Food for Fines Food Drive – April 17-30

Food for fines

The John Spoor Broome Library will be hosting a Food for Fines food drive from April 17-30. Help support FOOD Share, Ventura County's Food Bank, by donating non-perishable food items. Bring in a donation and receive $1 for every can or non-perishable, non-expired food item toward overdue fines up to $10. Even if you do not have late fines, please help us feed our community by bringing in food donations. Collection bins will be located in the Broome Library lobby. 

Food items needed most include:
Canned proteins (e.g. tuna, chicken)
Canned soup
Canned or dried fruits
Canned vegetables
Dried beans, rice, and pasta
Canned spaghetti sauce
Peanut butter

For additional information contact Riki Hernandez, Library Services Specialist II, Circulation and Stacks, at 805-437-3379 or

Ventura County Student Benefits – April 26

In response to the year-long study commissioned by Chancellor Timothy White, which found that one in four CSU students are food insecure, the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) will be hosting Ventura County Student Benefits on Tuesday, April 26, Noon - 1:30 p.m. in Ojai Hall, Room 1986. This workshop invites representatives from FOOD Share, United Way and Ventura County Veterans Services to provide information about the CalFresh, MediCal and Covered California programs, and benefits available to veterans and military families. Please stop by to learn how you may be eligible for these social services. Pizza will be served.

Additionally, the Center for Community Engagement will be hosting a CalFresh representative every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ojai Hall, Room 1978.

Full details are available on the event flyer.  (PDF, 208KB)

For additional information contact Jeannette Edwards, Centers Coordinator, at 805-437-2608 or

Lavender Brunch – April 28

On Thursday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Intercultural Services and Spectrum will be hosting CI’s annual Lavender Brunch in the Petit Salon.

The Lavender Brunch recognizes the challenges and celebrates the triumphs experienced by LGBTQIPA students during their college years and allows graduating seniors the opportunity to recognize a CI mentor during their time in college.

The goal for the Lavender Brunch is to educate students on how they can support the LGBTQIPA community beyond CI. This year’s keynote speaker is Chris Angel Murphy, currently a Trevor Space administrator for the Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is an organization that provides suicide prevention within the LGBTQIPA community. Chris graduated from Cal State L.A. with a bachelor’s degree and from USC with a master’s degree, both in Social Work. Chris is interested in working with foster care youth, the trans* and non-binary experience, and domestic violence towards LGBT+ youth.

Graduating seniors who would like to recognize a mentor at the Lavender Brunch for their support and encouragement of the LGBTQIPA community can do so at  

Brunch will be provided to those who RSVP by April 25. View the flyer for full event details.  (PDF, 1,413KB)

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

African-American Women in STEM: The trek beyond the Ph.D – April 29

Join us  on Friday, April 29, 1:30 -5 p.m. in El Dorado Hall, Room 110 for a Q&A reception where three African-American women will share their successes and challenges as they moved through and beyond graduate school. 

Full event details are available on the flyer. (PDF, 1,439KB)

For additional information contact Carolina Mendez, STEM Collaboratives Coordinator, at 805-437-3706 or

Diversity & Inclusion: Climate Discussion Lunch & Learn – April 29

Join us on Friday, April 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the El Dorado Hall lawn for the latest Lunch & Learn series. This series is intended for CI faculty, administrators, staff and students to participate in small-group discussion on topics focusing on the campus climate for faculty and administrators of color. 

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

For additional information contact Carolina Mendez, STEM Collaboratives Coordinator, at 805-437-3706 or

2016 Celebration of Service – May 5

The Center for Community Engagement invites the campus community to attend the 2016 Celebration of Service on Thursday, May 5 in the Grand Salon, to honor student, community partner and faculty service-learning and community engagement efforts. 

A poster session from 11 a.m. - Noon will highlight several service-learning projects and research, with an awards luncheon directly following from Noon-1:30 p.m. 

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

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

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