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Diane Podolske, Director, Office of Community Engagement

Welcome to the Office of Community Engagement!

Director's Message

Hello to all,

CSUSB is an institution where students get involved and give back. Even though we are currently a virtual campus, we are still here for you and for our communities.

February is Black History Month, when we pay tribute to the generations of Black Americans who have struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in society, and also recognize the many important contributions Black Americans have made to improve and enhance our lives.  One of my personal heroes is Congressman John Lewis, who passed away in 2020, but lives on through his legacy of social justice work. He wrote in a final statement for the New York Times this past summer, "each of us has a moral obligation to stand up, speak up and speak out.  When you see something that is not right, you must say something.  You must do something."

I'll say it loudly for the people in the back of the room...racism is NOT an opinion!


Diane Podolske, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Community Engagement

OCE Annual Report 2019-2020

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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.

 Read OCE's Annual Report 

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