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CCE Community Partner Convening summary 1


February 2023

On February 10, 2023, the Center for Community Engagement hosted the 2023 CCE Community Partner Convening to advance campus-community partnerships.
The event focused on creating new opportunities, expanding existing partnerships, and leveraging resources for mutual needs. Representatives from 27 community partners shared insights on service learning, academic internships, and community-based research. The convening also introduced a new Academic Internships Office. The day involved engagement, reflection, and action-planning to address local needs and align with CSULB priorities. Opening and closing remarks were given by Mayor Rex Richardson, President Jane C. Conoley, and Provost Karyn Scissum Gunn.
The summary report provides an overview of community partner insights and ideas to strengthen campus-community partnerships.

CCE 2nd Community Partner Convening Summary Report


May 2023

The CSULB Center for Community Engagement (CCE) organized a community partner convening on May 19, 2023, focusing on community-based research opportunities as part of an ongoing effort to enhance campus-community partnerships for the Public Good.
The event included a half-day training on community-based research and discussions on key research areas and identified needs from the previous convening on February 10, 2023. Fifteen community partners, who were also part of the first convening, participated in this event, allowing for continued exploration of research priorities and opportunities for collaboration between the community and CSULB stakeholders.
The summary report outlines information shared during the convening, including research priorities, needs, and ideas from community partners.

Summary report of 3rd community partner convening


September 2023

Community Leaders from six, local community organizations participated in, “The State of Community Policy Advocacy & Organizing in Long Beach”... policy convening. The purpose of the panel discussion was to identify concrete ways for our campus community to be more involved in local policy work, and to strengthen our partnerships with local community-based organizations. Community leaders from Long Beach Forward, KGA, Sunrise Long Beach, ORALE, CFJ, and LIBRE shared critical aspects of the work their respective organizations are advancing and highlighted key examples of opportunities for CSULB students, faculty, and staff to be directly involved in these efforts (e.g. community-based action and participatory research as well as community-based learning opportunities like Services Learning and Academic Internships). Those in attendance took away concrete examples of how our campus community can become more involved in positively impacting our surrounding communities. We greatly appreciated local community leaders representing their respective organizations and communities, and sharing their policy insights with our campus community at large.