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.

ACT-GROUP-PIC-resize.jpg2019-2020 ACT Service Leads

  • Sara Tadmori
  • Emily Tuy
  • Fatima Jamal 

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.


  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.


ACT Job Description 


2019-2020 Service Projects & Civic Events:

Soul Food Cooking Class w/Chef Goddess Kristi Brown

Join Achieving Community Transformation (ACT) for a soul food cooking class with Chef and owner Kristi Brown from That Brown Girl Cooks! Seattle Soul is Chef's ode to her Kansas City birthplace, and her Seattle culinary upbringing. Come cook alongside her as she shares her culinary background and more, all the while sharing tricks and tips to upgrade your food game.The cooking class will be held at the Northgate Community Center. Limited transportation provided. Registration required. Register for Soul Food Cooking Class

Date: Friday February 21, 2020 
Location: Northgate Community Center
Time: 12pm-2pm (does not account for travel)


UW Bothell Census Kick Off Day 

Description: Join ACT and ASUWB for a UW Bothell Census Kick Off Day on April 1st! There will be groups tabling with activities to learn about the census and win prizes as well as fill out the census with a census representative.  Watch the premiere of a UW Bothell census video at the start of the event created by students and staff. Hear from three guest speakers in local government as well as a few University of Washington alumni. Enjoy chatting with the guest speakers and alumni over dinner. Don't forget to take a photo at the photobooth before you leave! UW Bothell and Cascadia students, staff, and faculty are welcome to this event. The event is also open to community members. 

  • Date: Wednesday April 1st 2020
  • Time: 3:30pm-7:00pm
  • Location:  ARC Topfloor

2020 Census 101 Trainings

Description: Join ACT and Francesca Abellera from the U.S. Census Bureau in a census 101 training. Learn about what the census is, why it is important and how to get involved. This training is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Lunch will be provided. 

  • Date: Friday January 31st, 2020
  • Time: 12pm-1:30pm
  • Location:  UW1-220

Description: Students who are interested in becoming ambassadors for census programming on campus and in the community are welcome to join. No prior experience necessary. Francesca from the U.S. Census Bureau will be leading us through what the census is and why it is important. We will have time for Q & A as well as brainstorm ways to take action and collaborate. 

  • Date: Friday October 18th, 2019
  • Time: 1pm-2:30pm
  • Location:  UW1-103

Toy Drive Carnival 

Description: Take a break from studying and join ACT and ASUWB for a toy drive carnival in the ARC. Come play games, grab a snack, and win prizes to donate to the toy drive. All toy donations will be going to Mary's Place. 

  • Date: Wednesday November 20, 2019
  • Time: 3pm-6pm
  • Location:  ARC Overlook 

MLK Committee Open Call Meeting 

Description: Join ACT for an open call committee meeting to start planning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2020 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 

  • Date: Tuesday November 5, 2019
  • Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Location:  UW1-103

Threads & Treads Service Project

Description:  Threads and Treads is a free service for families in the  Northshore School District to access free clothing on a monthly basis.  Types of clothing ranges from small children to adults. There are 2 dates in November you can choose from. Friday November 1st will be a sorting and stocking day while Saturday November 2nd will be a shopping day where you will help people find the clothing they need. We are excited to have you join us, please register below!

  • Dates: November 1st & November 2nd 2019 (choose one) 
  • Time: 9:30-11:30am (11/1) & 9am-12pm (11/2) 
  • Location:  Canyon Park Middle School (Bothell)
  • Registration for Threads and Treads

Voter Registration Classroom Presentations

Description: ACT is partnering with ASUWB to do classroom visits to classes who are willing to have students come in to do a quick 7 minute presentaiton with voter registration forms. Availability is in the last 2 weeks of October. Please reach out to ACT to schedule a visit!



See additional past events

2019-2020 ACT Service Lead Contacts:

Fatima Jamal
ACT Service Lead 

Emily Tuy
ACT Service Lead 

Sara Tadmori
ACT Service Lead

Shauniece Drayton
ACT Program Coordinator (ACT Advisor)

Students can also connect with ACT’s Facebook page.