Connecting Classroom, Campus, and Community
The Center for Service and Community Engagement serves as the main entry point for students, faculty, and staff who want to serve and learn in the community. The Center also acts as the focal point for community-based organizations and government institutions seeking University support to address unmet community needs. The Center encourages all forms of community engagement including direct service, philanthropy, activism, political participation, social entrepreneurship, community-based research, and advocacy.
If you are interested learning more about working with youth and
education through your studies at Seattle U, please check out
the courses being offered below!
This summer take a service-learning class with youth in summer
camp at YEAH! (YMCA Enrichment, Academics and Health) program.
LBST-126 Youth Development: a Comprehensive Approach to
Instructors: Contina Kemp and Eddie Lincoln
Wednesdays 3:15pm to 4:55pm Piggott 305
This course begins an exploration of Youth Development as a
holistic approach to educating students in the K-12 system, in particular as it
relates to Seattle University Youth Initiative programming. Students will
develop an understanding of the need for wrap-around and out-of-school time
support to help close the persistent achievement gaps that plague our
neighborhood schools, as well as inner-city schools across the country. This is
an academic service-learning course.It provides a unique opportunity to learn
from youth in the community, connect to Seattle University Youth Initiative and
to bring real-life youth development experiences into the SU classroom, and
thus integrate this experience with the knowledge gained from the class and the
LBST 321 and UCOR 3620 – Critical Issues in Education.
Instructor: Theresa Ling Yeh
MWF 10:55-12:20, Garrand 114
It counts either as upper level Humanities or Social Science
credit in your major. OR it can count for New Core credit when you register
as UCOR 3620.
In LBST 321, students study the complexities of education,
including: philosophical and historical orientations, purpose of schools and
contemporary trends. Students especially explore diversity as reflected in
today's school population as well as personal beliefs and attitudes towards
diversity. Practitioners such as school counselors, family support workers,
education administrators, and other education reformers will likely participate
in class meetings.
This is a service-learning course. All students will spend 2-3
hours a week working in a Seattle Public School. Students who take LBST
321 will be directly engaged in creating a pipeline of support for youth in the
Bailey Gatzert attendance zone outlined in SUYI - the Seattle
University Youth Initiative.
For Service-Learning presentations, please review this presentation.