles the fascinating people, programs and community connections that define the University of Washington. This February's episode contained a special spotlight on the Carlson Center - "stories on service learning integrated with academics." The episode features students serving at the U District Food Bank and Pike Senior Center, watch for interviews with our partners Joe Grubber and Zoe Freeman, as well as the Carlson Center's new Director, Rachel Vaughn!
updated February 8, 2012