Welcome Qanani!

Please help us wel­come Qanani as our new Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Assis­tant! We are all so excited to work with Qanani in the Fall and for her to be a part of the Pipeline community.


Qanani Kalil is a Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Assis­tant at The Pipeline Project. Born and raised in Ethiopia, she is pas­sion­ate about edu­ca­tion and youth empow­er­ment. Qanani is the first in her fam­ily to grad­u­ate high school and col­lege. She has worked with stu­dents as a tutor and a men­tor for over three years and has always had a pas­sion to moti­vate and empower young peo­ple to strive and succeed.

Edu­ca­tion: BS, Psy­chol­ogy, Port­land State Uni­ver­sity, 2015

Pipeline is Hiring!

Pipeline Project Ameri­Corps Mem­ber Description

TITLE:  Ameri­Corps K-16 Sub­ur­ban Poverty Edu­ca­tion Team

TERM OF SERVICE:  Sep­tem­ber 1, 2015 – July 15, 2016

Through the Uni­veristy of Wash­ing­ton Pipeline Project, UW under­grad­u­ate vol­un­teers pro­vide K-12 stu­dents with tutor­ing and men­tor­ship, as a means of trans­form­ing the learn­ing and inspir­ing the growth of both groups of stu­dents, while address­ing inequities in pub­lic edu­ca­tion. The Pipeline Project Ameri­Corps Mem­ber will work with Pipeline staff to recruit, train and sup­port stu­dent tutors and assist in over­all pro­gram devel­op­ment and implementation.

The Pipeline Project Ameri­corps Mem­ber will serve at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton in the Cen­ter for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing and Diver­sity.  The Coor­di­na­tor will assist in the imple­men­ta­tion of a K-12 tutor­ing and men­tor­ing service-learning pro­gram to address K-12 aca­d­e­mic suc­cess and develop inno­v­a­tive strate­gies to increase vol­un­teer par­tic­i­pa­tion rates.  The Pipeline Project Ameri­corps mem­ber will receive on-site train­ing and par­tic­i­pate in Wash­ing­ton Ser­vice Corps train­ings. The Pipeline Ameri­Corps mem­ber will work col­lab­o­ra­tively with other Dream Project Ameri­corps mem­bers on cam­pus to ensure that stu­dents and part­ners can eas­ily nav­i­gate between units on cam­pus involved in edu­ca­tional equity work.


Spe­cific duties include:

  • Recruit UW stu­dent vol­un­teers to tutor in Seat­tle Pub­lic Schools and com­mu­nity organizations.
  • Ori­ent and guide new tutors by lead­ing Pipeline tutor ori­en­ta­tion trainings.
  • Pro­vide ongo­ing sup­port to tutors by shar­ing tutor resources, respond­ing to tutor ques­tions and  build­ing com­mu­nity for UW tutors.
  • Assist with con­duct­ing site vis­its and phone calls with Pipeline school part­ners to dis­cuss suc­cesses and chal­lenges with Pipeline tutors.
  • Have the oppor­tu­nity to tutor K-12 stu­dents for five hours per week.
  • Work col­lab­o­ra­tively with Pipeline team to reach out to, recruit and retain stu­dents from his­tor­i­cally mar­gin­al­ized communities.
  • Col­lab­o­rate with the Dream Project Ameri­Corps mem­bers to design and imple­ment joint vol­un­teer recruit­ment and out­reach events at the UW.
  • Assist in plan­ning Pipeline’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break project, where UW stu­dents facil­i­tate writ­ing, book mak­ing and envi­ron­men­tal edu­ca­tion work­shops at K-12 schools in rural com­mu­ni­ties in Washington.


  • AA or BA/BS degree preferred
  • Inter­est and abil­ity to work well with K-12 stu­dents from diverse backgrounds.
  • Inter­est and expe­ri­ence with diverse Reg­is­tered Stu­dent Orga­ni­za­tions and insti­tu­tions that sup­port diver­sity on campus.
  • Strong orga­ni­za­tion, problem-solving and writ­ten and oral com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills.
  • Basic office com­puter skills, includ­ing word pro­cess­ing. Expe­ri­ence with spreadsheets.databases and desk­top pub­lish­ing preferred.
  • Pro­gram man­age­ment (mar­ket­ing, event plan­ning, vol­un­teer man­age­ment) experience.
  • Strong ini­tia­tive; self starter.
  • Abil­ity to cre­atively prob­lem solve. Enthu­si­asm, flex­i­bil­ity, self-direction
  • Expe­ri­ence as a Pipeline vol­un­teer is a plus!

40 hours per week. Gen­eral sched­ule will be reg­u­lar busi­ness hours, Mon­day to Fri­day, 8:30 to 5pm; occa­sional evening or week­end events will be requested.


  • End of ser­vice Segal Ameri­Corps Edu­ca­tion Award of $5,645
  • Mod­est monthly liv­ing allowance
  • Defer­ment or for­bear­ance of stu­dent loans
  • Health cov­er­age
  • Child care, if eligible
  • Skills devel­op­ment for the non­profit or pub­lic sector
  • One year non-competitive eli­gi­bil­ity for fed­eral jobs after term of service

NOTE: This posi­tion is con­tin­gent on fund­ing. Appli­cants will be advised of con­fir­ma­tion of fund­ing by May 15th.

Inter­ested par­ties should sub­mit a pro­fes­sional resume, cover let­ter, and the names and con­tact infor­ma­tion for three pro­fes­sional ref­er­ences by 11:59PM (Pacific) on Thurs­day May 14th, 2015.

Ques­tions:  Email Sione: Pipeline@uw.edu

For more infor­ma­tion about the Pipeline Project and Wash­ing­ton Ser­vice Corps, visit:

To request dis­abil­ity accom­mo­da­tion in the appli­ca­tion process, con­tact the Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices Office at 206.543.6450/206.543.6452.

The Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer com­mit­ted to build­ing a cul­tur­ally diverse, broadly trained fac­ulty and staff.  Women, minori­ties, per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties, and vet­er­ans are encour­aged to apply.  All new employ­ees must show employ­ment eli­gi­bil­ity ver­i­fi­ca­tion as required by the US Immi­gra­tion and Nat­u­ral­iza­tion Service.

Volunteer Coordinator Spotlight

Meet one of the awe­some Vol­un­teer Coor­di­na­tors we work with, Nancy Fuji­moto from Bea­con Hill Inter­na­tional Ele­men­tary School!

Nancy Fujimoto2

My name is Nancy Fuji­moto, and this is my 12th year as Vol­un­teer Coor­di­na­tor at Bea­con Hill Inter­na­tional School.  I started off as an active par­ent when my  younger son attended this school, so I have been here for a total of 18 years.  I work with Par­ent and Com­mu­nity Vol­un­teers, the PTA,  and I am the school pic­ture and year­book advi­sor.   I send my “News From Nancy” emails to all par­ents and staff 2 or 3 times a week, to keep every­one informed of school activ­i­ties, field trips, vol­un­teer needs and announce­ments.  I also paint all the ban­ners at school.

I have had peo­ple tell me that they would never want to be a Vol­un­teer Coor­di­na­tor, but I love my job.  I love work­ing with the par­ents, vol­un­teers and staff at Bea­con Hill.  I don’t think I would have the patience to be a teacher, but I love the school envi­ron­ment.  I grew up on Bea­con Hill, and have lived here for all my life, except one year, when I lived in the Cen­tral District.

We are very grate­ful to the UW Pipeline and UW Amer­ica Reads and Counts pro­gram.  They have sent us so many won­der­ful vol­un­teers, who serve in the class­rooms and in after school tutor­ing pro­grams.  This win­ter quar­ter is the most new com­mu­nity vol­un­teers we have ever had – 26!   (not includ­ing the other return­ing vol­un­teers).  They have been a tremen­dous help to our teachers.

On behalf of the staff, par­ents and stu­dents on Bea­con Hill Inter­na­tional School, thank you for allow­ing our school to be a part of the UW Pipeline pro­gram for so many years.  We are very grate­ful for the kind assis­tance of your many UW volunteers.

Pipeline is Hiring a Work Study Eligible Student Staff!

Pipeline is Hir­ing a Work Study Eli­gi­ble Stu­dent Staff!

About Pipeline:
The Pipeline Project is a K-12 out­reach pro­gram that recruits UW stu­dents to tutor and men­tor in Seat­tle area K-12 schools and com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tions. Each year, the Pipeline Project coor­di­nates over 700 UW vol­un­teer K-12 tutors, pro­mot­ing the aca­d­e­mic suc­cess of strug­gling stu­dents in Seat­tle. The Pipeline Project is housed in the UW’s Cen­ter for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing and Diversity.

We are cur­rently seek­ing a Pro­gram and Out­reach Assis­tant (work study eli­gi­ble) to work 10–19 hour per week from Jan­u­ary through June 2015. Com­pen­sa­tion is $10.50/hour.

Duties and Respon­si­bil­i­ties:
· Work as a part of the excit­ing Pipeline Project team to recruit UW vol­un­teers for K-12 tutor­ing through fly­ers, emails, list serve, Face­book and recruit­ing events.
· Sup­port stu­dents through one-on-one drop-ins and answer­ing email inquiries.
· Lead weekly Pipeline ori­en­ta­tions for new tutors.
· Help to coor­di­nate Alter­na­tive Spring Break pro­gram where stu­dents spend their spring break in rural com­mu­ni­ties through­out Wash­ing­ton State work­ing on a lit­er­acy arts or envi­ron­men­tal sci­ence project in ele­men­tary and mid­dle school class­rooms.
· Staff the front desk of the Cen­ter for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing (max­i­mum 1.5 hours per week)
· Pro­vide web­page and list serve support

Min­i­mum Qual­i­fi­ca­tions:
· Inter­est and expe­ri­ence in K-12 edu­ca­tion issues.
· Well orga­nized, thor­ough and detail ori­ented.
· Abil­ity to multi-task and pri­or­i­tize
· Abil­ity to work inde­pen­dently.
· Knowl­edge of MS Word, Access, Excel.
· Expe­ri­ence vol­un­teer­ing with Pipeline is a plus!

Edu­ca­tional Ben­e­fits:
· Gain first-hand expe­ri­ence with local and regional schools and edu­ca­tional pro­grams.
· Learn out­reach and facil­i­ta­tion skills with net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties among stu­dents, fac­ulty and com­mu­nity part­ners.
· Learn orga­ni­za­tion and project man­age­ment skills.
· This is a great learn­ing envi­ron­ment and sup­port­ive work­ing atmos­phere. It is an oppor­tu­nity to take part in inno­v­a­tive and diverse pro­gram­ming that touches on many aspects and issues of our local, regional and national edu­ca­tional scene.

How to Apply:
If you are inter­ested and are work study eli­gi­ble, please send a cover let­ter and resume to pipeline@uw.edu by Wednes­day, Decem­ber 10th at 5:00pm.

For more infor­ma­tion about the Pipeline Project, you can go to www.expd.uw.edu/pipeline!

Empow­ered Eco-Ed Sem­i­nar Win­ter 2014

This win­ter quar­ter, a Pipeline sem­i­nar will be tak­ing place in South Park, Seat­tle with the help of the Duwamish River Clean-up Coali­tion and rap artist Mack­le­more. How exactly did the Seattle-based artist come to be con­nected with pipeline?

In the fall of 2013, mem­bers of the UW Earth Club set out on a project based on envi­ron­men­tal edu­ca­tion and backed by the Ack­er­ley Foun­da­tion. The project was dubbed “Empow­ered Eco-Ed” and spear­headed by under­grad­u­ate stu­dents Max Sug­ar­man, Marina Kelsh, Carter Case, and Angela Feng. The team wrote and taught cur­ricu­lum on a vari­ety of top­ics each week at the after school pro­gram  at the South Park Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. Lessons involved hands-on activ­i­ties about car­bon foot­prints, pol­li­na­tors, noise pol­lu­tion, and much more. Their pro­gram was a suc­cess, and they were invited to con­tinue their work at Con­chord Inter­na­tional Ele­men­tary School, also located in South Park. With the expan­sion came the addi­tion of six new vol­un­teers to their team: Meili Pow­ell, Lysia Lee, Joshua Fan, Kelli Katzer, Ali­son Wang, and Julia Wallace.

Towards the end of their pro­gram at Con­chord Ele­men­tary, the group teamed up with the Duwamish River Clean-up Coali­tion to cre­ate a les­son plan focused specif­i­cally on river clean-up. An empha­sis was placed on envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice and com­mu­nity involve­ment, as the South Park neigh­bor­hood is located next to the Duwamish River, a fed­er­ally rec­og­nized super­fund site. A com­pre­hen­sive les­son was writ­ten by Meili Pow­ell and Joshua Fan, the final wrap-up of the group’s work at Con­chord. Impressed by the Empow­ered Eco-Ed team, DRCC rep­re­sen­ta­tive Alberto Rodriguez struck up a part­ner­ship with the group, and whilst tak­ing a kayak tour down the Duwamish, man­aged to secure a dona­tion to the project from Macklemore.

The sem­i­nar is now fully funded due to its gen­er­ous donor, and the incred­i­ble work of all those involved. Once again, Empow­ered Eco-Ed is col­lab­o­rat­ing with Con­chord Inter­na­tional Ele­men­tary and the Duwamish River Clean-up Coali­tion to pro­vide edu­ca­tional and engag­ing lessons on envi­ron­men­tal edu­ca­tion. Stu­dents will have the chance to cre­ate and teach their own les­son plans, while inspir­ing enthu­si­asm and pas­sion for the environment.

The sem­i­nar will take place on Thurs­days from 3:00–4:20PM, and the ser­vice learn­ing com­po­nent will take place on Fri­days from 3:30–7:00PM. The course is listed as EDUC401 Z. If inter­ested, please con­tact Angela Feng at: afeng21@uw.edu.




DRCC lesson

Empowered Eco Ed at Conchord

Meet our Fall 2014 Pipeline Intern: Devika!


Devika Vyas is cur­rently a Junior at UW major­ing in Early Child­hood and Fam­ily stud­ies and minor­ing in Span­ish. She joined The Pipeline Project at the begin­ning of her sopho­more year and has enjoyed vol­un­teer­ing around cam­pus and tutor­ing at dif­fer­ent schools over the past cou­ple of years. She is cur­rently a Street Team Intern at Pipeline, hop­ing to use her expe­ri­ences as a leader and edu­ca­tor to achieve her dream of being a Span­ish teacher one day. Devika is very grate­ful and excited that The Pipeline Project offers her the oppor­tu­nity to com­bine her pas­sions for teach­ing and Span­ish through a direct and hands-on approach in class­rooms. In her spare time, Devika fan­cies her­self a good game of chess or enjoys learn­ing a new recipe in the kitchen. She plans to even­tu­ally receive an endorse­ment in Span­ish as well as a PhD in Education.

Hello! :)


Hello every­one! I am writ­ing to intro­duce myself as the new Ameri­Corps mem­ber with Pipeline!

I just grad­u­ated from the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton with a BA in Soci­ol­ogy and a minor in Edu­ca­tion, Learn­ing & Soci­ety. As an under­grad, I was involved in the Pipeline Project, Poly­ne­sian Stu­dent Alliance, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Soror­ity, Inc. and the Ambas­sador pro­gram for the Office of Minor­ity Affairs and Diver­sity Recruit­ment & Out­reach office! My favorite thing about par­tic­i­pat­ing in Pipeline as an under­grad were the count­less oppor­tu­ni­ties I had to work one on one with stu­dents in all sorts of top­ics (math, sci­ence, eng­lish, pho­tog­ra­phy) where I was able to leave inspired and feel like I was really con­tribut­ing. I absolutely LOVE the UW and am so excited to be able to work for Pipeline!

If you want to know more about my time at UW, you can look here:  www.sionelister.weebly.com/

Hope to see you soon! Come say hi :)

2014–2015 Neah Bay: “Telling Our Stories” Project

Neah Bay Cover (Small)

There is still time to apply for an amaz­ing year-long expe­ri­ence in Neah Bay!

Do you love work­ing with ele­men­tary stu­dents?  Are you inter­ested in immers­ing your­self in the beauty and strength of the Native Makah cul­ture in Neah Bay?  Do you want a deep, engag­ing, non-traditional learn­ing expe­ri­ence in the Pacific Northwest?

If you answered yes to the above ques­tions, con­sider apply­ing for the “Telling Our Sto­ries” project, a part­ner­ship between the UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Ele­men­tary School on the Olympic Penin­sula.  Dur­ing the 2014– 2015 school year, a small group of UW stu­dents will take part in a year-long doc­u­men­tary film-making project with Neah Bay Ele­men­tary stu­dents.  Using dig­i­tal story telling (video or doc­u­men­tary cre­ation), UW stu­dents will learn about the rich his­tory and cul­ture of the Makah peo­ple while men­tor­ing 4th-5th grade stu­dents on cre­at­ing a research project com­par­ing their tribe to another in the U.S..

Note that this project will require a non-negotiable 3-quarter com­mit­ment, as well as a 2 week part­ner­ship expe­ri­ence dur­ing Sep­tem­ber (9/8 – 9/12 in Seat­tle and 9/15 – 9/19 in Neah Bay), and trav­el­ing to  Neah Bay dur­ing spring break.

There are no fees besides tuition and stu­dents will earn up to 12 EDUC401 credits.

For addi­tional infor­ma­tion, feel free to con­tact Chris­tine Stick­ler, Direc­tor of the Pipeline Project,  at castick@uw.edu.

For sto­ries about this project visit: http://neahbay.wordpress.com.

Appli­ca­tions can be found online and are due Wednes­day, June 4 by 5pm.

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