Achieving Community Transformation (ACT)
Achieving Community Transformation is a student organization supported by the Office of Community-Based Learning and Research located in the Student Success Center. ACT is also in partnership with Student Engagement and Activities on MLK Programming as well as Alternative Spring Break Programming. ACT Student Leaders initiate and support ongoing dialogues between students and organizations within the Greater Bothell area to provide engaging service and civic engagement opportunities. Civic engagement is defined as promoting the quality of life in the community, through both political and non-political processes.
Meet the 2017-2018 ACT Student Service Leads
Xuan Nguyen, Mariama Jawara, Neha Chhabra
Student appointments with ACT will resume in Fall 2017
1. Help students explore and build on their passions, future career experiences, and overall personal growth.
2. Build positive relationships with internal and external organizations to promote the quality of life within the community.
3. Redefine attitudes toward service and volunteering to show students that service opportunities can be based on their interests and goals.
4. Get more students involved in civic engagement through service, volunteering, and non partisan discourse.
5. Plan major services events that are flexible for students who are new to service and can help raise awareness about issues.
2017-2018 Service Projects & Civic Events:
ACT is partnering with the UW Bothell Alumni Council which is hosting the 7th annual Lend-A-Paw event! Join UW Bothell alumni, students, faculty staff and friends as we partner with the Shoreline Veteran Center for an afternoon of food, fun, and community service! We will be helping the Shoreline Veteran Center with indoor and outdoor projects. We'll also do meal prep, then join the Shoreline Veteran Center staff and residents for a meal and a conversation. This is a free volunteer event, ages 14 and up are welcome. Register HERE
DATE: Saturday, November 11, 2017
TIME: 11:00am. We'll work for approximately 3 hours, then have a group meal and conversation.
LOCATION: Shoreline Veterans Center
MLK Programming January 2018
ACT and the MLK planning committee will be working together to bring UW Bothell students, staff and faculty opportunities to participate in several events in honor of Dr. King. These events could include service projects, workshops, and dialogue opportunities.
Alternative Spring Break 2018
Alternative Spring Break Programming will occur March 17th through March 25th 2018. Please see ACT ASB page for full event descriptions and to register for events.
Past Service Projects & Civic Events:
Equity and Student Leadership 101 Workshop
Tami Farber from the YMCA is coming to campus to facilitate an interactive workshop on equity and how it relates to student leadership. She will facilitate a conversation about how to think about power and what implications that may have on the education system as well as your roles as students/student leaders. Tami is well trained in facilitation, power and privilege. This event is open to all students. Must attend the entire workshop. Lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by ACT in partnership with the Diversity Center.
Thursday May 18th, 2017
Friends of Youth Service Project
Join ACT & SPEP on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Kirkland from 1:30PM to 4:30PM to learn more about Friends of Youth and the community they serve while engaging in service work. We will be cleaning transitional homes for the youth, sorting through donations and doing some light landscaping! Lunch and transportation are provided!
In collaboration with ASUWB (student government) ACT has been trained to help students get registered to vote. As this year is an election year, ACT would like to inform students on the importance of voting and what it means to be an "active citizen". They will do this through tabling on campus with voter registration forms available to any students who are able to register who are not already. If students are unable to register for whatever reason they will encourage them to get involed on campus and can help spread the word about the imporatnce of voting. ACT students are scheduled to table at Husky Village move in day as well as in a discovery course this fall
Saturday, January 7th-Threads and Treads Service Project
Wednesday, January 11th-Activism Workshop
Tuesday, January 17th-MLK Open Mic Night
Wednesday, January 18th-MLK Keynote Speaker: Marissa Johnson
Thursday, January 19th-Movie Showing: Selma
Alternative Spring Break 2017
Youth Migrant Project-Saturday March 18th
Stress-Free Sensory Music with Monroe YMCA-March 20th
SAgE Farm-Tuesday March 21st
Kayaking Clean Up with Puget SoundKeeper Alliance-Wednesday March 22nd
Community Resource Day
Community Resource Day is a day dedicated to providing support to UWB/CC students and the greater Bothell community for a variety of health and human services. Modeled after Bothell Care Day, Cascadia College, UW Bothell as well as ACT and HEROs are teaming up to bring organizations to campus to table to provide UWB/CC students health-related activities as well as a chance to get to know each organization and the work they do.
Earth Day Event: Forest Restoration with Friends of North Creek Forest
UW Bothell is conducting a series of events over the span of one week called Earth Week. Join ACT and Friends of North Creek Forest during thier restoration event on Saturday April 15th, 2017. Volunteers will be helping to restore the North Creek Forest by removing invasive plants, spreading mulch, and planting native species. Friends of North Creek Forest will provide tools, gloves, snacks, and hot refreshments to all participants. No prior experience is required!
Volunteer Local Fair
The Volunteer Local Fair is a day in the spring that ACT invites 20-30 external partners and organizations to campus to help students learn about volunteer opportunities and potential internships in the community. Organizations that attended represetnted various disiplines ranging from health care, to social services, education, and sustainability.
Northshore School District’s Threads & Treads Program
At Threads and Treads, part of the Northshore School District, volunteers worked to sort through gently used clothing donations that go towards families in need of clothing. Threads & Treads provides Northshore families free, quality donated clothing for school-age youth, teens, young adults and parents. Clothing items include appropriate clothing for the school day and special events, sportswear, shoes and accessories. All Northshore families in need of clothing assistance are welcome to shop each month for up to three outfits.
Seattle Children's Alyssa Burnet Adult Life Center
The Alyysa Burnet Adult Life Center is located locally in Bothell and offers classes and activities for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities as they transition out of the education system and into adulthood. The Burnett Adult Life Center hosts year-round classes and activities for adults age 18 or older that promote lifelong learning and independence, enhance quality of life and provide meaningful ways to take part in the community. The ACT students teamed up with their art class in order to make finger puppets to donate to children who are being treated at Seattle Childrens Hopsiptal.
21 Acres is a nonprofit agricultural and environmental learning center and living laboratory for green and sustainable building design. Through education and advocacy, 21 Acres seeks to accelerate social change toward more sustainable ways of growing, eating, and living that protect the environment while supporting a better quality of life. Students worked in the children’s garden to build trellises for vegetable gardens, weed, as well as mulch in order to help create a space where children could learn.
Holly House is a children's holiday gift program providing gifts and necessities for low-income children in Snohomish County, Washington. They provide new items to each of the children including: toys, books, socks, underwear, pajamas, hats, scarves,coats, Christmas stockings, stuffed animals, dental supplies, and blankets. Students accompanied ACT to Holly House's sorting location in Lynnwood and helped to sort through donations for the children and thier families.
Vineyard Park Retirement Home
Vineyard Park at Bothell Landing is a retirement home that holds activities each day for the residents that live there. The activity ACT led a small group of students through was facilitating a mix and mingle talking about our experiences in comparison to the resident experiences. The topics discussed were college, military, traveling and much more. Vineyard Park Retirement Home reached out to ACT to hold a mix and mingle with the goal of building community and bridging the gap between multiple generations.
2017-2018 ACT Student Service Lead Contacts:
ACT Service Lead
ACT Service Lead
ACT Service Lead
ACT Program Coordinator-ACT Advisor
Students can also connect with ACT’s Facebook page.
Visit the ACT page on HuskySync and get involved today!