UW Bothell Awarded $60K in Grants by Washington Campus Compact
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 12, 2009
CONTACT: Elizabeth Fischtziur - (425) 352-3636 - firstname.lastname@example.org
BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two grants totaling $60,000 from the Washington Campus Compact for the 2009-10 academic year to aid in its efforts to increase service-learning on campus.
Learn and Serve America Grant
The institution was chosen as one of ten institutions served by the Compact to be awarded a Learn and Serve America grant for the 2009-10 academic year.
Grant funding in the amount of $15,000 will be allocated to the institution's Initiative for Community-based Learning and Scholarship, which promotes and supports faculty and staff development of community-based scholarship and service learning opportunities for students at UW Bothell. In particular, the grand will fund:
- The establishment of a cohort of approximately ten highly-motivated students to serve as Civic Engagement Student-Scholars who will assist with developing programming on campus in support of community-based learning.
- The development of faculty expertise in community-based learning through peer workshops, guest speakers, and an annual retreat.
- The establishment of a Community Leadership Forum and a Congressional District Action Team, comprising leaders from civic organizations, local non-profit partners, government, K-12 education, and UW Bothell supporters (administration, faculty, staff, and students) to meet regularly on- and off-campus to address local issues of poverty.
- The hiring of a Community Partnership Coordinator to maintain sustainable, mutually-beneficial partnerships with community organizations.
The institution received $45,000 from AmeriCorps for the hire of its first VISTA member (Volunteer in Service to America). Its VISTA member will serve in the Initiative for Community-Based Learning and Scholarship and will be devoted entirely to expanding the institution's capacity for service-learning across campus, particularly in areas relating to issues of poverty in the Puget Sound region. For additional information about the grants and the Initiative for Community-based Learning and Scholarship, please contact David Goldstein, Interim Director of the UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center, 452.352.5378. About UW Bothell:
The University of Washington Bothell was founded in 1990 to serve King and Snohomish counties and north Puget Sound area students seeking bachelor's and master's degrees. UW Bothell offers degree programs in applied computing, business, nursing, education, computing and software systems, interdisciplinary arts and sciences, cultural studies, and policy studies.
For more information about UW Bothell, visit www.uwb.edu