The Center for Community Engagement engages the university and community in creating a just and civil society where every member functions as an agent of social change.
We enrich students’ educational experiences, providing opportunities to:
Bringing Communities and the University Together
INTRODUCING: S4 @ The Beach!
Now on a computer, smart phone, or iPAD near you, a new and improved online service-learning database.
In Fall 2016 CSULB began piloting S4 @ The Beach to facilitate all aspects of the service-learning process. S4 @ The Beach is an online data management system that tracks our campus' community engagement efforts.
What is Service-Learning?
Service learning is a method of teaching that combines classroom instruction with meaningful community service, giving students real-world learning experiences that enhance their academic learning while providing a tangible benefit for the community. This form of learning emphasizes critical thinking and personal reflection while encouraging a heightened sense of community, civic engagement, and personal responsibility.
Tell Us Your Story!
Participate in our Service Learning Spotlight Project by writing or recording the impact that service learning has on you, CSULB, and the community. For more information, email us at CCE-SL@csulb.edu with the subject "Spotlight."
How to Use S4 @ The Beach:
For assistance with any service-learning questions contact our Service Learning Office at (562) 985-2307 or CCE-SL@CSULB.EDU.
IRA Service-Learning Reimbursement Program Funding
The CCE offers IRA Funds to reimburse faculty and students for costs associated with service-learning/ community-based course activities that directly relate to the course’s service learning goals and objectives, are consistent with service learning best practices, and meet other criteria as detailed in our Procedures and Guidelines.
Survey on how IRA funds were used: IRA SURVEY
Applications received by the initial deadline receive priority consideration although applications will be accepted after the initial deadline. Funds will be awarded based upon the criteria noted in the CCE IRA Service Learning Reimbursement Program Procedures and Guidelines and on the availability of funds.
* Service Learning Faculty, are your service learning students covered by SAFECLIP or SPLIP, the university’s student liability insurance?
Your students are covered if:
If any one of these are not true for your service learning class, then contact us immediately and we will be glad to assist you.