Graciously funded by the Snyder Foundation, the Center for Social Transformation and Leadership is working with the Office of Catholic Schools from the Archdiocese of Seattle to CS focus on how best to co-create opportunities for schoolteachers to strengthen Catholic mission and identity across the system focused on grade level religion standards. This project is developing year-long formation experiences for school leaders and teachers available to OCS schools in a virtual format.
Social Entrepreneurship & Educational Development (SEED) Incubator Program is a consortium made up of Seattle University, Modest Family Solutions, Black Brilliance Research Project, and Snohomish County Workforce Development Board. SEED is taking the challenge of transforming community members from subsistence to industrialists in agribusiness by creating an applied research center housed in the Center for Social Transformation and Leadership. Grounded in a participatory approach, SEED will create an agricultural supply chain incubator to provide program support for entrepreneurial and small business growth, focusing on traditionally marginalized populations within a four-county region neighboring Seattle University. SEED supports participants at various personal and professional development stages and broadens their awareness of potential social enterprise and educational career opportunities, both in agricultural industry and academia.
SEED offers educational activities, technology commercialization, business plan development, shared access to facilities and equipment, linkages and networking, financial services, mentorship to both start-ups and SMEs related to the unique access problems and food security needs by supporting their recruiting into the employer and workforce development programming (e.g., migrant/seasonal agricultural workers, residents of public housing, homeless persons, low-income household members, youth with disabilities, Black and Brown 4H participants). The goal is to eradicate poverty, increase household income ultimately address food and nutrition security in the state of Washington.
The Center for Social Transformation and Leadership serves as a dynamic link between the social sector community at large and Seattle University