Service learning allows students to link their classroom learning to “real-life” experiences in the community. At its best, service learning has been shown to improve student learning, address community needs, facilitate public debate and dialogue, and create a campus that partners with its community. Each semester more and more CSUCI students are involved in an array of service learning courses , allowing them to work on community issues and needs.To learn more about the types of service projects and contributions CSUCI students are making to the community please enjoy a walk through our virtual service learning museum.
Title: Villa César Chávez Oral History
Program: Sociology/English 331: Narratives of the Working Class
Professor: Beth Hartung and Renny Christopher
Description: CSUCI students in an oral history project examine how quality housing impacts the quality of life for farm worker families in the Villa César Chávez housing community. The project sought to build a relationship between CSUCI and under-served immigrant farm workers and their families.
Title: The Bracero interviews
Program: Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Art.
Professor: Jose Alamillo, Terry Ballman, and Luke Matjas
Description: CI students in an oral history project conduct interviews with ex-Braceros. The project sought to document, preserve and introduce the the Bracero experience to Ventura County.