Seattle University Youth Initiative
Engaging Campus

2013-2014 Fund for Engagement Awards

  • The Center for Service and Community Engagement is pleased to announce that after careful review, 5 proposals received funding in the third year of the Seattle University Youth Initiative Fund for Engagement.  Fifty thousand dollars was designated for implementation and planning proposals. Students, staff and faculty submitted 10 letters of intent requesting over $98,000. 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 2013-2014:

    JustServe, Garfield High School

    Aram Dagavarian, CSCE VISTA Volunteer
    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.

    Seattle Youth Traffic Court, Garfield High School and Seattle Municipal Court

    Margaret Fisher, School of Law
    In Youth Court, students from Garfield High School 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.

    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. Seattle University faculty, in partnership with Washington State University, will facilitate training programs with parent groups at Yesler Community Center.

    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.

    “Know Your Rights” Empowerment Program, Youth Detention Center

    Patricia Sully, School of Law
    The “Know Your Rights” Empowerment Program will provide monthly legal advocacy and creative learning workshops for youth detained in the King County Juvenile Detention Center.

    The Fund for Engagement selection committee consisted of Jen Sorensen (School of Science and Engineering), Kristi Lee (College of Education), Steven Ono (Graduate Student, College of Education) Lisa Taylor (Seattle Tilth) and Priya Singh (Center for Service and Community Engagement).

    Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2013-2014 Seattle University Youth Initiative Fund for Engagement.