In the 2009-10 school year, University of Washington students devoted an astounding 619,222 hours to public service. Undergraduates volunteered in senior citizen centers, cleaned up parks, increased access to early literacy programs and more.
Undergraduate participation in service learning has increased dramatically in the past few years as students are eager to not only apply what they’re learning in class to an outside context but also because they are driven to give back to the community.
Students’ dedication to the community is commended at the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership where students present their community-based service and leadership projects. Learn how service and leadership made a difference for two UAA alumnae and meet two students who shared their experiences at this year’s Spring Celebration.