Fund for Engagement Recipients 2012-2013
The Center for Service and Community Engagement is pleased to announce that after careful review, 13 proposals received funding in the second year of the Seattle University Youth Initiative Fund for Engagement. Fifty thousand dollars was designated for implementation proposals and $25,000 was made available for planning proposals, totaling $75,000. Students, staff and faculty submitted 24 letters of intent requesting over $156,000. The funded proposals represent a range of activities that will significantly advance the outcomes of the Youth Initiative. The following proposals will receive funding during 2012-2013:
After-school STEM Program, Bailey Gatzert Elementary School
Frank Shih, College of Science and Engineering
This after-school program facilitated by Seattle University’s Bannan Scholars offers science and mathematics curriculum and test preparation for students at Bailey Gatzert.
Chess Club, Bailey Gatzert Elementary School
Patricia Sully, School of Law
School of Law students will operate a chess program as part of the Seattle University/Bailey Gatzert Elementary School After-School Program.
Citizenship Tutoring Project, Neighborhood House
Patricia Sully, School of Law
School of Law students will partner with Neighborhood House to provide citizenship classes and tutoring to residents of Yesler Terrace.
Experience Business Project, Upward Bound
Andrea King, University Advancement
The Experience Business Project (EBP) provides business immersion experiences to high school students participating in Upward Bound that has a major focus at Garfield High School.
Finding Urban Nature (FUN) Program, Bailey Gatzert School
Cheryl Wotus, College of Science and Engineering
In partnership with the Seattle Audubon Society, undergraduates will use experiential activities to introduce third and fourth graders from Bailey Gatzert Elementary School to the natural world.
JustServe, Garfield High School
Andy Gorvetzian, Class of 2015
JustServe offers Garfield High School students an opportunity, grounded in the ethics of social justice, to engage with their community and fulfill their service-learning requirement through a variety of activities, service days, and reflections.
Reach Out Kindergarten Readiness Summer Camp, Neighborhood House and Yesler Terrace|
Shandra Benito, Class of 2014
This program will offer two free summer camps geared towards children transitioning into kindergarten in 2013 and will be staffed by University student volunteers.
Seattle Youth Traffic Court, Garfield High School and Seattle Municipal Court
Margaret Fisher, School of Law
In Youth Court, students from Garfield High School will sentence their peers for actual traffic infractions while working with Seattle University Law School student mentors and the Seattle Municipal Court (SMC). The University mentors and the high school students will also organize public events and advise SMC representatives on policies and training.
SUM Corps, Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and Washington Middle School
Leanne Robertson, College of Science and Engineering
The Seattle University Math Corps, which consists of University student volunteers, offers after-school math enrichment programs at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and Washington Middle School.
Summer Robotics Program, Rotary Boys and Girls Club
Alvin Moser, College of Science and Engineering
Science and Engineering faculty and students will offer a summer robotics program as part of the Rotary Boys and Girls Club summer camp.
Summer Youth Media Program, Yesler Terrace Learning Center
Claire Garoutte, College of Arts and Sciences
Together with Photographic Center Northwest, Youth in Focus, and the Multimedia Resources and Training Institute, photography student volunteers from Seattle University will offer a six-week media training program at Yesler Terrace for teens ages 13 to 18 focused on documentary photography and filmmaking.
Enhancing Science and Math Education Training
Lindsay Whitlow, College of Science and Engineering
Provides training opportunities for faculty in the College of Science and Engineering and to local teachers to explore the latest educational scholarship for K-12 students in the areas of math and science.
Strengthen Families Program for Parents and Youth
Kay Beisse, College of Arts and Sciences
The Strengthening Families Program provides parent, youth, and family education that promote positive engagement and communication. In 2012-2013, Seattle University faculty, in partnership with Washington State University, will facilitate a pilot training program with parent groups at Yesler Community Center.
The Fund for Engagement selection committee consisted of Mary Kay Brennan (Department of Social Work), Aram Dagavarian (Class of 2012), Erica Mullen (East Madison YMCA), Jen Sorenson (School of Science and Engineering), Rachael Steward (Center for Service and Community Engagement) and Jessica Weaver (Center for Service and Community Engagement).
Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2012-2013 Seattle University Youth Initiative Fund for Engagement.
See the winners for 2011-2012 here.