UW Impact

September 6, 2019

UW Impact FAQ: Workforce Education Investment Act

What is it? The Workforce Education Investment Act, passed by the Washington State Legislature in 2019, creates the Washington College Grant (WCG), which incorporates and expands on the State Need Grant (SNG). The WCG will cover or subsidize the cost of post-secondary education – including apprenticeships, community and technical colleges, and universities – for lower and middle-income students and families.

June 6, 2019

National Attention on the Workforce Education Investment Act

In the weeks since UW Impact joined other higher education advocates across the state to celebrate the passage of the Workforce Education Investment Act, much of the country has taken notice, highlighting the legislation as a potential model for other states. The Workforce Education Investment Act is the most significant investment in higher education in the state of Washington in

March 15, 2019

2019 Town Hall Meetings List

Find your district in the list below, and see the date and address of your town hall. Note that some districts are hosting multiple meetings! » Find your district

July 10, 2017

UW Impact Seeks Assistant Director

Job Title: Assistant Director, UW Impact UW Impact, the legislative advocacy program of the UW Alumni Association, is seeking an Assistant Director. This program and position are separate from the University of Washington and are part of the independent, 501 (c) 3 non-profit Alumni Association. Position Summary Working under the supervision of the UW Impact program director, and in collaboration

March 10, 2017

Visiting Olympia? Want to have coffee with your legislator? UW Impact can help!

As the legislative advocacy program of the UW Alumni Association, UW Impact exists to help engage and promote civic advocacy to members, alums and friends of the University of Washington. UW Impact is your source for the tools, information and connections you need to get civically engaged on behalf of the UW and the issues you care about. No political

Policy Spotlight: State investment needed to meet demand for engineers

Too many highly qualified students competing for too few slots: That’s the charge in a recent Seattle Times report that shed a spotlight on the UW’s engineering program. The UW has produced some of the region’s best and brightest engineering alums for generations, but for several years, demand has outpaced supply and students are being left out at a time

September 30, 2015

Washington is the only state in the country that will actually lower four-year college tuition costs. UWAA member dues support UW Impact, which is the UWAA’s legislative advocacy program. Since 2010, UWAA members and alumni from around the state have joined together to stand up for the UW and public higher education. Together, we’ve sent thousands of messages to our

May 28, 2015

Stay Tuned: Budget Gridlock Heads to 2nd Overtime

The first special session is over, and our state legislators have made little progress toward a final budget agreement. Lawmakers will get 30 more days to negotiate a compromise – or we face a July 1 government shutdown. What does this gridlock mean for the University of Washington? Key challenges include: Tuition costs remain a mystery until a budget is

May 6, 2013

Special Session Looms – Act Now

Our legislators are on break until May 13, but we aren’t! Help us keep the UW and higher education at the top of our elected officials’ minds by taking action today.  Click here to send an automated message to your legislators while they contemplate the budget this week.  Better yet, consider contacting them at their district offices – they’re back in our

March 7, 2013

Spring 2013 Town Hall Meetings

Stand up and speak out on behalf of the UW and higher education! Legislators are coming to a town hall meeting near YOU on March 16 or later.  Check the latest schedule of town hall meetings at the link below.  Most will be held on Saturday, March 16.  2013 Town Hall Meetings What will you say at your town hall

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