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.

We're hiring! A year-long earn and learn opportunity!

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.

Earn: $10/hour; Benefits: leadership training; experience in leading discussions, decision-making, collaborative work, community outreach, and program administration.

You must attend an information session to apply:


Thursday, September 25 2pm-3pm LI-2250

Tuesday, September 30 7pm-8pm LI-2250

Wednesday, October 1 6pm-7pm LI-2250

Thursday, October 2 7pm-8pm LI-2250


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