Service and Action

Solidarity is learned through 'contact' rather than through 'concepts'… When the heart is touched by direct experience, the mind may be challenged to change. Personal involvement with innocent suffering, with the injustice others suffer, is the catalyst for solidarity which then gives rise to intellectual inquiry and moral reflection.

Peter Hans Kolvenbach, SJ

Community Service

Campus Ministry provides a variety of community service opportunities. In the 2019-2020 academic year, a few of those opportunities include the following: 

Juvenile Justice Mentoring 

The King County Juvenile Division is responsible for the care and custody of youth in detention. State law requires King County to provide a juvenile detention facility.

King County uses detention sparingly and only for the most serious or violent crimes and high-risk offenders. While in detention, youth attend school and have access to a wide range of programs and services. The focus is on rehabilitation, not punishment, and ensuring community safety. King County is committed to helping youth involved in Juvenile Court develop into healthy, productive adults.

Yes! Farm

Following a partnership in Campus Ministry's inaugural Urban Plunge in Winter 2019, Campus Ministry offers intermittent work party opportunities with our neighbors at Yes! Farm. Are you interested in urban farming and food justice? Are you someone who gets excited getting your hand in the soil? Ever wondered what a new farm looks like? Spend some time with happy plants and happy people! Founded by farmer, educator, and member of the Black Farmers Collective, Ray Williams, Yes! Farm is a new urban farm just south of campus near Yesler Terrace Park and the community center. 

For more information on service opportunities offered through Campus Ministry and for more information about the above opportunities, contact our Campus Minister for Social Justice.

Want to be involved after graduation? Take a look at the resources below! 

Learn More About Post-Grad Service Opportunities