Boys and Girls Clubs of King County
This project seeks to engage young people, their families and BGCKC mentors in understanding the everyday experiences that contribute to the development of positive social relationships. This project seeks to explore the importance and impact of the role filled by a trusted adult outside of the home for young people in communities served by BGCKC.
Faculty Partner: Emma Elliott-Groves
Community Partner Fellow: Cory Campbell
Families of Color Seattle
The UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars and FOCS will work on increasing access to advanced learning and enrichment opportunities for students of color. Together, they will explore the hurdles to participation for families of color in advanced learning in general, and also specifically in Robinson Center programs.
Faculty Partner: Nancy Hertzog
Open Doors for Multicultural Families
This project aims to help schools and social service agencies partner in a more successful and authentic way with members of culturally and linguistically diverse families of children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Through this collaboration, Open Doors for Multicultural Families and the UW Haring Center for Inclusive Education will cross-train one another toward this goal.
Faculty Partner: Ilene Schwartz
Skagit Valley Education Collective / Children of the Valley
This project will explore the community’s views and values around issues concerning students, including multilingualism, academic achievement and intellectual identities. It aims to ensure that the ways SVEC speaks about the cultures and identities of students and their families are determined by the students and their families — and to find ways to ensure continuity of support as students grow.
Faculty Partner: Deborah McCutchen
Kalpulli Tlaloktekuhtli will partner with South Park youth and families and Concord International School to help shape and determine their engagement with learning, as well as their integration of culturally-grounded ways of being and making sense of the world into their educational experience.
Faculty Partner: Filiberto Barajas-López
Southeast Seattle Education Coalition
This project will develop a family engagement survey to test new ideas for survey collection, including learning how to work more effectively with families of middle- and upper-grade schools. The project also includes planning for engagement with new sets of families, including families of children with disabilities and multiple racial and ethnic groups.
Faculty Partner: Jondou Chase Chen
Disability Rights Washington / Rooted in Rights
This project will undertake qualitative research of the One Out of Five (OO5) Disability History and Pride Project curriculum to provide a holistic understanding of OO5 implementation and how it might be improved moving forward. See feature story for more details.
Faculty Partner: Katherine Lewis
Native Youth Leadership Alliance
This project will identify and understand the landscape of tribal leaders, educators and networks engaged in indigenous STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education in Washington state. This research will serve as the foundation for movement towards a long-term goal to build equitable partnerships and expand access to STEAM education for native students.
Faculty Partner: Filiberto Barajas-López
White Center Community Development Association
This project will explore the role of the teachers’ union and the possibilities for collaboration between families of color and organized educators for fostering racial equity in education. This effort will reveal a greater understanding about barriers that exist within the school system limiting family/teacher interaction and their ability to build relationships.
Faculty Partner: Ann Ishimaru
This project will explore how existing programs and supports for youth from high school through college impact their social emotional learning and academic outcomes. The project team will use a mixed-methods evaluation approach to answer this research question.
Faculty Partner: Angel Fettig
Neighborhood House’s STUDIO program is a year-round, afterschool and summer youth development program focused on STEM. This project seeks to find out how STUDIO, as an instructional model, positions graduate and undergraduate students as stewards of community-university partnerships, expands their perceptions of STEM education, and supports diverse youth to think of and identify STEM practices that are culturally sustaining and regenerative.
Faculty Partner: Katie Headrick Taylor