The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) hosts many workshops, meetings and events designed to gather stakeholders together for informational, networking, service and celebratory opportunities. The following events are the CCE's signature events. For more information, please contact Pilar Pacheco, Managing Director at or 805.437.8851.


  • New Community Partner Orientation: Friday, August 21, 2015 from 9:00AM-11:00AM in Broome Library 1756. A workshop for new partners, designed to promote more productive campus-community partnerships. Please RSVP.
  • Invitation to Service: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 9:00AM-11:00AM in Petit Salon. A beginning-of-the-year event with associated presentations to promote CCE services and informal networking. Please RSVP.
  • Community Partner Roundtable: Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 9:00AM-11:00AM, FOOD Share. The Roundtable is designed to give community partners the opportunity to meet, network, and discuss best practices and challenges. Open to community partners. Please RSVP.
  • Soup, Salad & Service: Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 12:00PM - 1:15PM in the Provost's Conference Room. An informal luncheon held each semester to allow all stakeholders, interested in the pedagogy of service-learning and best practices, to network and informally share successes and discuss issues and challenges. Please RSVP.


  • Mastering Abstract Ideas Through Service-Learning with Dr. Richard Cone: Tuesday, February 23 from 10:30-12 in Sage 2030. Optional lunch from 12-1. This workshop is designed to explore how a reflective process can be built into the curriculum of a course and why doing so must be done with careful intentionality.  The workshop will be highly collaborative and practical.  We ask that each participant bring the syllabus of one course that you teach or plan to teach for use in the workshop.
  • Peace Corps Information Session: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 from 1:00PM- 2:30PM in Bell Tower 1424. Come learn more about serving in the Peace Corps. Open to all but geared toward students. Please RSVP.
  • CELEBRATION OF SERVICE: Thursday, May 5, 2016 in the Grand Salon. There will be a poster session from 11:00AM-12:00PM followed by an awards luncheon from 12:00PM-1:30PM. The CCE's annual end-of-the-year event to highlight community engagement projects and publicize best practices in a celebratory context, including campus community engagement awards and poster presentations. Please RSVP.


Co-curricular service-learning events include any service activity not specifically associated with a class. The following CCE sponsored events are open to the campus community with dates given for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • Constitution Day: Thursday, September 17, 2015. In remembrance of September 17, 1787, the day that delegates in Philadelphia signed the U.S. Constitution into Law, the CCE celebrates this historical event with various on-campus activities. More event information to come.
  • Careers for the Public Good: Wednesday, October 7 from 10am-2pm in the Central Mall. In collaboration with Career Development, this event provides students the opportunity to gather information from a variety of local non-profits interested in working with the CI community. Local non-profits will spend a day on the CI campus recruiting volunteers, interns, and employees. 
  • Hunger and Homelessness Week: November 16-20, 2015. National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to consider what we are thankful for and a perfect time to share our compassion with our local neighbors who are experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity. The CCE, in collaboration with the COMM 441 Health Communication course and B.A. Huggins Ministry will hold a Street Store event, which aims to provide clothing to low-income and homeless people – doing so in a dignified manner, while offering respect and kindness to this population.
  • Farm worker Immersion Project:  Friday, April 1, 2016 from 8:00-3:00PM. The Chicana/o Studies Program, House Farmworkers and the Center for Community Engagement present the Farmworker Immersion Project (FIP). FIP is a program that places students in the community to learn about farmworker rights and immigration issues. The FIP will guide students through a first-hand experience of typical farm work life in Ventura County. We will visit a local berry farm where students will learn about the agricultural business in our county, then work for more than an hour in the field as the farm manager instructs on how to harvest berries. In the afternoon, we will travel to an affordable housing community to speak with farm worker families in their homes. Finally, we will come together for a group reflection.” RSVP and orientation is required to participate. Orientations will be held Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29 from 12:00-1:30 in Sage Hall 2030.
  • Club/Organization Mixer: Thursday, March 9th (time TBD) in Ojai Hall lobby. For Club/Organization Presidents, come learn more about how the Center for Community Engagement can be a volunteer resource for your club member. RSVP.
  • Film screening of Girl Rising: Thursday, March 3 from 6:00-8:00PM in Malibu Hall. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice. Peace Corps Representative, Ty Manning will be on hand to answer questions about the Corps. RSVP. 
  • Peace Corps Information Session: Wednesday, April 27 at 1:00-2:30PM in Bell Tower 1424. The Center for Community Engagement invites you to a Peace Corps information session! Know what you are doing after graduation? Want to travel? Make a difference?  Peace Corps volunteers travel overseas to    create positive change in communities. Pizza will be served. Please RSVP.

SERVICE DAYS 2015-2016

Serve It Up is a yearlong program, developed in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, that provides the Channel Islands community with service opportunities throughout Ventura County. All participants will be provided with a T-shirt, lunch, transportation and a great experience.

  • United Way Day of Caring: Saturday, October 3, 2015. Each year, the CI community participates in United Way’s annual Day of Caring, an event which brings together CI students, staff and faculty, along with 1000’s of other volunteers to help nonprofit organizations in the community with a variety of tasks. Please RSVP
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: Friday, January 29, 2016. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., join us for a day of service in the local community. Please RSVP
  • César Chávez Day of Service and Learning: Friday, April 8, 2016. To remember the work and life of César Chávez our final service day is spent in the community, as we come together and reflect on the impact of this great leader.Please RSVP

These service days are open to students, staff & faculty. For more information about service days please contact Community Engagement Ambassadors, Neil Olipani at or Frances Klingenberger at