Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Upcoming Events

  • Event Date From Saturday, April 06th at 1:00 pm to Saturday, June 15th 1:00 pm
    APOYO provides ethnically sensitive food and support to a diverse population in our area. Everyone is welcome. They open twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and have no restrictions on the number of times clients can take food. APOYO collects no personal data, and do not turn anyone away. They can also deliver food in emergency situations.

    APOYO welcomes donations of used clothing, appliances and household items, as well as some furniture, as space permits. All volunteers are welcome. They provide community service hours, and can offer student internships by arrangement with professors. If you need help, if you have items to donate, if you need community service hours, or if you have students who might benefit from working with a nonprofit organization that serves our local community, please visit their website! Or just drop by!

    Transportation not provided.
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  • Event Date From Thursday, April 18th at 4:00 pm to Thursday, June 13th 6:00 pm
    Come join the Kittitas County Early Learning Coalition (KCELC) promote and educate the Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math (STREAM) program areas to infants, children, and young adults in the local Ellensburg Community.
    Themes highlight each event with core activities centered on all six STREAM fields.

    Volunteers will interact with children and provide a positive learning experience for all attendees.

    TRANSPORTATION is not provided. Please dress appropriately for working with children.
    Volunteer Check in will be located at the Hal Holmes Center 209 N. Ruby Street.

    Volunteer hours will be verified by Kittitas County Early Learning Coalition.

    For more information, please contact Michele Cawley at

    If you decide to volunteer with this organization, it is important for you to understand that this organization does not provide to their volunteers any Labor & Industries Workers Compensation insurance coverage.
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  • Event Date From Friday, April 19th at 9:00 am to Friday, May 17th 1:15 pm
    Each year in the spring, KEEN (Kittitas Environmental Education Network) hosts all of the 4th graders in the Ellensburg School District for our Nature Day Camp. This program aligns with 4th-grade science standards and engages young learners in creative thinking, problem-solving, and fun in a restored natural area. CWU volunteers will accompany students and assist with outdoor education, environmental stewardship, and activities on environmental impact. All volunteers must pass a background check, provided through KEEN.

    Hosted at Helen McCabe Memorial State Park (24398 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA) on 3 different dates, KEEN brings in volunteer subject-area experts to share botany, geology, hydrogeology, and more!

    Lunch will be provided, however, transportation is NOT.

    April 19 - Mt. Stuart
    May 2 - Lincoln
    May 17 - Valley View
    9A-1:15P each day

    Contact Tim Bow, 509-200-1995 or with any questions on this event.

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  • Event Date Saturday, April 27th from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
    In preparation for the busy months ahead, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, Ellensburg Downtown Association, and City of Ellensburg would like your help in making downtown Ellensburg look like new. Help your community shine!
    The event will be on Saturday, April 27 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.

    Check-in will be at the SURC Pit at 8:30 am.

    FREE Lunch, t-shirt, and transportation will be provided for all volunteers.
    T-SHIRT registration deadline March 29.

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  • Event Date Friday, May 03rd from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
    CWU Business alumni, faculty, staff, and business partners come together to launch students into their professional careers. 250 students will mingle with alumni at the business breakfast, sit down with recruiters in circle discussions, and attend one of the industry panels featuring professionals in accounting, business, finance, marketing, supply chain, data analytics, personal financial planning and entrepreneurship.Transportation is provided.

    For more information please contact:
    Jay Pefiffer
    Career Counselor
    Phone: 509-963-1908

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  • Event Date Friday, May 03rd from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Unheard Voices is a benefit concert that seeks to raise funds and awareness for worthy causes right here in Ellensburg. The performers are typically community members and CWU students, who also benefit by getting the chance to showcase their talents in front of a live audience. For spring 2019, Unheard Voices will fund-raise and bring awareness to the Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center, who's mission is to provide equine assisted activities to individuals with physical, emotional, and learning disabilities .

    The event will be held at the Rotary Pavilion in downtown Ellensburg during the first Friday Art Walk, on May 3rd.
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  • Event Date Saturday, May 04th from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
    All storm drainage systems, nation wide, are for the collection of rainwater off of private parking lots and public roadways. Whatever washes off of private property into the streets, ends up in the nearest stream, lake or river untreated. Volunteers will help educate the public about this matter. Volunteers will glue storm drain sticker at each drain so the public knows not to put pollutants into the drain system. Overall, you are doing your part to help keep the Yakima River and its tributaries cleaner.

    *Volunteers will check in at 8:30 A.M. in the CLCE located in SURC 256 (upstairs)*
    *We will be using glue so please wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty and closed toed shoes!*

    *FREE T-Shirt and Lunch Provided*
    T-SHIRT Registration deadline March 29.
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  • Event Date Thursday, May 09th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) and the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) invite you to join them for the International Café, Thursday May 9th in SURC 137 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

    We are looking for people who would like to engage and form friendships with students from around the world.

    The café will be hosted by the Chinese Student & Scholar Association (CSSA).
    Please feel free to bring your lunch. Beverages and dessert provided!

    For more information contact:
    Anne Miller, Program Coordinator, OISP
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  • Event Date Friday, May 10th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    The Amazing Race-Ellensbrug allows students to exercise their leadership skills by completing a series of mental and physical challenges on campus and in the Ellensburg community. Volunteers will facilitate these "challenges" created by the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement staff.

    IMPORTANT: This portion of sign-ups are for VOLUNTEERS/FACILITATORS only. If you are interested in running the race please visit SURC 256.

    NOTE: There will be a MANDATORY Volunteer meeting for volunteers/facilitators May 10th from 12-1pm in SURC 301.

    FREE pizza & beverages provided.

    Please visit the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement in SURC 256 to sign-up.

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  • Event Date Saturday, May 11th from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    The Wildcat carnival is a fundraising event for RHA with game and food booths.

    Saturday, May 11, 2019
    12P-6P, Barto Lawn

    contact Addison Hall for more information
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