Becoming an Anti-Racist Center

We are firmly and deeply committed to the lives of Black community members, Black youth and their families, and Seattle U’s Black students, faculty and staff.

We believe that messages like this one can have an impact, and yet our words ring hollow without action. The Center for Community Engagement is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization. Fulfilling our mission of connecting campus and community requires long-term individual, organizational, and system-wide focus on understanding and undoing white supremacy. We see our commitment to anti-racism as directly linked to Seattle University’s pursuit of a more just and humane world as well as our Jesuit Catholic ethos of cura personalis, care for the whole person. 

Read our Commitment to Black Lives and learn more about actions you can take now. 

 

COVID-19 Updates

The Center for Community Engagement has suspended all in-person CCE programs and events until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns. We remain virtually open and engaged. 

The Center is physically closed but we are open online. Please reach out to our staff via e-mail or send a message to cce@seattleu.edu to connect. You may also message us via our social media accounts on FacebookInstagram or Twitter. 

Further information and resources can be found on the Seattle U webpage: https://www.seattleu.edu/coronavirus/ 

Information for students relating to COVID and the Seattle University campus closure can be found here: https://www.seattleu.edu/get-answers/

A collection of SU Student resources can be found online here via the College of Arts and Sciences and Virtual Community Building offered by the Center for Student Involvement

How to Support Our Community

Please see this page for a list of ideas for how to show up for our community members during this challenging time.

Resources

Access a list of community resources here for residents, families and caregivers, and small business owners.  

 

 2019 CCE Annual Report 

Now Available on ISSUU.

The 2019 Annual Report celebrates the work of hundreds of university students, faculty, staff, community partners and local Seattle residents during the 2018-19 academic year. Through our place-based strategy and our deep partnerships connecting campus and community, we are addressing the seemingly intractable issues we face as a city, a nation and a planet. 

CCE Annual Report 2019 - read on ISSUU

 

Community Partners

With more than 150 community partners, our placed-based approach to service spans every neighborhood in Seattle. Explore the interactive map or visit ConnectSU to search for organizations that match your interest areas. 

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Kent Koth explains the role of the Center for Community Engagement as a part of the Seattle University Youth Initiative.

Seattle University Youth Initiative

The Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI) unites the University and the wider Seattle community.

The Initiative strives to strengthen education and support systems for 1,000 neighborhood youth and their families while enhancing the University by providing service, learning and research experience to students, faculty, and staff. Launched in February 2011, the Youth Initiative has quickly become the largest community engagement project in the institution’s history and a signature element of the University. 

The Seattle University Youth Initiative provides campus—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—with opportunities to lead for a just and humane world. 

Seattle University is nestled in the midst of historic and dynamic neighborhoods, each of which has tremendous leaders who make Seattle a wonderful place to live, learn and serve. 

The Center for Community Engagement is committed to a place-based approach along with campuses all across the country. 

When families are engaged in their child’s formal school experiences, their children often show improved performance in all grade levels, regardless of a family’s background or socio-economic status. 

Get Involved

OPPORTUNITIES FOR CURRENT AND INCOMING SEATTLE U STUDENTS

With more than 150 partner organizations and service-learning courses, we offer students many opportunities to get involved and serve local. 

Paid opportunities for seasoned Seattle U students. 

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