Center for Community Engagement

Selflessness Inspires Innovative Collaborations and Learning

Through selfless acts of service and learning, inmates become the teachers, children solve problems together to make a lasting change at their school, and CSU students gain deeper insight into societal reasons for crime, while others inspire a new generation of non-violent activists.

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inspiring innovative collaborations and learning:
Humboldt State University
Humboldt State University

A new bachelor of arts major in Criminology and Justice Studies (CJS), offered within the Department of Sociology since 2013, has not taught students how to investigate and solve individual crimes.

CSU Long Beach
CSU Long Beach

Eighteen CSU Long Beach students coordinated the second Cesar Chavez Day of Service College Prep Teach-In with students at Mendez High in East Los Angeles.

CSU Los Angeles
CSU Los Angeles

English professor Bidhan Roy adopted his dog from Karma Rescue, which works with Lancaster State Prison in “Paws for Life,” a program pairing unadoptable shelter dogs with prisoners who train them to earn Canine Good Citizen certificates.

Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University

As part of a year-long program that required full-time student teaching, credential students placed in elementary schools created a service-learning project for their elementary school classes. The project allowed credential and elementary students to solve a problem together and make a change.