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.

180911C-011.jpg2018-2019 ACT Student Service Leads

  • Neha Chhabra
  • Rama Tadmori
  • Yaqoob Zakaria

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 


2018-2019 Service Projects & Civic Events:

Civic Boot Camp: Civil Rights
Join ACT for a day of immersion in learning about and exploring the history of the civil rights movement in Seattle's Central District. Uncover how current issues are immerging such as gentrification and gain the knowledge and tools needed to take action in the community and protect the future of civil rights in Seattle's Central disctrict.  Lunch will be provided. Transportation is limited. Times below do not account for travel.  
Register for Civic Bootcamp Civil Rights 



Husky Pantry Food & Forum

Join ACT Lead Yaqoob Zakaria, Dr. Christine Bowen, Resident Housing Association, the Diversity Center, HEROs and the HaWRC as we present the Husky Pantry Food & Forum! There will be speaking engagements, a food demonstration, tour of the Husky Pantry, and a pantry feedback session. There are 2 sessions, please sign up for one. Registration is limited to 25 people per session. $2 suggested donation, if able. All donations will go to purchasing Husky Pantry items. We can only accept cash donations at the event.  
Registration for Husky Pantry Food & Forum

  • Date: Thursday April 25th, 2019
  • Time
    Session 1| 2:00pm-3:30pm​
    Session 2 |3:45pm-5:15pm
  • Location: Husky Village Community Center


Trail Restoration and Forest Bathing with Friends of North Creek Forest

Join ACT with the Friends of North Creek Forest for a Trail Restoration Work Party and Forest Bathing Walk During Earth Week. Lunch, transportation, and tools are provided! Register for trail restoration

  • Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Time: 10am-1:30pm
  • Location: North Creek Forest


Islam In Context: Breaking Stereotypes Part II

Join MSA and ACT for a night centering Muslim womxn identity/experience. Leah Vernon and Huda Sarhan will share their experiences growing up as Muslim womxn. There will be an open Mic, discussion and dinner.

  • Date: Tuesday April 9th, 2019
  • Time: 5pm-10pm
  • Location: ARC Overlook

Alternative Spring Break Programming

  • March 23, 2019 |Tri-Parish Food Bank (Burlington) 
  • ​March 25th-26th, 2019 |Overnight Service Trip (Lodging at Flowing Lake Park) 
  • March 27, 2019 | Kayak Clean Up w/ Puget Soundkeeper Alliance 
  • March 29, 2019 | Viva Farms Service Project

For full descriptions, visit the Alternative Spring Break Programming page


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Programming

  • January 17, 2019 |From Incarceration to Education
  • ​January 21, 2019 |Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Action
  • January 23, 2019 |The Hate U Give Film Screening & Discussion
  • January 24, 2019 |Keynote Speaker Reverend Sekou
  • January 26, 2019 |Mary's Place Service Project

For full descriptions, visit the Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Programming page

Threads & Treads Service Project

Join ACT at Threads and Treads for a sorting day service project! We will organize donations collected by the campus clothing drive. All majors are welcome. 

  • Date: Saturday Dec 1, 2018
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Location: Canyon Park Middle School; 23723 23rd Avenue SE Bothell,WA 98021

Threads & Treads Clothing Drive

Join ACT in sharing the warmth by bringing in your gently used clothing to our clothing drive. 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. New socks and underwear are also welcome.

  • Date: Now through Dec 1, 2018
  • Box Locations: UW1, Food for Thought, Commons, Disc Hall 


See additional past events

2018-2019 ACT Student Service Lead Contacts:

Neha Chhabra
ACT Service Chair 

Yaqoob Zakaria
ACT Service Lead 

Rama Tadmori
ACT Service Lead

Shauniece Drayton
ACT Program Coordinator (ACT Advisor)

Students can also connect with ACT’s Facebook page.
Visit the ACT page on OrgSync and get involved today!