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Center for Community Engagement
Connecting Campus and Community

The Sundborg Center for Community Engagement (CCE) connects classroom, campus and community to promote a more just and humane world. The CCE is the hub for the Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI). Launched in 2011, this signature initiative unites campus and nearby neighborhoods to support youth and families. Our "cradle-to-career" network prepares local youth for success.

All gifts to SUYI during SU Gives will fund programming and educational kits for neighborhood families to strengthen the home-to-school connection. Educational supplies, family activities and translated information provide connection between classrooms, virtual SUYI programs and at-home learning.

SUYI Education Kit Highlights

  • Emphasis on activities for the whole family  
  • Local scholars enrolled in SUYI virtual programming receive enrichment supplies that enhance SUYI virtual after-school programming for K-8th graders.
  • Siblings who are not enrolled in SUYI programs also receive age-appropriate books, art supplies, and toys so that everyone is included.
  • Translated materials in eight family home languages to connect with the Youth Initiative and access community resources
  • SUYI Family Engagement hosts online family activities using materials in the kits such as a reading by local children's book author
OMA Emergency Fund Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of Pat Kennedy and Melissa Ries, if 600 alumni make a gift today to any fund during Seattle U Gives, it will unlock $30,000 to the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) Emergency Fund.
600 / 600 Gifts
Seattle U Youth Initiative Challenge
If the Center for Community Engagement's SU Youth Initiative (SUYI) reaches 100 gifts, it will unlock $5,000 to support SUYI educational kits for families.
100 / 100 Gifts
Student Mental Health & Wellness Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of Pat Kennedy & Melissa Ries and an Anonymous donor, 200 alumni gifts to any fund between 6-11:59pm will unlock $50,000 to the Student Mental Health & Wellness Fund.
200 / 200 Gifts
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