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Elementary School Students

 "By being out in the field and being part of a classroom community, I can better understand the issues discussed in our reading.  I am able to see how these issues are played out in the environment, and I have learned so much more from experiential learning than I could have from a textbook. [CLP students] are able to develop altruism and be concerned with social change; they are able to get the best of both worlds in community-service learning"
--CLP Student, Junior, Social Work


For more information, contact

Elizabeth Simmons-O'Neill
Community Literacy Program

Padelford A-14
English, Box 354330
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 685-3804

The Schools

The English Department's Community Literacy Program and Phoenix Project work closely with partner public schools and programs in the Seattle and Shoreline districts.   Detailed information about school and program placements is updated each quarter. 

For 2013-14, the Community Literacy Program's partners include Olympic Hills Elementary, a "high needs" public K-5 school in Seattle's Lake City neighborhood representing diverse students (over 30 home languages are spoken at Olympic Hills) facing structural challenges (over 75% of students qualify for free/reduced price lunch).  Middle and High School partners will also be available in programs serving primarily multilingual,  under-served, and first generation college-bound students.

11-27-2013 Page last updated
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