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.

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 awareness about issues.

 

ACT Job Description 

 

2019-2020 Service Projects & Civic Events:

 

MLK Committee Meeting #2 

Description: Committee meeting for planning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2020 events. Any UW Bothell or Cascadia student, staff or faculty is invited to join. This will be a bi-campus collaboration with multiple on campus groups and organizations. Questions? Contact ACT at uwbact@uw.edu 

  • Date: Tuesday November 19, 2019
  • Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Location:  ARC 210

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 uwbact@uw.edu 

  • 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 uwbact@uw.edu to schedule a visit!

Census 2020 Training 101

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

 

See additional past events

2019-2020 ACT Service Lead Contacts:

Fatima Jamal
ACT Service Lead
fatimaj@uw.edu 

Emily Tuy
ACT Service Lead
tuye@uw.edu 

Sara Tadmori
ACT Service Lead
 tadmos@uw.edu

Shauniece Drayton
ACT Program Coordinator (ACT Advisor)
sad23@uw.edu

Students can also connect with ACT’s Facebook page.