SEEDS

Division of Student Services

SEEDS (Students for Education, Empowerment, and Direct Service) builds mutually beneficial relationships within the Portland community to foster sustainable and positive change. SEEDS is committed to expanding the scope of the academic mission and supporting Reed students in developing tools for self-reflection and passion for lifelong community engagement.

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 Check out our calendar of events.

Weekly Community Engagement 

Starred (*) programs qualify for off-campus Federal Work Study
  • Are you FWS-eligible? Get paid to work with organizations in Portland! 
    • Follow 6-step process to get started
  • Not FWS-eligible? You're welcome to volunteer!

Weekly programs coordinated by Reed students

Other weekly programs

  •  Map of 40+ SEEDS community partners
    • sign into reed.edu gmail account to access map
  • *S.M.A.R.T (Start Making a Reader Today)
  • Community based learning in Reed Psychology courses:
    • *Clinical, *Motivation, and *Developmental
  • Reed College Science Outreach Program
  • Opportunities offered through Portland-area community organizations

One-time Community Engagement Events

Note: one-time events are not eligible for off-campus Federal Work Study. Find FWS-eligible opportunities here.

Weekend Community Engagement events
On-campus Advocacy Workshop
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Engagement
On-campus blood drives
Community Day Engagement Event 

Trips & Projects

Note: community engagement trips & projects are not eligible for off-campus Federal Work Study. Find FWS-eligible opportunities here.

Orientation Odyssey - for incoming 1st year & transfer students
Sophomores Rising Social Justice Odyssey - for rising 2nd year students 
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) service trip
Davis Projects for Peace - $10,000 summer project award
Project Pericles - Debating for Democracy (D4D) 

Contact SEEDS

Tara Sonali Miller
SEEDS Program Manager
Student Center 112

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