The Office of Community Engagement promotes many opportunities for CSUSB faculty to aid in advancing the quality of life in the Inland Empire. We facilitate two mini-grant opportunities to aid in the development of community-based projects.

The Service Learning Faculty Fellowship program provides faculty support for adding a service learning component into course curriculum. More details about the program and application requirements can be found at the "Service Learning" link on the left side of this web page.

The Community-Based Research mini-grant provides faculty support for starting or continuing community-based research projects. More details about the program and application requirements can be found at the "Community-Based Research" link on the left side of this web page.

We are also promoting a one-time travel grant program  to enhance faculty knowledge and participation in service learning, community engagement and/or community-based participatory research.  I have compiled some conferences that may be of interest (see below), although other related conferences will certainly be considered.

The deadline for your application for funding is Thursday, March 15th.  Please email Diane Podolske ( with any questions or for the application materials.  Thank you!


Campus Compact 2018 National Conference

True Stories of Engagement: Higher Education for Democracy

March 25-28, 2018 | Indianapolis, IN


2018 Gulf South Summit 

April 4 - 6, 2018 | Birmingham, AL


10th Annual Connecting Campuses with Communities

IUPUI Center for Service and Learning & Indiana Campus Compact

May 7 - 11, 2018 | Indianapolis, IN


NCORE 2018

National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education 

May 29 - June 2, 2018 | New Orleans, LA


18th Annual Conference of the International Association for Research on Community Engagement and Service-Learning 

July 18-20, 2018 | New Orleans, LA 


Transforming Higher Education Through Engaged Scholarship

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium

September 30 - October 3, 2018 | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Call for Proposals Deadline: March 16, 2018


Imagining America 2018 National Conference

October 19-21, 2018 | Chicago, IL


CUMU Partnering for Equity

24th Annual Conference

October 22-24, 2018 | Chicago, IL

Call for Proposals Deadline: April 23, 2018