Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Upcoming Events

  • Event Date Friday, February 27th from 10:30 am to 2:15 pm
    Support the fight against cancer and join the CLCE and Adult Activity Center for Forget Me Not Bingo to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. The event will be held at the Ellensburg Adult Activity Center. The goal is to have CWU students interact with older adults and gain knowledge about cancer and the American Cancer Society. The CLCE is looking for volunteers to participate in this bingo event which includes setting up, taking down, and participating in bingo with the older adults.
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  • Event Date Saturday, February 28th from 8:30 am to 10:30 am
    In preparation for the busy months ahead, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement and the Ellensburg Downtown Association would like your help in preparing 65 downtown planters for the upcoming season and help beautify your city.
    The event will be on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm.
    Please bring water and dress for the weather.

    DOUGHNUTS PROVIDED!

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  • Event Date Friday, March 06th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Facilitate a pitstop while participants run around downtown Ellensburg and CWU campus to find clues that will help them learn what business and buildings can offer.
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  • Event Date Saturday, March 07th from 7:15 am to 2:30 pm
    Expanding Your Horizons is a national program designed to encourage women to continue studying in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through high school and into college, as well as to inform them of the exciting career opportunities in these fields. The event is open for 5th-9th grade girls, where they can learn about these careers from successful women who entered into a STEM profession. We are looking for volunteers to help with this event. Volunteer check-in will be in the SURC Ballroom at 7:15 AM on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The event will run from 8 AM - 2:30 PM.

    Snacks and lunch will be provided. We encourage you to wear Central colors or your CWU gear!



    For volunteer related questions, please contact Dannica Price or Sylvana Bendana, CESME (509) 963-2135 or cesme@cwu.edu, Science Building Room 107.

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  • Event Date From Thursday, March 19th at 4:00 pm to Saturday, March 21st 6:00 pm
    Event Description We need community members, business professionals, and college students to support K-12 robotics competitions at Central Washington University.

    You can make a difference by volunteering as a judge, referee, or support person at one or more of these friendly, yet challenging competitions. This year, students are working hard to meet this year's challenge of Recycle Rush.

    My name is Dannica Price and I am the volunteer coordinator for the Central Washington University FIRST Robotic Competition (FRC) Regional is being held March 19-21, 2015 at Nicholson Pavilion.
    I welcome you to volunteer and appreciate your interest. If you are able to participate, please register at the website listed below by 3/13.

    To have volunteer service hours logged, register with Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE)
    •Apply in person at CLCE in SURC 256

    To see role responsibilities and requirements, and to sign up as a volunteer go to:
    • https://www.usfirst.org/vims and register as a volunteer.
    • Find the event that you are interested in volunteering for PNW FIRST Robotics Central Washington University District Event
    • Click on “Volunteer” to see list of duties and descriptions.
    • Submit a volunteer offer for the job(s) you would like to perform. You may select more than one job.
    • You do not have to volunteer for every day of the event.


    Thank you for your interest in volunteering and I look forward to working with you. If you have any questions concerning a particular position, or with the process of signing up, please email me directly at firstinfo@cwu.edu or call 509-963-2135.

    Dannica Price
    Volunteer Coordinator


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  • Event Date Tuesday, March 31st from 9:00 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 (only if you have not yet created an account or don’t need assistance in documenting your hours).
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  • Event Date From Tuesday, March 31st at 9:35 am to Tuesday, June 30th 9:35 am
    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
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  • Event Date Tuesday, March 31st at 10:50 am
    The new Cold Weather Shelter in Ellensburg, organized through the local Ministerial Council and the Homeless and Affordable Housing Network of Kittitas County, needs volunteers to staff the new homeless shelter during the cold winter months. The shelter moves each night between First Christian Church, First Lutheran Church and the United Methodist Church, all along Ruby Street in downtown Ellensburg. Volunteers are needed to work either the 7:00 pm -1:00 am shift or the 1:00 am -7:00 am shift, Monday through Friday.

    An adult member of the church congregation will always be present. Volunteers will help distribute sleeping mats, sleeping bags, give snacks, show a video in the early evening, help people settle in for the night and provide assistance as needed.

    There will be training for volunteers in conflict resolution/de-escalation and in basic mental health interventions.

    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 (only if you have not yet created an account or don’t need assistance in documenting your hours). You will then contact Pastor Don Green (First Christian Church) at 509-925-2644 or email donaldgreen56@gmail.com. Pastor Green will give you your volunteer assignment.

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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 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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