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, July 28, 2017 from 9:00am-11:00am in Ojai Hall 1986. A workshop focused  on the service-learning process and understanding program procedures in order to build strong, effective partnerships between faculty, students and your organization. Join us for a light breakfast and networking followed by informational sessions presented by CCE staff and other campus representatives. This workshop is  highly recommended  for new partners and existing staff members  working directly with students. Please RSVP.
  • Soup, Salad, and Service: An informal luncheon for faculty held each semester to allow those interested in the pedagogy of service-learning and best practices to network and informally share successes and discuss issues or challenges. More information to come. 
  • Community Partner Roundtable: An event designed to give community partners the opporuntity to meet, network, and discuss best practices and challenges. 
  • Celebration of Service: Thursday, May 10, 2018 in the Grand Salon. A poster session is held 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 2016-2017 academic year.

  • Constitution Day: Friday, September 15, 2017. 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. 
  • Hunger and Homelessness Week: November 13-19, 2017. 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 Nursing Program 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. 
  • Farmworker Immersion Project: April 2018. The Farmworker Immersion Project (FIP) is a program that places students in the community to learn about farmworker rights and immigration issues. The FIP guides 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. More information to come.
  • Club/Organization MixersFall 2017 & Spring 2018 in Ojai Hall lobby. For Club/Organization officers, come learn more about how the Center for Community Engagement can be a volunteer resource for your club members. Please RSVP.
  • Peace Corps Information Sessions: Fall 2017 & Spring 2018. Join a returned Peace Corps volunteer and your Peace Corps Campus Ambassador to learn about the toughest job you’ll ever love.  Come visit and learn about the work of volunteers worldwide, tips on applying, and have any questions answered.  Learn about the Peace Corps’ graduate programs, career advantages, and how you can make a difference. Please RSVP. For more information contact Briana Ramos, Peace Corps Ambassador, at

SERVICE DAYS 2017-2018

Serve It Up is a yearlong program, developed in collaboration with the Center for Community Engagement, Retention, Outreach, and Inclusive Student Services (ROI), Veterans Affairs, and Campus Life. Serve It Up provides the Channel Islands community with day-long volunteer opportunities throughout Ventura County. All participants will be provided with a Serve It Up T-shirt and water bottle, lunch, transportation and a great experience.

  • United Way Day of Caring: Saturday, September 16, 2017.

    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

  • Veterans Day of Service: Friday, November 3, 2017.

    Join us to honor those individuals who have served our country by working together on a service project dedicated in their memory.  Please RSVP.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: Friday, February 2, 2018. 

    In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., we will learn about food insecurity and how this issue is addressed through the work of FOOD Share. Please RSVP

  • César Chávez Day of Service and Learning: Friday, April 6, 2018. 

    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 Ambassador, Edrian Ferrer at