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Non-Profit / Social Justice / Education

Welcome to the Nonprofit, Social Justice, and Education interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers that support, teach, advocate for diverse populations including members of underrepresented communities, young adults, and children. People who pursue careers in nonprofits, social justice, and education collaborate well with diverse groups, are adaptable, and have outstanding communication skills. Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): Early childhood and K-12 educator, counselor, volunteer coordinator, victim advocate, academic adviser, community organizer, and fundraising manager.

Development, Fundraising, and Marketing | What’s the Difference?

If you’ve spent any length of time in the nonprofit world, you’ve almost certainly heard the terms “development,” “fundraising,” and “marketing.” You probably know each job has to do with raising money and awareness. But while some people use the …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Turning a cause you care about into a career

As a student, it can be difficult to see the connections between the causes you care about or places you volunteer and your career path. You may have heard people tell you that your social justice work isn’t a real …

By Caitlin Goldbaum
Caitlin Goldbaum Career Coach
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Career Conversation – One Journey in the Policy, Government, and Non-Profit Fields

Who is our interviewee?

Rich Williams is an Officer for Pew’s Project on Student Borrower Success where he specializes in evidence-based research and policy development aimed at reducing the number of student loan borrowers that are delinquent or in default …

By Daniel Herb (He/Him)
Daniel Herb (He/Him) Internship Success Manager
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“Ask an Alum” American Ethnic Studies Major to Collegiate Prep Principal

Tracie Sanlin graduated from University of Washington- Seattle in 2007 with a degree in American Ethnic Studies. While at UW, Tracie was a proud sister of Lambda Theta Alpha, a house band member of R.E.T.R.O. poets, played with the University …

By Izzy Wroblewski
Izzy Wroblewski
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Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice

Interested in learning about the intersection of public education and social justice? Check out the Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice in Seattle!

This conference is dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education …

By Caitlin Goldbaum
Caitlin Goldbaum Career Coach
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Featured Classes

Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences

Vernā Myers
Find greater meaning, well-being, and productivity by learning how to interact with others across differences. Continue your Thrive journey and…

Keynote for Educators

Oliver Schinkten
Technology like Keynote has transformed learning. With a little bit of skill, this inexpensive presentation tool can be used to…

Nonprofit Management Foundations

Leslie Crutchfield
Thinking about leading a nonprofit organization? Internationally renowned author Leslie Crutchfield provides a primer on nonprofit management and leadership. She…

Certificate in Fundraising Management

UW Continuum College
The essence of fundraising is identifying people whose values align with your mission or organization and establishing lasting relationships with…

Certificate in Nonprofit Management

UW Continuum College
Nonprofit organizations occupy an important niche in the community, making a critical impact on a wide range of social, economic,…

Foundations of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Oliver Schinkten
Teachers educate their students. Administrators can assign and grade work online. Users can access content and resources anytime, inside or…

Student Stories & Advice

Jiwen Xiao

Student Stories & Advice
  • Graduate School of Education University of Pennsylvania

Todd Hodges

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  • Case Manager Todd Hodges

Meredith Weinstock

Student Stories & Advice
  • Public Services Technician University of Washington Libraries

Emily Uematsu

Student Stories & Advice

Sarah Dawson

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grad Student - TESOL Portland State University

Lauri Hennessey

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grad Student - Public Interest Communications University of Florida

Madeleine Cole

Student Stories & Advice
  • Community Relations Coordinator - AmeriCorps VISTA Hunger Intervention Program / United Way of King County

Emmorie Cannon

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  • Certified Counselor Beautiful Autism

Featured Resources

Scholarships & Fellowships Supporting Non-Profit / Social Justice / Education Career Goals

There are a lot of great scholarship programs that want to support future educators, change-makers, and folks who seek after …

Tips for Job Searching in Handshake – Non-Profit/Social Justice/Education

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Opportunities at City Year

In this episode get to know Marcus Ramirez from City Year and hear all about the opportunities that they have …

Bridging Activism and Higher Education

In this episode we take a chance to meet with Valerie Schweigert, the new Associate Director at the UW Q …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform. You can access a Teaching practice interview.

Non-Profit / Social Justice / Education Positions of 2019-2020 Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in non-profit/social …

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