The Youth 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 for students, faculty, and staff. Launched in 2011, the Youth Initiative is 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.