Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Upcoming Events

  • Event Date From Thursday, April 16th at 3:00 pm to Wednesday, April 22nd 8:00 pm
    Scholastic Book Fair to help us buy library materials for our children’s book collection in Black Hall (for education students to use in their lesson planning and student teaching).
    Volunteers can help during normal book fair hours as well as during a couple special events, the Build-a-book session and meet local author of The Honest Truth session, Dan Gemeinhart, a teacher and librarian in Wenatchee.

    Event Location: Black Hall Room 127

    For more information please contact:

    Julie Jensen
    Manager Multimodal Education Center
    Instructional Designer
    jensenjl@cwu.edu – 509-963-1224

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  • Event Date Saturday, April 18th from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
    Join the CLCE in this effort with the Bureau of Land Management, the City of Ellensburg, WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN), and Mid-Columbia Fisheries to clean up the Yakima River and the surrounding Ellensburg community!

    Explore one of the most exciting landscapes in Central Washington while participating in a longstanding CWU legacy. For the past 42 years, hundreds of CWU students and community members have joined together to clean and protect the Yakima River Canyon and surrounding Ellensburg community. The partnership with BLM and Fish & Wildlife brings opportunities for trail maintenance, campsite renovation, and litter clean up.

    Check in will be at the SURC East Patio at 9:30 AM. Transportation and equipment will be provided. Please wear appropriate clothing that you wouldn't mind getting dirty! (long pants, closed toed shoes, etc.)

    “Breakfast of Champions” will be provided before heading to their clean-up locations and pizza will be provided upon their return.

    SIGN UP BY APRIL 8th, FOR A FREE T-SHIRT!
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  • Event Date Saturday, April 25th from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
    In preparation for the busy months ahead, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, Ellensburg Downtown Association, and Rotary would like your help in making downtown Ellensburg look like new. Help your community shine!
    The event will be on Saturday, April 25 from 7:30 am to 12 pm.
    Check-in will be in the SURC Pit at 7:30 am.

    Light breakfast and lunch provided.
    Register by April 8th to get a t-shirt in your size.

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  • Event Date Saturday, April 25th from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
    Olmstead Farm in the Kittitas Valley needs a hand with maintenance projects to help preserve the past for future generations. The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement and Washington State Parks are seeking volunteers to come out in honor of Earth Week and enjoy the fresh air while assisting a Kittitas Valley landmark. Transportation and materials will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing you don't mind getting dirty and closed toed shoes.

    The event will be on Saturday, April 25th from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Check-in will be in the SURC Pit at 9:30 a.m.

    Lunch and transportation will be provided for all volunteers.

    SIGN UP BY APRIL 8th, FOR A FREE T-SHIRT!


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  • Event Date Thursday, May 14th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Spring is coming! Assist the Ellensburg Downtown Association in preparing the 65 downtown planters for the upcoming season and help beautify your city. Volunteers are needed on Thursday, May 14 from 11 am- 4 pm.

    Volunteers will meet at The Elmira, 117& 119 E 4th Ave. A FREE pizza lunch will be provided!

    Please bring water, wear closed toe shoes and dress for the weather.
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  • Event Date Thursday, June 11th at 9:00 am
    RESERVED FOR PRESIDENT'S LEADERS

    Foundations of Leadership. *Self-Assessment (Included in LEAD 101 Course) *Critical Reflection (Included in LEAD 101 Course).
    The Foundations of Leadership will be offered spring quarter.

    The President’s Leaders initiative is a credit bearing, leader development program designed to maximize students’ leadership potential. This program transforms CWU students into leaders in their field of study. Students involved in this program build desirable workforce competencies during community engagement experiences, enrich relational skills while generating a network of ties to university and community leaders during leadership excursions and retreats, and learn cutting-edge leadership theory. Program participants establish an individualized leadership foundation while developing skills to mentor others, lead teams and organizations, and create a meaningful project that positively shapes the campus, local, and global communities.
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  • Event Date Thursday, June 11th at 9:00 am
    RESERVED FOR PRESIDENT'S LEADERS

    A multi-stage leadership development program.
    Leadership Quest will be offered spring quarter.

    The President’s Leaders initiative is a credit bearing, leader development program designed to maximize students’ leadership potential. This program transforms CWU students into leaders in their field of study. Students involved in this program build desirable workforce competencies during community engagement experiences, enrich relational skills while generating a network of ties to university and community leaders during leadership excursions and retreats, and learn cutting-edge leadership theory. Program participants establish an individualized leadership foundation while developing skills to mentor others, lead teams and organizations, and create a meaningful project that positively shapes the campus, local, and global communities.
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  • Event Date Thursday, June 11th at 9:00 am
    RESERVED FOR PRESIDENT'S LEADERS


    Experience Leadership Project Participant (Fall)

    Learn how to get involved at CWU, enhance leadership skills, and build support networks.


    The President’s Leaders initiative is a credit bearing, leader development program designed to maximize students’ leadership potential. This program transforms CWU students into leaders in their field of study. Students involved in this program build desirable workforce competencies during community engagement experiences, enrich relational skills while generating a network of ties to university and community leaders during leadership excursions and retreats, and learn cutting-edge leadership theory. Program participants establish an individualized leadership foundation while developing skills to mentor others, lead teams and organizations, and create a meaningful project that positively shapes the campus, local, and global communities.
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  • Event Date Friday, June 12th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    The mission of the Youth Services Mentoring Program is to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential. Youth Services Mentoring Program envisions a community in which every youth experiences nurturing one-to-one relationships and community support. This will allow them to develop into their full potential, capable of making informed, responsible decisions as involved members of our community.

    Mentors must:
    • 18 years old
    • Complete a written application
    • Pass a rigorous screening process
    • Be trained

    We are located at 213 W. 3rd Avenue Ellensburg, WA 98926

    For more information please visit our website: www.youthserviceskc.org
    or contact Crystal Church at 509-962-2737 or crystal.church@kccn.org
    Youth Services of Kittitas County

    If interested in volunteering for this position, please stop by the CLCE office to create your account and learn how to log your volunteer hours.
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  • Event Date Friday, June 12th from 9:05 am to 6:00 pm
    Help stock shelves, clean, operate the cash register, price items, etc. 2-4 hours per week commitment is greatly appreciated. Training provided. Proceeds from the Habitat Store keep our nonprofit running so we can help more families have a decent place to live.

    Location: 212 S. Railroad Ellensburg
    Transportation not provided.
    Available hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 9am - 3pm; Wed 9am-6pm

    Contact: Sarah at 509-962-5058 or sarah.smith@kchabitat.org
    Website: kchabitat.org

    If interested in volunteering for this position, please stop by the CLCE office to create your account and learn how to log your volunteer hours.
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