Students enrolled in this program will join a community of peers interested in careers in public service and supported byexpert faculty and staff dedicated to developing the next generation of community and global leaders. NextGen Leaders will meet in classroom and formal and informal gatherings to share and support each other in their academic and professional growth. We aim to create opportunities to ensure historically underrepresented voices are present, heard, and leading in public spheres.
NextGen Civic Leader Corps students will gain practical experience in community-based and/or government work through internships or community-engaged research. One 5 credit course must be taken from the list below:
NextGen students are expected to engage in opportunities to network with community-members, faculty, and potential employers who share the aspirations of the NextGen program by attending at least three signature cohort events, examples are below. Students are encouraged to attend events sponsored or approved by other tri campus programs in Seattle and Bothell to complete this requirement. At one of these events, the student should present or otherwise take on a leadership role in its planning or execution.
Coordinated by the Institute for Innovation and Global Engagement (IIGE), this tri campus initiative is in collaboration with UW Seattle's Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and UW Bothell's Office of Connected Partnerships. UW Tacoma partners include the Office of Community Partnerships, the Center for Student Involvement, the Milgard School of Business Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility, and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.