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Learn more about how to participate in this year's Spirit of Giving and Family Holiday Drive - a Seattle U tradition hosted by the Center for Community Engagement. 

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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.

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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 STUDENT.

With more than 150 partnered 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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