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!
Coming now to a computer, smart phone, or iPAD near you, a new and improved online service-learning database.
In Fall 2016 CSULB is 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. A select number of classes are taking part in the pilot, which will be expanded in subsequent semesters to include all service-learning classes as well as other community-based learning.
Fall 2016 Pilot Courses
BIOL 459 (01) - Christine Whitcraft
EDSE 436 (03) - Sandra Rogers
ENGL 482 (03) - Diane Vipond
GERN/NUTR 439 (01) - Brooke Dekofsky
GERN/FCS 539 (01) - Brooke Dekofsky
GERN 400 (07, 11) - Elena Ionescu
HFHM 370 (01) - Libby Gustin
HFHM 370 (02) - Courtney Toya
HFHM 379 (01) - Lee Blecher
KIN 477 (04) - Christine Galvan
NUTR 461 (02) - Virginia Gray
POSC 450 (01, 02, 03) - Som Chounlamountry
POSC 450 (04) - Alfredo Carlos
REC 325 (02) - Shengnan (Nancy) Zhao
SOC 142 (04) - Michael Chavez
UHP 301 (01) - Gary Hytrek
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."
S4 @ the Beach Help (coming soon)
For assistance with any service-learning questions contact our Service Learning Office at (562) 985-2307 or CCE-SL@CSULB.EDU.
**WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING IRA APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME FOR SPRING 2016. PLEASE APPLY AGAIN NEXT SEMESTER**
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.