I am an undergrad and a Pipeline intern, looking to recruit more students to participate in the Pipeline Project.
Detailed information can be found here: http://www.washington.edu/uwired/pipeline
This is a really great program to get involved with. You can sign up either as a volunteer or for academic credit (up to 18 credits over one or many quarters). There is a brief orientation you must attend before starting but after that, you are cleared for volunteering for 2 years. There are many ways to get involved, either as a volunteer or for credit. If you choose to sign up for academic credit, there is a 1hr/week seminar you attend 6-7 times a quarter that aids in focusing the tutoring/involvement. Each quarter, there are seminars with different focuses and aims. Also, there is a week-long spring break trip every year.
Most students choose to go to their target school once a week for an hour or two. If you don't have transportation, Pipeline has carpools.
This program gets UW students involved in the community by tutoring or working on projects with K-12 and college students. I know many people are always looking for an interesting class to rack up a few credits - to pad an otherwise hectic schedule. This is a great way to earn extra credits (variable) and, they count toward financial aid requirements. Involvement is also a great way to gain career experience and focus. Not to mention, community involvement looks great on resumes.
We will be conducting events and focus groups in the coming weeks and if you would like to learn more information, please message here or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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