Center for Community Engagement

Center for Community Engagement

Bringing Communities and the University Together

The Center for Community Engagement engages the university and community in creating a just and civil society where every member functions as an agent of social change.

We enrich students’ educational experiences, providing opportunities to: 

  • Participate in community engagement initiatives that meet societal needs,
  • Apply academic instruction to service projects that address significant community issues,
  • Conduct action-oriented research that makes significant contributions to the community,
  • Enhance leadership skills.

What is Service-Learning?

Service learning is a method of teaching that combines classroom instruction with meaningful community service, giving students real-world learning experiences that enhance their academic learning while providing a tangible benefit for the community. This form of learning emphasizes critical thinking and personal reflection while encouraging a heightened sense of community, civic engagement, and personal responsibility.

Service-Learning Guidebook (PDF)
Download our Service-Learning Curriculum Development Guide for Faculty and Community Partners

Tell Us Your Story!

Participate in our Service Learning Spotlight Project by writing or recording the impact that service learning has on you, CSULB, and the community. For more information, email us at CCE-SL@csulb.edu with the subject "Spotlight."