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Diane Podolske, Director, Office of Community Engagement

Welcome to the Office of Community Engagement!

Director's Message

Hello to all,

Even though OCE staff are working remotely, we are still available Monday-Friday from 8-5:00 pm, and we will be posting ways to continue to serve your community during the "safer at home" period.  Please feel free to contact us at

Reminder: The April 25th Coyote Cares Day has been postponed until Fall Semester, 2020.  This includes the C.A.S.A. 5K Fun Run/Walk, the Alumni Relations food packing party, and the off-campus service projects. 

Finally, there are many ways you can celebrate the legacy of Cesar E. Chavez on March are a few of our favorites:

¡Si Se Puede!  Diane

Diane Podolske, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Community Engagement

Coyote Cares Day 2019

A sincere thank you to everyone who participated in the seventh annual Coyote Cares Day – we had another great day of service in our local communities! This year’s event was extra special because our Palm Desert Campus students were able to join us for the service and fun for the first time!

Our Coyotes painted, planted, cleaned, sorted and more to help local nonprofit agencies and schools in celebration of National Volunteer Week. Our goal is to engage our students in good works in many forms – an action, a voice, a vote, a wallet – and instill in them that we all have a responsibility to help!

Our community partners are sending their thanks as well….we are hearing over and over that our students/staff came ready to work and the work they completed made a tangible difference. We can all be proud of our efforts to be a good neighbor.

Finally, we want to publicly thank all of the campus members that volunteered to be site leaders, the offices that supported the technical/food/logistics/publicity/Cody Coyote/cheer/photo booth and other details of the event, and the Office of Community Engagement staff who went beyond the “above and beyond” in coordinating the millions of details for this event. Thanks to all of you for your support!

CSUSB Packing Party 


CSUSB partnered with the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino on November 22, 2019 for a Make A Difference Day volunteer service event. We packaged boxes of food for 1,250 families in need in San Bernardino County in time for Thanksgiving. Thank you Yotes for your service!

2019 Annual Community Engagement and Volunteer Service Fair

Let's Get on Board with Service!