A CSUCI service learning project was a central part of a four-day celebration held in March to honor César E. Chávez’s legacy of service to humanity.
The service learning project captured the oral histories of several families who recently moved into the Villa César Chávez Apartments. The establishment of the housing complex resulted from a 1996 civil rights case involving evicted Ventura County farm workers and substandard housing. CSUCI faculty members and students worked with the Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation on the project.
The office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement at CSUCI, in co-sponsorship with many campus and community organizations hosted the four-day series of events, which were held at locations both on and off campus.