Community Based Learning and Research

ACT Student Organization

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.

2020-2021 ACT Service Leads

  • Fatima Jamal 
  • Paris Bruner
  • Shahd Ismail

Mission Statement

Achieving Community Transformation (ACT) initiates and supports an ongoing dialogue with internal and external organizations to provide opportunities for service, civic engagement, and social justice based on cultivating passion and the understanding of student and community needs.

Goals

  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

 

ACT is Hiring for AY 2021-2022! 

Achieving Community Transformation (ACT) leads work as a team to promote and aid in creating a campus culture of service-learning, civic engagement and social justice. ACT leads plan events, programs, and service projects that promote inclusivity. These include: Voter Registration, MLK Programming, Alternative Spring Break, and others. In planning these service and civic engagement events, ACT leads collaborate with community organizations in the local and greater Seattle area, in addition to internal departments/organizations at UW Bothell and Cascadia College. We are looking for students who are passionate about civic engagement, social justice and student leadership. Experience in event planning, facilitation, and organizing is welcome but not required. ACT is located in UW1 in the Student Success Center under the Office of Community Based Learning and Research. Additional application materials may be required upon requestOpen to UW Bothell students. Priority deadline April 16 @8:59 PST

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Student Leadership Opportunities:

Student Civic Leader Fellowship

As a Washington Campus Compact (WACC) Civic Fellow for the 2020-2021 academic year, UW Bothell students will get the opportunity to gain hands-on civic leadership experience, build new relationships, and connect with students and community in a meaningful way. Fellowship topical areas include food and housing insecurity, mental health, and K-16 civic education. All students who participate in the fellowship will receive mentorship and public recognition from UW Bothell. Apply and learn more here. Deadline to apply is October 4, 2020. 

 

2020-2021 Service Projects & Civic Events:

Civic Bootcamp: Homelessness Crisis 

Description: Join A.C.T and Seattle City Club to learn about housing instability issues that continue to impact people in our region, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic downturn. This is part two of a three part series civic bootcamp that Seattle City Club is hosting. After the event ACT is hosting a 20 minute post event debrief to connect with other UW Bothell students and hold space for reflection. This event is free for students 22 and under as well as members of the BIPOC community. Please make sure to fill out two registration forms, one for Seattle City Club and one for the ACT debrief. Registration required.  Seattle City Club Registration. ACT Debrief Registration. 

  • Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
  • Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm and 2:40pm-3:00pm
  • Location: Virtually via Zoom

 

Self Care for Change Workshop

Description: Join A.C.T to learn about radical self-care and how it directly affects your ability to do civic engagement and social justice work! Learn about the history of radical self-care, and participate in an activity  and mini breathwork meditation.  Registration for Self Care for Change Workshop.

  • Date: Monday November 23, 2020
  • Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Location: Virtually via Zoom

 

Voter Registration Classroom Presentations

Description: ACT is partnering with ASUWB to offer virtual classroom visits to talk about voter registration. Please fill out this google form if you are a faculty member who would like a classroom presentation in the month of October. Email Shauniece Drayton and Mumina Ali with questions. 

Get Out the Vote with The Washington Bus

Description: Join ACT and The Washington Bus to get out the Vote! Come play trivia, win a prize and text fellow citizens to remind them to register to vote! Registration for Get Out the Vote

  • Date: Monday October 19, 2020
  • Time: 5pm-6:30pm
  • Location: Virtually via Zoom

Beyond the Ballot

Description: A.C.T. & ASUWB is excited to host a virtual workshop and discussion on how students can engage in civics beyond voting. Elections are coming up fast so it’s important to take action and find more ways to get involved! Attend our event to find virtual opportunities to further your activism! Registration required. 

  • Date: Tuesday September 29, 2020
  • Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Location: Virtually via Zoom

MLK Committee Open Call Meeting 

Description: Join ACT for an open call committee meeting to start planning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2021 events. Any UW Bothell or Cascadia student, staff or faculty is invited to join. We are looking to collaborate with multiple on campus groups and organizations that plan to do any type of programming in honor of Dr. King. Questions? Contact ACT at uwbact@uw.edu 

 

See additional past events

Contact us!

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Fatima Jamal
ACT Service Chair
fatimaj@uw.edu 

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Shahd  Ismail
ACT Service Lead
shahdi@uw.edu 

Connect with us!

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Paris Bruner
ACT Service Lead
 brunep@uw.edu

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Shauniece Drayton
Civic Engagement Program Manager
sad23@uw.edu