Seattle University Youth Initiative
Results

Recognition

    • In 2013, for the second year in a row, Seattle University appeared with only 24 other institutions on U.S. News and World Reports list of top schools for service-learning.
    • High level delegations of leaders from 20 universities have visited Seattle University to learn about how they might replicate the Youth Initiative in their communities.  Several institutions are launching their own place-based initiatives.
    • In 2012, the White House honored Seattle University with one of only five Presidential Awards for community service, the highest recognition by the federal government to a college or university for its civic engagement, service learning and volunteerism.  In 2013, Seattle University was again recognized by the White House, this time with “distinction” which is given to only 100 institutions.
  • This effort is absent even a hint of artifice.  The relationship between Seattle U and its neighbors works both ways.  A community gets to tap into the considerable resources of the private university on the hill and Seattle U gets to sharpen the Jesuit philosophy of public service that helps distinguish it from other schools.

    The Seattle Times .