13-14: Community Outreach

The Center for Service-Learning reports that 3,576 students spent a total of 76,983 hours putting their academic skills to work in service-learning projects in collaboration with area non-profit organizations in the 2013-14 academic year. 

There were a total of 169 courses with a…

Facing the Future, an award-winning developer of teacher’s guides, student textbooks and digital resources that equip and motivate K-college students to…

Whatcom County Council on Aging is a non-profit in the Bellingham community that provides “nutritional, social, recreational, and educational programs” for our community members as they age. Such services provide wellness of body and mind for seniors. Their most widely known program…
Nationally there is a push to involve undergraduate students in scientific research that directly benefits their communities. The hope is that these scholars will gain expertise and experience to improve their communities as adults. This model is called Service-Learning, and it has been shown…

Western's International Student and Scholar Services organized a series of cooking classes in Downtown Bellingham during the 2013-14 academic year. 

The classes were led by volunteers -- students, faculty or staff -- who taught participants how to prepare a dish from their…

The Western Washington University Vikings work hard to w in games--and they go the extra mile to support the behind-the-scenes warriors at the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center. WWU Athletics annual game-day donation events--Dig Pink, Pink Zone and Coaches vs. Cancer--raised enough money on…

Alderwood Elementary School students had more opportunities for after-school activities this school year thanks to the Collective Impact Initiative between Western's Woodring College of Education and Bellingham Public Schools. 

The goal of Collective Impact is to bring together…

Now in its ninth season, the Education Matinee Series brings the arts to life for children in grades K-12 through free…

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