Seattle University is nestled in the midst of historic and dynamic neighborhoods, each of which has tremendous leaders who make Seattle a wonderful place to live, learn and serve. The Center for Service and Community Engagement, as the headquarters for SUYI, leads Seattle University engagement with our neighbors by participating in celebratory events, education efforts, and local advocacy. The Center is responsive to resident concerns regarding education and youth issues by volunteering at large events such as the bi-annual community clean-ups, organizing the winter Giving Tree, and bringing attention to youth issues.
Our primary neighborhood focused project is the Choice Neighborhood Initiative arising from the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace. Find out more.