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Hello to all,
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As we continue to monitor and meet established safety guidelines in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, our offices are still open and operating in a virtual format. You can reach us by phone at (909) 537-5793 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep a close watch for new announcements on CSUSB’s COVID-19/Coronavirus Information web page.
It is hard to believe that it is August and time to start the academic year - where has the summer gone?!? We have been busy preparing dynamic programs for our campus community, and we are excited to share them with you in the coming weeks. We have revamped the popular Coyote Cares Day with a virtual service option, and we also have new faculty development programs to keep you engaged with community-based work. Please plan to join us as we work together to continue to impact our local communities.
I like this quote, "Volunteers are love in motion." Let's put some Coyote Love in motion this year!
Diane Podolske, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Community Engagement
Events, News & Announcements
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.
Join the Office of Community Engagement for the 911 National Day of Service & Remembrance Day. We will be hosting a Netflix watch party of United 93 to remember and honor the lives lost, and remember those who served and sacrificed in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
WHEN: Friday, September 11, 2020 AT 2PM
WHERE: Netflix Watch Party RSVP
This year marks the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, while we can’t volunteer together - we can remember and never forget.
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Join us for our 15th Annual Community Engagement & Volunteer Service Fair. The new virtual format will be a part of CSUSB’s Week of Welcome (August 31st – Sept 4th, 2020) where OCE will promote a week-long video series showcasing local nonprofits in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties to connect our students to volunteer opportunities through their phones, laptops, and tablets.
This event will assist CSUSB students in identifying meaningful VIRTUAL (not in person) volunteer service opportunities ranging from short-term volunteer service to in-depth service-learning internships.
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!
Jennifer Alford, Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, has partnered with the Inland Empire Resources Conservation District (IERCD) for nearly three years on a number of projects aimed at increasing environmental education experiences and resource conservation opportunities for students and community members.
In partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Dr. Alford and IERCD provided several “Trout in the Classroom” fish release experiential programs that allowed students from Loma Linda and McKinley Elementary Schools to participate in scientific-based field research experiences.