Center for Community Engagement

Research Helps Empower Communities

From restoring historic ships to planting a garden to researching water quality, CSU students are critically evaluating the health of our ecosystem and helping to improve our local and global communities.

View campus service-learning projects involving
research empowering communities:
CSU San Bernardino
CSU San Bernardino

Voice of Reflection, an exhibit of the images and thoughts of youth growing up in public housing, was the culminating event of a three-year community-based research project done in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Waterman Gardens and CSU San Bernardino psychology students, under the mentorship of Dr. David Chavez.

San Diego State University
San Diego State University

In partnership with local nonprofits, community groups and local farmers, San Diego State students enrolled in Geography 496 utilized their training in social science research to respond to the need for more detailed information on food access and alternative food initiatives impacting residents in three San Diego neighborhoods.

San José State University
San José State University

Students created the Campus Alliance for Economic Justice, which met with community, faith and labor leaders to raise San José's minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour. The coalition raised awareness by phone banking, canvassing and speaking to the media about their own experiences struggling to get by on minimum wage.