University Heights Center promotes life-long learning, creativity, culture, community activism, and the preservation of our historic building.
Above all, University Heights Center is devoted to our local communities: it's children, arts, education, civic involvement, sustainability, and the lifelong education of individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Moreover, residing in one of the most historic elementary school buildings in Washington State, we believe in fostering community, cultural, and educational opportunities in both the University District and the Greater Seattle area.
Founded in 1989 by University District residents and businesses who believed this building would serve as a vital gathering place for the community, University Heights Center has been serving the Greater Seattle area since 1902. We continually provide new programs, services & activities to the center aimed at strengthening our neighborhoods while meeting the needs of our diverse and growing communities.
Annually, University Heights welcomes over 250,000 visitors through its doors and over 200 groups choose to make us their home.