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What is the Center for Community Engagement?

  • Previously known as the Service Learning Program, since 2001 our focus has been on supporting curricular community engagement—service learning courses, internships, fieldwork. But as support and interest for community engagement on our campus has grown, so has the realization that the many campus programs, departments, and entities that make a difference in our communities also should be recognized and supported in their work. And so with this in mind, the mission of the new Center for Community Engagement is to support community-engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship; build and promote community partnerships for curricular and co-curricular community engagement; host a student leadership for community engagement program; and collaborate with other campus entities to support quality community engagement experiences for students and community partners. Our scope of work now includes more direct work with students through our student leadership program and broader outreach and support to a variety of campus departments and programs that engage students with the community.

    What does this change mean for you? You will be hearing from us to find out more about how your department connects with the community: Courses? Symposia? Lectures? Museums? Guest speakers? Exhibits? Consultants? Research? Service? The Center for Community Engagement will work university-wide as a clearinghouse and creative center for community engagement, collecting data and providing support for community-based research, campus-community educational events and structures, co-curricular student community engagement, and courses with a community-based learning component.

What does the CCE do? To print a brief overview, click here.

  • document, gather, and disseminate data on community engagement activities and events for the campus and community
  • advise and consult on best practices; develop and share resources
  • help direct interested campus and community members seeking out opportunities
  • administer service learning courses
  • support scholarship, research, and grants related to community engagement
  • develop and maintain community partnerships
  • coordinate and promote student leadership for community engagement
  • coordinate the Freshmen Day of Service.

As a student, how can I get involved?

  • Take initiative! See what kinds of service learning courses you department has to offer.
  • The CCE also offers paid on/off campus internships for students through our Student Leadership for Community Engagement Program (Pioneers for Change and Hayward Promise Neighborhoods) who want to become more active in the local community.
    • This includes paid leadership training and unique networking opportunities. 
    • Be on the lookout for the application and submission deadlines on our website. CCE hires every fall term. pioneers4change@csueastbay.edu

As an incoming freshmen, what does service learning have to do with me?

  • All incoming freshmen have the opportunity to participate in the Freshmen Day of Service when they enroll for their General Studies course.
    • The Freshmen Day of Service is a new tradition here at CSUEB. Since 2012 the CCE has send hundreds of students out into the community to serve.
    • How it works: the CCE will set up various community service projects (with participating community partners) in the bay area. Freshmen will register for ONE project that suits their schedule and interests. In the spring quarter, the freshmen will go out and do their project!
    • For more information please email fdos@csueastbay.edu or check out the Special Edition: Voices and Visions link on the left side menu.

As a community partner, how can I get involved?

  • Email cce@csueastbay.edu for any inquiries about campus outreach. Or check out the Community Partners links on the left menu to get started.

As faculty of CSUEB, how can I get involved?

  • Email cce@csueastbay.edu to get started on implementing service learning in your course! Or check out the Faculty links on the left menu to get more information before getting started.

What's new for 2013-2014?

The Service Learning Program is now the Center for Community Engagement! The mission of the new Center for Community Engagement is to support community-engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship; build and promote community partnerships for curricular and co-curricular community engagement; host a student leadership for community engagement program; and collaborate with other campus entities to support quality community engagement experiences for students and community partners. Our scope of work now includes more direct work with students through our student leadership program and broader outreach and support to a variety of campus departments and programs that engage students with the community.

You will be hearing from us to find out more about how your department connects with the community: Courses? Symposia? Lectures? Museums? Guest speakers? Exhibits? Consultants? Research? Service?

On a very practical level, we are piloting a new database to support and facilitate community partnerships and student placements. Not only will this database streamline the paper trail for courses with a community-based learning component but will make it easier for faculty to coordinate student placements. If you are interested in previewing what this site can do, feel free to visit http://s4.csumb.edu/s4_head/daily/. Our first roll-out of this system (hopefully spring 2014) will focus on curricular community engagement. We will then look to expand use to include co-curricular community engagement.

The Student Waiver for participation in off campus learning experiences (service learning, internships, field work, etc.) is now on line! If your department/program already requires a specific waiver for students, then no need to have students complete this one. This e-waiver is administered by the Center for Community Engagement. Please share this link with students. The e-waiver is net id based.  The waiver can now be found at the home of our *new* web-based community partnership and student placement management system! http://live-csueastbay.gotpantheon.com/
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