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Diane Podolske, Director, Office of Community Engagement

Welcome to the Office of Community Engagement

Director's Message

Coyote Cares Day is coming!

The 8th annual Coyote Cares Day will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 7:00am-2:00pm, and our office is busy preparing for the big day of service!  We will be featuring some new community partners and some environmentally-focused service projects in honor of Earth Day.  Coyote Cares Day has become a campus tradition, so you won't want to miss it!

Registration is open!  Additional information about the service day and how to register is available on the Coyote Cares Day tab on this site and through our weekly email blast.  Sign up for our weekly emails under the Volunteer tab of this website and receive the latest information on local volunteer opportunities and Coyote Cares Day updates.

Make an impact by joining us as we saturate our local communities with Coyote service!


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.

Please plan to join us for next year’s Coyote Cares Day – it will be Saturday, April 25th. National Volunteer Week 2020 is the same week as Earth Day and Arbor Day, so we will be wearing green shirts and planning some fun green projects!

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. I work with some of the very best staff on campus, and it is a privilege to be a member of this team. 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!