Past events

Past events

Civic Boot Camp: Civil Rights

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.  

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.

Post Graduate Panel

Are you interested in learning more about what service opportunities are available for you after graduation? Have you ever wanted to speak to current people in those programs or alumni of those programs? Join ACT and the Career Center for a post-graduation info session and panel. We will have representatives/alumni from AmeriCorps, City Year, Earth Corps, Peace Corps, and Teach for America. All majors are welcome. No registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.

Pre Dental Panel

Come meet dental students from UW School of Dentistry!  Ask them questions about their pre-dental path, dental school, or just life in general. Come with your questions prepared for a panel of fantastic dental students! This event is sponsored by ACT and Pre-Health Society. 

Conversation Cafe with Seattle Children's Hospital

ACT is partnering with Seattle Children's Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center to bring conversation cafe to the UW Bothell Campus. Volunteers will spend one hour having conversations with the center's students. The center's students are working on building skills around small talk, asking questions, and making eye contact. Note:This is a reoccurring event that will occur fall through spring quarter. No registration required.
Location: The Commons (UW2)

Food Pantry 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.  

Husky Plate

Come learn how to make meals with food from the Husky Pantry led by Dr. Christine Bowen, a Naturopathic Physician and nutritionist. We will have a live food demo! Come learn about nutrition and taste your creations! This event is sponsored by ACT and the HEROs. 

Equity & Student Leadership 101 Workshop

Tami Farber from the YMCA is coming to campus to facilitate an interactive workshop on equity and how it relates to student leadership. She will facilitate a conversation about how to think about power and what implications that may have on the education system as well as your roles as students/student leaders.  Tami is well trained in facilitation, power and privilege.  This event is open to all students. Must attend the entire workshop. Lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by ACT in partnership with the Diversity Center.
Thursday May 18th, 2017

Community Resource Day

Community Resource Day is a day dedicated to providing support to UWB/CC students and the greater Bothell community for a variety of health and human services. Modeled after Bothell Care Day, Cascadia College, UW Bothell as well as ACT and HEROs are teaming up to bring organizations to campus to table to provide UWB/CC students health-related activities as well as a chance to get to know each organization and the work they do.

Volunteer Local Fair 

The Volunteer Local Fair is a day in the spring that ACT invites 20-30 external partners and organizations to campus to help students learn about volunteer opportunities and potential internships in the community. Organizations that attended represetnted various disiplines ranging from health care, to social services, education, and sustainability.

Earth Week: Food Waste Prevention Workshop

Join us for an exciting and informative event all about food waste and how we can prevent it! Achieving Community Transformation (ACT) is partnering with Environmental Sustainability to hold a food waste prevention workshop to provide students with the understanding of the impact of food waste and its effects on the environment and communities. The event will start with a viewing of the documentary Just Eat It a Food Waste Story and conclude with guest speaker Karen May from King County Solid Waste Division, facilitating an interactive discussion. This workshop will look at where our food comes from and provide useful tips for food waste prevention. Recology will be tabling at the event. No registration is required. This event is sponsored by ACT and Environmental Sustainability. 

Additional past events

  • Community Organizing Workshop
  • Where and How to Give Back Workshop
  • Letters to our Military
  • Keynote Speaker: Rashad Norris
  • Photo Campaign: I have a dream 
  • Dinner N' Dialogue hosted by BSU
  • Within Reach Workshop: Gaining Access to Public Services
  • UW Bothell Funders Panel
  • Movie Showing and Discussion - Selma
  • MLK Keynote Speaker: Marissa Johnson
  • MLK Open Mic Night
  • Activism Workshop 
  • ASUWB Lobby Day
  • Movie Night - Hidden Figures
  • Represent Yourself Letter Writing Workshop
  • MLK Carnival feat. Spoken Word Artist: Essam Muhammad
  • ​Diversity Center Movie Night: I am Not Your Negro

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. programming 2019

  • 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

More MLK programming

Past service projects

Friends of Youth Service Project 

Join ACT & SPEP on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Kirkland from 1:30PM to 4:30PM to learn more about Friends of Youth and the community they serve while engaging in service work. We will be cleaning transitional homes for youth, sorting through donations and doing some light landscaping! Lunch and transportation are provided!

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. 

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.

Earth Day Event: Forest Restoration

UW Bothell is conducting a series of events over the span of one week called Earth Week. Join ACT and Friends of North Creek Forest during thier restoration event on Saturday  April 15th, 2017. Volunteers will be helping to restore the North Creek Forest by removing invasive plants, spreading mulch, and planting native species.  Friends of North Creek Forest will provide tools, gloves, snacks, and hot refreshments to all participants.  No prior experience is required!

Trail Restoration and Forest Bathing

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


ACT is partnering with the UW Bothell Alumni Council which is hosting the 7th annual Lend-A-Paw event! Join UW Bothell alumni, students, faculty staff and friends as we partner with the Shoreline Veteran Center for an afternoon of food, fun, and community service!We will be helping the Shoreline Veteran Center with indoor and outdoor projects. We'll also do meal prep, then join the Shoreline Veteran Center staff and residents for a meal and a conversation. This is a free volunteer event, ages 14 and up are welcome.

Voter Registration 

In collaboration with ASUWB (student government)  ACT has been trained to help students get registered to vote. As this year is an election year, ACT would like to inform students on the importance of voting and what it means to be an "active citizen". They will do this through tabling on campus with voter registration forms available to any students who are able to register who are not already. If students are unable to register for whatever reason they will encourage them to get involed on campus and can help spread the word about the imporatnce of voting. ACT students are scheduled to table at Husky Village move in day as well as in a discovery course this fall.

Past civic service sites

  • 21 Acres
  • UWB/CC Wetlands
  • ASUWB Neighborhood Litter Clean-Up
  • NorthshoreSenior Center
  • Riverside East Retirement Home
  • Miracle League
  • Threads & Treads
  • Youth Migrant Project
  • Monroe YMCA
  • SAgE Farm
  • Kayaking Clean Up with Puget Sound Keeper Alliance
  • Homeward Pet Adoption Center
  • Northshore YMCA
  • Vineyard Park retirement home

Northshore School District’s Threads & Treads threads-and-treads-logo.png

At Threads and Treads, part of the Northshore School District, volunteers worked to sort through gently used clothing donations that go towards families in need of clothing. 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. All Northshore families in need of clothing assistance are welcome to shop each month for up to three outfits.  

Seattle Children's Alyssa Burnet Adult Life Center 

The Alyysa Burnet Adult Life Center is located locally in Bothell and offers classes and activities for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities as they transition out of the education system and into adulthood. The Burnett Adult Life Center hosts year-round classes and activities for adults age 18 or older that promote lifelong learning and independence, enhance quality of life and provide meaningful ways to take part in the community. The ACT students teamed up with their art class in order to make finger puppets to donate to children who are being treated at Seattle Childrens Hopsiptal. 

21 Acres 

21 Acres is a nonprofit agricultural and environmental learning center and living laboratory for green and sustainable building design. Through education and advocacy, 21 Acres seeks to accelerate social change toward more sustainable ways of growing, eating, and living that protect the environment while supporting a better quality of life. Students worked in the children’s garden to build trellises for vegetable gardens, weed, as well as mulch in order to help create a space where children could learn. 

Holly House 

Holly House is a children's holiday gift program providing gifts and necessities for low-income children in Snohomish County, Washington. They provide new items to each of the children including: toys, books, socks, underwear, pajamas, hats, scarves,coats, Christmas stockings, stuffed animals, dental supplies, and blankets. Students accompanied ACT to Holly House's sorting location in Lynnwood and helped to sort through donations for the children and thier families. 

Vineyard Park Retirement Home

Vineyard Park at Bothell Landing is a retirement home that holds activities each day for the residents that live there. The activity ACT led a small group of students through was facilitating a mix and mingle talking about our experiences in comparison to the resident experiences. The topics discussed were college, military, traveling and much more. Vineyard Park Retirement Home reached out to ACT to hold a mix and mingle with the goal of building community and bridging the gap between multiple generations.  

For more history, chek out ACT’s Facebook page.