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The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) connects classroom, campus and community to promote a more just and humane world.

Spirit of Giving

The Giving Tree and Annual Family Holiday Drive at Seattle U, Nov 13th-Dec 8th.

Join the Center for Community Engagement this holiday season by supporting local youth, adults and families in the Spirit of Giving. Visit our annual Giving Tree in the University Services Building or check out the new online process by signing up for a gift at Collection bins for non-perishable food and personal care items can be found campus-wide in dorms and central locations. Last year Seattle U donated over 1,000 items weighing over 600 pounds to build a Family Supply Pantry at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School.

Read more about Spirit of Giving

Annual Report

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. 

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. 


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

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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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