CWUNewsNews Center for Leadership and Community Engagement honored, 29 Jun 2018 15:01:15<p><img alt="" src="/leadership-engage/sites/" style="float: right; width: 400px; height: 240px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;">The <a href="">Ellensburg Downtown Association (EDA)</a> presented its 2018 Town and Gown Award to the <a href="">CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE)</a>.</p><p>Molly Jones, the EDA executive director, explained that the award “is given to those who contribute strong and collaborative partnerships between CWU and the community of Ellensburg.” CWU received the award specifically in light of CLCE’s longstanding community cooperation and service efforts.</p><p>The CLCE’s goal is to empower “ordinary people making an extraordinary difference.” It is based on helping university students learn the character and ethics of leadership, servant leadership, and honing their leadership skills.</p><p>Kim Jellison, CLCE program manager, accepted the award on behalf of the university Thursday night (June 28), during the annual EDA Appreciation Celebration and Fundraiser, held at the Elks Building Grand Ballroom in downtown Ellensburg.</p><p>Jellison said, “As a direct result of our partnership with EDA approximately 200 CWU student volunteers have logged more than 850 service hours. We maintain a very strong partnership with the EDA and have collaborated on many events over the years. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!”</p><p>Jellison spearheads the community engagement side of CLCE, such as the volunteer program and coordinating with campus, city, county, schools, and state partners, including on a wide range of service projects, such as “Kittitas Connect.” That involves a series of events designed to engage CWU students with the community in positive ways, such as various tasks throughout downtown Ellensburg along with the annual Yakima River Clean Up.</p><p>The 45th annual clean up took place this past April. It is held each year in honor of Earth Month.</p><p>“It was our largest we have had to date!” Jellison noted of this year’s event. “We went to 10 locations throughout the Yakima River Canyon and surrounding Ellensburg area and had 380 volunteers that served 1367 hours.”</p><p>Other CLCE programs that directly involve the EDA including the Downtown Make a Difference Day, held in October, held in connection with a national day of service as part of Kittitas Connect program; and the Downtown Cleanup, which also takes place in April.</p><p>“On Make a Difference Day we prepare 65 planters, located throughout the downtown, for winter,” Jellison added. “For the downtown cleanup, we do a variety of tasks, such as weeding flower beds and sweeping alleys.”</p><p>Said Andre Dickerson, CLCE director. “We’re all so proud of the work Kim does, in conjunction with our students, and appreciate how well they represent CLCE and CWU as a whole. This recognition is well deserved for her and them, and we’re so grateful to receive this prestigious honor from the Ellensburg Downtown Association.”</p><p>June 29, 2018</p><p>PHOTO IDENTIFICATION:<br>(L to r.): Joanne Perez, CWU CLCE assistant director with Kim Jellison, CLCE program manager</p><p>Media contact: Robert Lowery, director of Radio Services and Integrated Communications, 509-963-1487,</p><p>Friday, June 29, 2018</p></br>Wildcats Visit the Windy City!, 20 Feb 2018 10:31:40<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/leadership-engage/sites/" style="width: 550px; height: 364px;"></p><p>The Chavez King Leadership Institute for Social Change joined fellow wildcats last week in Chicago at the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) to network and learn from professionals in leading industries such as MSNBC, Coca-Cola and Buick.</p><p>During their time at USHLI students met with LatinX professionals including Antonia Novello, 14th U.S. Surgeon General, Dolores C. Huerta, Civil Rights activist and Co-Founder of the National Farm Workers Association as well as Andres Lara this year's #Lead2018 keynote speaker!</p></p style="text-align: center;">The Winter Student Leadership Academy, 02 Feb 2018 11:06:57<p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">The CLCE and ASCWU-Student Government collaborated to provide club and organization student officers with leadership, event planning, and budget management workshops through the inaugural Student Leadership Academy.&nbsp; The academy concluded<span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;with a campus wide resource fair and ASCWU-Student Government networking social.</span></p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/leadership-engage/sites/" style="width: 550px; height: 405px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">Participants were educated on guidelines and procedures for planning an event at the university, as well as learned how to identify the personal communication style of each participant and provide skills needed to monitor and adapt styles while in a team setting.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/leadership-engage/sites/" style="width: 550px; height: 369px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">Additionally, student Leaders were presented with an in-depth exploration of the SURC Accounting processes, policies, and protocols to equip them with the skill sets to successfully navigate the funding, reimbursement, and travel procedures at Central Washington University.</p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></span style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">12th Annual Experience Leadership Project, 03 Nov 2017 11:53:16<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/leadership-engage/sites/" style="width: 800px; height: 533px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement kicked off the 12th annual Experience Leadership Project (ELP) in September with the class of 2022!</p><p style="text-align: center;">During the 3 day duration at Camp Ghormley, 123 strangers became teammates and fast friends through ice breakers, initiatives, and activities lead by their 12 leaders. Each day presented a different opportunity for students to grow as leaders and individuals while participating in activities including the Leadership Discovery Quest, L.E.A.D., and faculty lead workshops. Students were not only introduced to fellow peers but they were also joined by CWU organizations including CWU Recreation, Campus Police, Campus Activities, Residence Hall Association and faculty members. It was very important to each leader, staff and faculty member for the first year students to be aware of all resources available to them as Central students!<br>This has been another great ELP experience and we are looking forward to what these first year students accomplish during their time at Central Washington University and beyond!</p><p style="text-align: center;">Good Luck this year, Wildcats! Keep up with us this year on Instagram and Twitter @ CWUCLCE</p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;">Paying Respect With Evening of Recognition, 05 Jun 2017 14:12:36<p style="text-align: center;"><em>Showing thanks through acknowledgment during the 2017 Evening of Recognition.</em></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/leadership-engage/sites/" style="width: 550px; height: 227px;"></p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;As the 2016-2017 academic year came to a conclusion, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) hosted Evening of Recognition on May 24, 2017 to acknowledge outstanding individuals in the CWU campus community with a semi-formal reception and award ceremony. Evening of Recognition acknowledges those who go above and beyond, standing out amongst the rest as positive influences to those around them.</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/leadership-engage/sites/" style="text-align: center; width: 500px; height: 333px;">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Submission of nominees began during the winter academic quarter, allowing student, staff and faculty to receive accomplishment for their exemplary efforts in bettering our community.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; <em>&nbsp;"Evening of Recognition is unique because it allows us to fulfill a fundamental human need: appreciation, within the institution,”</em> said Elizabeth Vidaurri, program manager at the CLCE. <em>“The nominee’s response to such gratitude confirms their effort is valued and leads them to continued success at Central Washington University.”</em></p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The evening began with conversation and welcoming words from various speakers. Guests in attendance included CWU President, James Guadino, and his cabinet.&nbsp; Nominees and guests enjoyed a gourmet meal, just before awards were presented.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><em style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/leadership-engage/sites/" style="width: 175px; height: 117px;"></em><em style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/leadership-engage/sites/" style="width: 175px; height: 117px;"></em><em style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/leadership-engage/sites/" style="width: 175px; height: 117px;"></em></p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Over 20 awards were presented to nominated students, staff and faculty. This was a successful evening, providing acknowledgment to those doing great things in our community. We look forward to next year’s events, until then, looking for inspiration in our wonderful, diverse, CWU community. Don’t forget to nominate the influential individuals in your life during the 2018 Evening of Recognition.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;For more information on the CLCE visit the website at, call the office at 509-963-1850 or email You can find the CLCE on Facebook and follow on Twitter as well as Instagram.</p><p>Contact: Hunter Ventoza<br>Student Writer, Center for Leadership and Community Engagement<br>, 206-715-2982</p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></em style="text-align: center;"></em style="text-align: center;"></em style="text-align: center;"></br></br>Introducing: CWU Women’s Leadership Institute, 05 Jun 2017 14:10:31<p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/leadership-engage/sites/" style="width: 530px; height: 150px;"></p><p>The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement is happy to announce the first annual <a href="">CWU Women’s Leadership Institute</a>, piloting Fall 2017 and lasting throughout the 2017 - 2018 academic year.&nbsp;</p><p>The mission of the Women’s Leadership Institute is to:</p><ul><li>Unite women from across the Central Washington University campus</li><li>Facilitate and inspire personal and professional growth</li><li>Engage leadership development on issues that affect women in their field of expertise &nbsp; &nbsp;</li></ul><p>Within a small group dynamic, students will be able to meet, share, build relations with and receive mentorship from prominent women on campus and in the larger Ellensburg community.</p><p>The CWU Women’s Leadership Institute will utilize small group sessions and book studies on leadership development, as well as attend seminars with a variety of prominent women keynote speakers addressing a variety of topics.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Women’s Leadership Institute is looking for sophomore or junior students who are dedicated to:</p><ul><li>Improving their leadership skills</li><li>Women’s empowerment&nbsp;</li></ul><p>Upon completing the 2017 - 2018 Women’s Leadership Institute, students will have the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their knowledge of what women’s leadership means through a spring quarter capstone project and presentation at The Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE).</p><p>This is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, refine knowledge of individual rights and further empower a generation of inspired woman leaders.</p><p>Applications for the Women's Leadership Institute can be picked up in SURC 256. The deadline has been extended to September 15th.</p><p>For more information regarding the CWU Women’s Leadership Institute, visit CLCE in SURC 256, call 509-963-1850 or email (subject: “ATTN: Women’s Leadership Institute”).</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;">Chavez-King Leadership Institute, 19 Apr 2016 12:39:58<p><img alt="" src="/leadership-engage/sites/" style="height: 250px; float: right; width: 333px;">Focusing on leadership through collective dialogue and service, the Chavez-King Leadership Institute at Central Washington University is committed to developing student leaders by means of experiential learning opportunities, exploration of real-world issues and continuous self-analysis and reflection.</p><p>Embracing the legacy and philosophy of civil rights activists, members will continue the vision of connecting leaders to their communities while broadening their knowledge base related to advocacy, policy and public support.</p><p>A $1000 need-based tuition waiver will be awarded to students accepted into the Institute.</p><p>For more information, call (509) 963-1850, email (subject: “ATTN: Chavez-King Fellowship”), or visit the CLCE office in SURC 256, where you can also learn about other community service and leadership development opportunities.</p>