Invitation to Service – Aug. 31

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) cordially invites you to our 2016 Invitation to Service, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 8:30-10:30 a.m., beginning with registration and breakfast, in Petit Salon.

This event includes an introduction to the CCE and its services, and opportunities for informal networking among faculty and community partners. The Invitation to Service is a great way for service-learning faculty and community partners to connect at the beginning of the semester - or for interested faculty to learn more about service-learning, the CCE, and our services and resources.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

For more information contact Pilar Pacheco, Managing Director, Center for Community Engagement, at 805-437-8851 or

Welcome Week events

For the first time, the Residence Hall Association (RHA), Student Programming Board (SPB), and New Student Orientation and Transition Programs have collaborated on the planning of Welcome Week, a great opportunity for new, transfer and returning students to get acquainted to the campus, meet new people and have fun.

Events include the American Red Cross Blood Drive, a Counseling and Psychological Services open house, and the Student Service Summit. Additionally, we are hosting a T-shirt exchange, where students can donate an old high school or community college tee in exchange for a new “I (heart) CI” shirt. The collected shirts will be donated to Out of the Closet, who donates all profits of the organization to the Aids Healthcare Foundation.

On Aug. 31, from 6-7 p.m., Kevin Allred, a feminist author and educator, will speak on campus about class, race, gender, and sexual politics through the music and career of Beyoncé. Students will learn about intersectional feminism through an easy to understand medium. Student leaders are invited to a free lunch in the Anacapa Village pool courtyard with Allred to talk more in-depth about intersectionality, and Beyonce.

View the flyer for full details. (PDF, 1.4MB)

For more information contact Michael McCormack, Coordinator of Community Programs, at 805-437-3513 or

SAFE on-campus training – Sept. 7

SAFE on campus

Faculty, staff and student leaders are invited to sign up for the SAFE (Students, Administrators and Faculty for Equality) workshop, to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from Noon-3 p.m. in Sage Hall, Room 2030. Upon completion, participants will receive a SAFE sign for their door to indicate their alliance with the SAFE principles.

This workshop will offer participants a chance to become familiar with some of the pressing issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on campus. Participants will practice dealing with specific situations like hate speech and workshop ideas.

For more information and to register for this event, contact Mike McCormack, Coordinator of Community Programs, Housing & Residential Education, at

Coastal Cleanup Day 2016 – Sept. 17

CI is proud to participate in the Ventura Countywide Coalition’s Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer event in the State of California.

The 2016 Coastal Cleanup Day takes place at various locations including the CI campus on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to Noon. You are welcome to join the fun and help maintain the beauty that CI has to offer as well as protect waterways and wildlife of the central coast.

If you plan to participate, we ask that you park in the A3 parking lot adjacent to University Drive as you enter the campus. Some helpful reminders:

  • Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and sleeved shirts
  • Bring a hat
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring work gloves
  • Sign the waivers (PDF, 104KB) and bring them to the event (participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian signed waiver)
  • Bring a water bottle

For more information contact Jennifer Lindquist, Hazardous Materials Manager, at 805-437-3605 or

Monday Morning with Mo: Managing Finances and Credit – Sept. 19

Hey, students! Need to talk? Intercultural Services wants to connect with you by chatting about your college experience, both inside and outside of class. We will have a topic of conversation once a month to talk about all the things we “shouldn’t” be talking about but need to be talking about, starting with money.

First, watch this video to get a preview of what we want to talk about.

If you watched this video and didn’t know the answers then visit Intercultural Services in Bell Tower, Room 1471 on Monday, Sept. 19 from 9- 10 a.m.

Marilyn Peake, Community Outreach Officer at Ventura County Credit Union, is passionate about social justice and education and can answer your questions about loans, credit cards, and budgeting.

For more information contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at 805-437-3243 or

Access to Food, Finances, and Healthcare workshop series – Sept. 19-22

In 2015, a year-long study commissioned by CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White pertaining to Student Hunger and Homelessness Issues on CSU campuses determined that one in four CSU students are food insecure, the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

In response to this study, the Center for Community Engagement and Intercultural Services will be hosting a series of workshops (PDF, 1.2MB) offering resources that target issues involving financial literacy, health care and food insecurity.

The workshops will take place in Sage Hall, Room 2030 on the following days and times:

  • Monday, Sept. 19 - Cal Fresh Workshop, 11 a.m. to Noon - FOODShare
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20 - Medi-Cal and Covered CA, 10-11 a.m. - United Way and Ventura County
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21 - Medi-Cal and Covered CA, 11a.m. to Noon - United Way and Ventura County
  • Thursday, Sept. 22 - Cal Fresh Workshop, 10-11 a.m. - FOODShare
  • Thursday, Sept. 22 - Financial Literacy, 11 a.m. to Noon - Ventura County Credit Union

Please stop by to learn how you or someone you know may be eligible for these social services.

For more information contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at 805-437-3243 or

Emergency Preparedness Fair – Sept. 22

September is National Preparedness Month and you can prepare by getting a kit and making a plan at the Emergency Preparedness Fair (PDF, 692KB) , Thursday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the South Quad.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to meet local vendors who can provide information on making emergency plans and demonstrate preparedness products. Visit the various displays for a chance to win one of many raffle prizes.

For more information contact Rachel Huff, Crime Prevention & Community Involvement Coordinator, at 805-437-8444 or

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