EDUCATION TO CREATE CHANGE: Service-Learning 

Each year over 2000 CSUCI students serve the local and global commuity through service-learning courses. Service-learning links what is being learned in the classroom to service experiences centered on a community need or issue. Through reflection activities students are given the opportunity to understand what was learned and experienced, and how the community was benefited. Service-learning equips students with the knowledge and experience necessary to transform them into future leaders and socially-conscious citizens. Use your education to make a difference and create change in the community - take a service-learning course!

Register for Spring 2020 service-learning courses.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Student Events

  • FARMWORKER IMMERSION PROJECT teaches students about farmworker rights and immigration issues through a first-hand experience of typical farm work life in Ventura County.
  • STREET STORES are a pop-up shopping experience for those in need. Held each semester in the community, clothing donations are collected and distributed with customer service and compassion.
  • SERVE IT UP SERVICE DAYS provide students, staff and faculty with opportunities to participate in one-day volunteer projects - lunch and transportation included! RSVP for one of our Serve It Service Days below
  • Watch the Restoration of Round Mountain video .
  • Watch the United Way Day of Caring video .
  • Watch the Veterans Day of Service video 
  • Watch the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service video
  • César Chávez Day of Service and Learning: Canceled due to COVID-19
    All Serve it Up videos are by videographer Roberto Martinez

GET INVOLVED: Student Resources

  • PEACE CORPS
    • Become part of a community of like-minded students interested in international service and the betterment of all peoples by joining CSUCI’s Peace Corps Prep program. You will also earn a Peace Corps (PC) Prep certificate from the United States Peace Corps. PC Prep is a certificate program that will help you acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to serve in the U.S. Peace Corps. The program will also increase your competitiveness in the job market by expanding your global awareness and by providing experiences that will give added value to most careers after the Peace Corps or even if you do not choose service in the Peace Corps. Learn more about the Peace Corps Prep program or contact Dr. Andrea Grove at andrea.grove@csuci.edu
  • UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER DATABASE helps students interested in making a positive impact in the community find a volunteer opportunity. Volunteer today using the easy-to-search online database provided by United Way of Ventura County.
  • SEED GRANTS are available to student clubs or organizations working to "grow" a social action project or program that would benefit or create change on campus or in the community. SEED grants are available up to $500. For more information visit the application page.
  • VOICES OF CI is a campaign to highlight the existing culture of service on campus. Many students, staff, and faculty have found meaningful ways to give back though volunteering. We want to hear your stories of service - so that others are inspired to serve! To be featured, submit your story.
  • CLUB & ORGANIZATION MIXERS allow club officers to mix and mingle while learning about the CCE's resources and how club members can get involved in our service events. Many CSUCI clubs focus on and promote service and social justice. Join a  campus service club and get involved in the community.

To learn more about how you can get involved in the community and service, stop by the Center for Community Engagement located in Ojai Hall main lobby or contact AmeriCorps VIP Fellow, Jennifer Raymond at jennifer.raymond@csuci.edu.

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