Achieving Community Transformation (ACT)
Achieving Community Transformation is a student organization 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.
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.
- Help students explore and build on their passions, future career experiences, and overall personal growth.
- Build positive relationships with internal and external organizations to promote the quality of life within the community.
- Redefine attitudes toward service and volunteering to show students that service opportunities can be based on their interests and goals.
- Get more students involved in civic engagement through service, volunteering, and non partisan discourse.
- 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. Additional application materials may be required upon request. Open to UW Bothell students. Deadline extended to April 30th @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:
Mazaska (Money) Talks: Line 3 Pipeline w/Rachel Heaton
Description: Join A.C.T to learn about about the issue of harmful pipeline projects and its direct effects on indigenous peoples and mother earth. Rachel Heaton, co-founder of Mazaska Talks as she talked about Line 3 pipeline development and its connection with Missing and Murdered Indigenous People. While Rachel speaks, we will be creating an art project facilitated by 350 Seattle's artful activism division. Art supplies will be sent out to students prior to this event! Registration required.
Earth Week Programming: Gasworks Park Clean Up Party w/Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Join ACT& for an in person clean up party at Gasworks Park in Seattle! Puget Soundkeeper Alliance will provide us with clean up kits and a quick video to prepare us for our day of service. All students must provide thier own transportation to the site. Registration required, limited capacity. Registation for Gasworks Park Clean Up Party
What to bring: Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable/waterproof shoes like rain boots. Wear athletic clothing that can get wet and/or muddy. If it is sunny, consider wearing a hat and sunscreen and bring plenty of water. Participants will be required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following CDC guidelines for COVID 19 protocol during the service event.
Civic Bootcamp: Homelessness Crisis
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.
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.
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
Beyond the Ballot
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.
MLK Committee Open Call Meeting
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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