Center for Community Engagement

Cal Maritime: Historic-Ship Restoration Leads to New Service-Learning Course

Cal Maritime

In 2015, Cal Maritime’s annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, held at the historic ship Red Oak Victory docked in Richmond, California, involved 47 cadets in 324 hours of service to the ongoing restoration project. This event had high attendance in part because it was maritime-related, with students interested not only in the vessel’s refurbishment, but also in its history. Because of this experience, details were finalized for a service-learning component in a historic-vessel restoration class begun in 2015. Several students were inspired to return after the event to work on the ship either individually or in small monthly groups led by the instructor.

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Cal Maritime

In 2015, Cal Maritime’s annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, held at the historic ship Red Oak Victory docked in Richmond, California, involved 47 cadets in 324 hours of service to the ongoing restoration project.

CSU Channel Islands
Channel Islands

Oxnard's historic Wagon Wheel community was demolished in 2014 and replaced with a 120-unit apartment complex, displacing low-income immigrants and Spanish-speaking field workers with strong ties of history, community and identity.

CSU San Bernardino
CSU San Bernardino

CSUSB history students and Patton State Hospital staff cataloged hundreds of photos, documents and artifacts for Southern California’s first museum of past psychiatric practices. Patton, California’s first homeopathic state hospital, offered then-innovative treatments.