UW Pipeline Project

“I remember when UW Pipeline visited my classroom when I was in the fifth grade, it was the first time I had ever talked to college students. That’s what this program is doing: opening the students’ eyes, putting it in their heads that they have their whole lives to look forward to, and exposing them to this other world. Now I am a mentor with UW Pipeline and this week, two of the kids in my group have already said they want to go to the UW.”

– Auston Jimmicum, fifth grade Pipeline participant (2006), UW Pipeline mentor (2018)


Since 2010, the Neah Bay Telling Our Stories program has had:

  • 270 fifth graders from Neah Bay
  • 66 students from the University of Washington

Telling Our Stories In the News

We are looking for new staff and team members to join us!

1. The UW Pipeline Project is currently accepting applications for a Neah Bay: Rural and Tribal Facilitator and Assessment Coordinator Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA) position for the appointment period of 9/16/20 – 6/15/21. This position will focus on Pipeline’s rural and tribal outreach programs, including the Neah Bay: Telling our Stories, Imagining our Futures​ program, and the Literacy Arts Alternative Spring Break​ program.

2. Pipeline Project is recruiting members for our 2020-2021 Neah Bay team! This year-long mentorship program is built on a 20-year partnership between the UW Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary School in the Makah Indian Nation. Through this program, UW undergraduates mentor fifth graders, encouraging them to envision their futures. The fifth graders learn about pathways to higher education, and explore career paths where they can live, lead and thrive in Neah Bay after graduation. Find more information at our join the Neah Bay team page.

An exciting long-term project working with Native youth in Neah Bay

Telling Our Stories, Imagining Our Futures is built on a twenty-year partnership between the UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary of the Makah Tribe. Through this program, Native UW undergraduates mentor Neah Bay fifth graders, encouraging them to envision their futures. The fifth graders learn about pathways to higher education, and explore career paths where they can live, lead and thrive in Neah Bay after graduation. This year-long mentorship program was created collaboratively to address a need identified by the Neah Bay community.