Community Based Learning and Research

ACT

Achieving Community Transformation (ACT)

Achieving Community Transformation is a student organization supported by Student Life and the Office of Community-Based Learning that initiates and supports an ongoing dialogue between students and organizations within the Greater Bothell to provide engaging service opportunities.

Meet the ACT Student Service Leads

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Heather Felix, Nick Kane, Jozlyn Pelk

Check out the 2013-2014 Service Projects:

Northshore School District’s Community Schools Program

At Northshore School District’s Community Schools program, volunteers can work in mentoring, tutoring, Chill and Spill creative art workshops, and other engagement with middle school and high school students in an outside of the classroom. Volunteers can commit to a regular schedule with flexible options for hours. If interested, please contact Nick, student ACT Service Leader, at nkane@uwb.edu.

Northshore Senior Center

The Northshore Senior Center promotes well-being through programs, services, resources, and civic engagement. They offer many services for their clients, including special events (The Sweetheart Swing dance, St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon, and Pancake Breakfasts), caregiver support, transportation, health and wellness, nutrition, and social services.  Depending on your interest you can become involved in almost anything at the center. Contact Heather, ACT Service Leader, if interested at hfelix@uwb.edu.

Friends of North Creek Forest

Friends of North Creek Forest is a 64-acre conifer and mixed forest with rich bio-diversity that feeds into the Bothell wetlands and Lake Washington. The forest contains a wide variety of fish, wildlife, birds, and native plants that volunteers are continually maintaining and work towards improving the biological function of the forest. Through-out the year there will be many service engagement opportunities for education, stewardship, and conservation at the forest. If interested, please contact Jozlyn Pelk, student ACT Service Leader, at JPelk@uwb.edu.
 

ACT Goals:

1. Help students explore and build on their passions, future career experiences, and overall personal growth.

2. Build positive relationships with organizations such as the Northshore School District, Friends of North Creek Forest, and the Northshore Senior Center.

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 service and volunteering.

5. Plan major services events that are flexible for students who are new to service and can help raise awareness about issues.

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