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Pioneers for Change

Pioneers for Change (PFC), run through the Center for Community Engagement, 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 personalprofessional, and social responsibility.

The Center for Community Engagement hires students for PFC every spring semester for the upcoming academic year. 

Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible to participate:

  • have a 2.75 GPA
  • be enrolled in at least six (6) units at Cal State East Bay and be in good disciplinary standing with the university when appointed and for the duration of the employment period. 
  • have the ability to work in a diverse environment with college students, staff, faculty, and the community
  • have a flexible schedule with the ability to work nights and some weekends due to training, meetings, and service projects during the academic year.
  • demonstrate an interest in student leadership and community engagement
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