UCSC Assistant Director for Student Leadership & Advising
Nick Currie joined the UCSC team as Community Service Advisor in September 2014. In this role, he works with more than 60 Community Service Recognized Student Organizations (CSRSOs), advising student leaders on matters of University policy and finance, leadership and management skills, program content, and partnership-building, and supports the Community Service Fund (CSF) and its student-run committee. Nick also manages Seeds of Justice, a community-building and leadership development program for 20 selected first-year students in the College. The program provides students with the opportunity to reflect on meaningful service and social change experiences, increase their awareness of the complexity of social justice issues (such as healthcare, housing, and education) as they are manifested in the city of Chicago, and practice valuable leadership skills to guide their work in creating change on and off campus. In additon, Nick oversees UCSC's student leadership initiatives such as the IMPACT National Coference on Community Service and Civic Engagement.
A 2011 graduate of the College (A.B., History and Theatre), Nick received his M.Ed. in Youth Development at UIC. In this program, he researched, designed, and implemented programs to empower and utilize youth leaders as assets and changemakers within nonprofit structures, most notably at Street-Level Youth Media. Nick has a strong appreciation for volunteerism and community service, having completed two years of service with the Episcopal Service Corps’ Chicago-based program, The Julian Year. During that time he worked in external affairs and volunteer management with Lawrence Hall Youth Services and Ravenswood Community Services, two organizations working to support marginalized communities throughout the city. Nick also served as the Director of Formation at Grace Episcopal Church in Oak Park, where he managed and created educational faith-based and social justice programs for children, youth, and adults.
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