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.
Student clubs and organization can now apply for recognition through I SERVE EAST BAY, a new program sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement. I Serve is an opportunity for student organizations to receive awards for various types community impact and engagement events and activities.
The types of Community Service Recognized:
For descriptions and examples for each category, click on the link below!
How it works:
For more information: I Serve East Bay
I Serve Form here :https://forms.gle/23VuimHgYHvFAktZA
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.
Students interested in applying for Pioneers for Change must:
For more information:Pioneers for Change