It’s all about community.
Community has always been important to California State University Channel Islands (CI). That’s why we build strong partnerships with local business people and community members. Our students benefit by receiving real-world experiences in the form of internships and volunteer opportunities. Likewise, they better the community through their talents and hard work.
Educating the community
CI offers an innovative and student-centered education for undergraduates, graduates and those seeking to enhance their careers—and their lives—through our certificate/credential programs. CI further educates community members through:
- The OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), which offers eight-week courses for students ages 50 and over who want to learn for the fun of it
- Customized Workplace Training—helping area organizations meet their workforce challenges
- Open University—for non-CI students who want to work toward a degree, explore a future career, or take courses for professional and personal growth
CI’s economic impact
CI’s economic impact is immense. The University generates a total impact of $114.4 million on the regional economy and nearly $240.5 million on the statewide economy. Even more impressive is the more than $48.8 million in earnings by CI’s alumni, which creates an additional $302.5 million of industry activity throughout California. CI also improves the state’s economy through research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
CI’s community outreach is further demonstrated through:
- Business & Technology Partnership
- California Mini-Corps
- Center for Community Engagement
- Service Learning
- Small Business Institute