CREATE CHANGE: 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 here for Fall 2018 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! Join us for one of our upcoming events:
  • Student Service Summit: Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • United Way Day of Caring: Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Veterans Day of Service: Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: Friday, February 1, 2019
  • César Chávez Day of Service and Learning: Friday, April 5, 2019

GET INVOLVED: Student Resources 

  • 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 here. 
  • PEACE CORPS INFORMATION SESSIONS are held each semester to share about the Peace Corps program, which sends volunteers overseas to work at the grass roots level towards sustainable change. Join the CCE for a Peace Corps information session and learn more about this incredible volunteer opportunity. 
  • 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.