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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:

  • Participate in community engagement initiatives that meet societal needs,
  • Apply academic instruction to service projects that address significant community issues,
  • Conduct action-oriented research that makes significant contributions to the community,
  • Enhance leadership skills.

      Bringing Communities and the University Together


The Center for Community Engagement is hiring Federal Work Study (FWS) students for both Administrative and Community Liaison positions.

General Job Duties include:
- Work on or off-campus
- General office/admin duties
- Research
- Work on a student-led community service project

Off-Campus Duties:
- Work at the Century Villages at Cabrillo (in West Long Beach) or with the Community Scholars Program
- Provide direct service to children and/or adults in need


If interested, contact:

Carmen Arreola, CCE Administrative Coordinator
(562) 985-7019 or email


CSULB Alumni in the Community Survey Link:

We are seeking to identify and recognize the many CSULB graduates working and volunteering with non-profit, public, and other community-based organizations in the Greater Long Beach area. This could include political, religious, and social activism, serving on non-profit boards, and volunteering or working for or leading community-based organizations.

If you are an alumni of Cal State Long Beach, we hope you can take a few moments to share with us what you do, why you do it, and how your CSULB experience in community-based activities helped shaped the person you are today.
If you are not a CSULB alumni but know of alumni who work or volunteer with community-based organizations, please share this survey with them.
CSULB Alumni in the Community Survey Link:

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.

Click here to download our Service-Learning Curriculum Development Guide for Faculty and Community Partners

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, e-mail us at with the subject "Spotlight."

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Community Engagement Database (SL Pro) Login

Student Login Register and Log Hours

  SL Pro Student Help Video

Faculty Login

  SL Pro Faculty Help Video

Community Login

  SL Pro Community Help Video

For assistance with SL Pro or any other 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.


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:

  • Your course and community partners are included on SL Pro
  • Your students are registered for their placement sites on SL Pro
  • A service learning agreement is in place for your community partners.

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.