The Center for Community Engagement, in collaboration with the Sankofa Scholars Program, launched a pilot that places students in Community Engagement Internships. This collaboration will see four Sankofa Scholars placed in three local organizations.
The Mission of the Center for Community Engagement is to support community-engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship; build and promote community partnerships for curricular and co-curricular community engagement; host a service learning leadership program, and collaborate with other campus entities to support quality community engagement experiences for students and community partners.
The Sankofa Scholars Program is an innovative access and retention program that aims to smooth the transition process for community college transfer students to California State University East Bay. This program aims to increase the baccalaureate degree attainment of program participants. The Sankofa Scholars program also serves as a learning community designed to support transfer students and increase academic and and personal success. This program addresses student needs through academic support services and a curriculum focused on African-American themes, topics, and issues.
The collaboration of these programs will promote community engagement as both necessary and integral to student success.