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I want to alert you to the opportunity to apply for the 2021-2022 Capital Fellows Programs! The nationally recognized Capital Fellows Programs are outstanding opportunities to engage in public service, prepare for a future career and gain experience under a seasoned mentor. Fellows participate in an intensive orientation before working for 10-11 months as a full-time member of a California legislative, executive or judicial branch office. The application deadline for all Fellows Programs is February 1, 2021, so please check out these programs today!
Here is a link to the Fellows Programs brochure with additional information:
Please also see the "Month of Thanks and Giving" information below for ways to continue to support our communities! Have a great week - Diane
Diane Podolske, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Community Engagement
Celebrating the Month of November - 30 Days of Giving
CSUSB’s Office of Community Engagement (OCE), Recreation & Wellness Center and Santos Manual Student Union invite all students, staff and faculty to participate in 30 Days of Giving Campaign!
November is the month of thanks and giving and we hope you will take some time to give back! We will be highlighting 30 ideas throughout the month, follow us on social media for weekly reminders! Let's start giving back Yotes - tag us and use the hashtag #ThanksandGivingCSUSB.
Reminder: Remember to submit your volunteer hours for the Do Good Award!
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
OCE Annual Report 2019-2020
CSUSB’s Office of Community Engagement (OCE) is very pleased to present our Community Engagement Annual Report! Please join us in recognizing the important work of hundreds of CSUSB students, faculty, staff and community partners during the 2019-20 academic year.
2020 also marks a special year for OCE, as it is the 20 year anniversary of the office. The past two decades have left a profound impact in our students and our local communities. From the early days of San Bernardino neighborhood makeovers to the funding of over $1 million in faculty grants to the launch of Coyote Cares Day and now to a virtual engagement program, the touchstones of our programs are to respect and learn from community wisdom and to ensure the community benefits from our efforts.
We are proud to present this year's annual report as a celebration of CSUSB’s commitment to student success and vibrant communities.
Events, News & Announcements
Washington Monthly names CSUSB among the best 156 colleges in the nation for student voting.
Cal State San Bernardino has been named to Washington Monthly’s 2020 America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting, a first-of-its-kind list of the schools doing the most to turn students into citizens.
Did you know? Census results affect planning and funding for education - including programs such as Head Start, Pell Grant, school lunches, rural education, adult education, and grants for preschool special education.
The results of the Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade.
So what are you waiting for Yotes?! The last day to complete Census is September 30, 2020. Don’t wait! Let your howl be heard!
During times of uncertainty and crisis, people come together to support one another. COVID-19 is a new test of our collective strength. As millions are on lockdown and businesses are closing, unemployment is spiking. Paying rent and utilities, getting food and finding basic essentials is tougher than ever before. We want to help by providing resources that can assist you during this challenging time.
Please view the resources we compiled to assist you during this time.
Anthony Silard, Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Community Engagement Award for his deeply innovative and engaged academic work; history of community collaboration and change, especially in the development of youth leaders; and his role in raising CSUSB as an institution committed to the development of a stronger and more engaged civic society through the nonprofit management education program.
As part of National Volunteer Week (April 19-25, 2020) celebration, we would also like to take the opportunity to announce this year's 2019-2020 CSUSB President's Volunteer Service Award (CPVSA) recipients.
This year's recipients of CSUSB students, staff, and faculty have a total of 8,968 combined volunteer hours!
Congratulations to all the recipients!