Service learning is a teaching method that promotes student success through active participation in meaningful and planned learning experiences in the community that contribute to the public good and are directly related to course content. Service learning courses may be identified through such indicators as: internship, fieldwork, field studies, applied, service learning, community engagement.
The Center for Community Engagement supports course-related (academic) service learning experiences through the CalStateS4 system which manages student placements, community partnerships, and captures data.
Each student placement site or partner with whom students are completing service hours should have a current contract or MOU on file with the University. Also, each student should have a signed university waiver on file for their placement. The S4 system manages all of this. All courses that we have identified as service learning are automatically loaded into S4 for student and faculty use.
Students using or planning to use a site that is not listed in CalStateS4 must complete the Student Placement Request for a Non-Contracted Site.
If there are issues with your service site, please inform your instructor to discuss ways to improve your experience.
Please complete the FDoS Post-Survey.
Please email email@example.com for questions.
Answer: FDoS Registration website: https://wapps1.csueastbay.edu/fdos/students/
Answer: Student can ONLY register for ONE project for FDoS. During open registration student can switch or change project at any time, simply choose a project with available openings and complete the registration process again. Our system will only save the last project student registered with.
You didn't get a confirmation email.
You signed up for a project through the community partner’s website but not the Freshmen Day of Service link.
Answer: You are NOT registered. You can still register for open projects until the last day of registration on the FDoS website.
Answer: Request to change project need to be submitted at least two weeks prior to the day of the service to be considered and require General Studies instructors' approval and signature.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to start the electronic online process
Authorization to Change/Special Circumstance
There is no guarantee an alternative project will be available as spaces are limited at each project.
Answer: You will not be given credit for an unapproved project.
Answer: If you cannot attend your project you need to let your GS instructor know at least two weeks in advance NO EXCEPTIONS. Accommodations will be made depending on available service projects. Otherwise, you will have to do the alternative assignment. Prioritizing your project will make it much easier than going through all of the paperwork.
Question: I don't know the details of my project. Where can I find it?
Answer: The Wednesday before your project (or earlier) you will be receive a reminder in your horizon email with all of the details including name, date, time, and location of your project.
Question: Where do I turn in a waiver and how do I pick up a t-shirt?
Answer: Throughout the Spring Semester, Pioneers for Change student leaders will be tabling in front of the UU. Please turn in waivers and pick up t-shirts there.
Please check the CCE website for updated days/times csueastbay.edu/communityengagement
Question: Student missed their FDoS project without proper notification or fails to register by the deadline
Answer: You will not be accommodated by the Center for Community Engagement. Student(s) will work with GS faculty on alternative assignment.
Question: What if I do not have a ride?
Answer: It is your responsibility to arrange transportation. It is your choice to ask other students, walk, or take public transportation to the event. Pretend you are preparing yourself to go to an interview, how would you get there?
Question: What if I have to work on the weekend to pay for my education?
Answer: Communicate your limitation to your faculty. There will be projects on Fridays.
Still have questions? Email email@example.com
Pioneers for change (PFC) is a paid service learning, peer-to-peer, leadership program. The mission of PFC is to provide opportunities for growth and development through team building, service projects, and service learning internships that encourage students to be leaders on and off campus as well as catalysts for positive change within the community.
The Program is based on the three pillars of personal, professional, and social responsibility.
The Center for Community Engagement hires students for PFC every spring semester for the upcoming academic year.
Studnets interested in applying for Pioneers for Change must:
For more information:Pioneers for Change