Pioneers for Change:

working for personal, professional, and social responsibility

Pioneers for Change (pfc) is an initiative within the Center for Community Engagement that provides students with opportunities for growth and development as leaders while getting paid! Through group training, community service activities, a personal development plan, and service learning internships, PfC enables students to be leaders on and off campus and catalysts for positive change within the community.  Through our program, we hope to help students understand leadership skills and utilize them effectively for accomplishing goals; encourage them to exercise personal, professional, and social responsibilities in lives, careers, and communities; teach them to communicate, collaborate & work effectively in a diverse society;  and help them to assess, motivate, and hold accountable themselves and others.  There are two main tracks within PfC: Freshmen Day of Service and Sustainability. Our mission is to create engaging educational programs that allow students to step out of their comfort zones and be positive leaders both on and off campus.

Our hiring for fall has finished. Both Freshmen Day of Service & Sustainability tracks have started training!

Freshmen Day of Service (FDoS) Track

All FDoS track Pioneers for Change (PfC) deliver classroom presentations regarding the Freshmen Day of Service initiative. The FDoS PfC engage in event tabling for registration, work to send a unified message about the initiative to the campus communi-ty, and get students excited about this opportunity. In spring quarter, the FDoS PfC work as group leaders on weekends at ser-vice sites, and engage in event tabling on campus. Students within the FDoS PfC track may choose to participate in a paid Community Engagement Internship at local non-profit, school, or social service agency throughout the winter and spring quarters.

Sustainability Track

Sustainability track PfC work with the campus Office of Sustainability to enhance current CSUEB sustainability projects and pro-grams, research and create new campus sustainability efforts, and educate the campus community on sustainability initiatives. Sustainability internship positions will be filled based on the skills and passions of applicants in areas such as: athletics, art, as-sessment, education, energy, food, purchasing, residence life, transportation, waste, and water.

If you are interested in working with us winter & spring, we have THREE additional options:

STEM Student Leaders: Funded through the Center for Community Engagement and supervised through the Institute for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Education, 5 STEM Student Leaders will work in a STEM related after school program and assist the Institute for STEM Education by working with faculty and staff to develop kits and lead activities for middle school students. -- 5 hours/week for winter & spring, $10/hour

Service Learning Scholars: Pioneers for Change will recruit 4 Service Learning Scholars. These students must be juniors or seniors with at least a 3.0 gpa. These student leaders will engage in research (5 hours/week) during the winter quarter regarding a community issue; research and review related community-based organizations; meet with agency(ies); and choose an  internship placement site. In the spring quarter, they will work at their internship 10 hours/week and write a final report on the issue and methods of community problem solving. — 5 hours/week winter; 10 hours/week in spring, $13/hour, juniors and seniors only

Wellness Leaders: Pioneers for Change will recruit 5 Wellness Leaders to educate the local community about how small healthy changes to their daily habits can improve overall health.  Students will prepare for presentations in the winter quarter and students will lead programs in the areas of low impact exercise, healthy eating, and creativity during a 9 week period in the spring quarter of 2015.  — 5 hours/week for winter & spring, $10/hour

All Pioneers for Change must participate in 4 hours of paid group training (2 hours each winter & spring) & a year-end symposium.

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You must attend an information session to apply:

Monday, November 3rd, 2-3 pm, Library Biella Room  

Tuesday, November 4th, 5-6 pm, Library Biella Room      

Wednesday, November 5th, 6-7 pm, Library Biella Room


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