One of the goals of the Center for Community Engagement at Seattle U is to partner with faculty and staff to develop relationships with community partners and contribute to a more equitable neighborhood. Local Immersions offer faculty and staff a one to three-day experience in which participants gain a deeper understanding of local issues, plant the seeds for community partnerships, and learn experientially with colleagues from across campus.
Past immersions have focused on public education, affordable housing, family-owned businesses, opportunity youth, community health, immigration, homelessness, early learning, creative placemaking, and the Yesler Terrace redevelopment. Outcomes from immersions include community-based research projects, practicum placements for graduate students, capstone projects for undergraduates, new service-learning connections, and collaborating on grant applications.
Participants in the Envisioning Equitable Neighborhoods Immersion, Summer 2018
The CCE is committed to developing mutually beneficial projects with community partners to contribute to a more equitable neighborhood. Nonprofit organizations, schools, and local government offices are encouraged to share projects for both faculty and students, including research, data analysis, program evaluation, and other projects. Browse the Project Clearinghouse on ConnectSU.