past events


volunteer appreciation party

August 17, 2017

UBB and FEPPS co-hosted an evening of appreciation for our volunteers at Orfeo in downtown Seattle. Over 60 volunteers from University Beyond Bars and FEPPS enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate successes, share lessons learned, win raffle prizes, and build community among our volunteers. Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate!

10-year anniversary gala

october 23, 2015

Thank you to everyone who made our 10-year anniversary celebration a memorable one!  We were honored and humbled by the generosity and support. See more updates and photos here

2014 annual benefit dinner

october 17, 2014

Over 150 supporters, volunteers, instructors, and students enjoyed dinner and drinks, a silent auction, and a student art display all in celebration of UBB. The sold-out event featured a keynote presentation by Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney, as well as moving testimonials from three former students.


mass incarceration & the consequences for communities of color

August 7, 2014

UW Sociology professor Dr. Alexes Harris spoke on mass incarceration to a breakfast audience of 75 in Everett.  UBB partnered with the NAACP Snohomish County to co-host this event.


Volunteer Appreciation NIGHT

June 7, 2014

UBB staff, Board, and volunteers gathered at Porchlight Coffee and Records in Capitol Hill. 


BalMar Happy Hour

April 3, 2014

A fun 'Meet and Greet' at BalMar in Ballard!

Art Show at Machine House Brewery

July 20, 2013

UBB joined with Pete Brook from Prison Photography to create a four-week installation of UBB artwork and prison photography at Machine House Brewery in historic Georgetown. Over 90 pieces of art, created during our Studio Art course, were available for sale.