Center for Community Engagement

Stanislaus: Business Studentsí Life Lessons from Supporting Philanthropy

Stanislaus

A business ethics service-learning course has encouraged students to learn about local nonprofits and help to raise funds for agencies serving people in need by volunteering more than 1,000 hours each. Besides supporting such organizations as Howard Training Center, United Samaritans Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Stanislaus County Animal Services, Habitat for Humanity, and Wags & Whiskers, the students created awareness programs and videos about anti-bullying, diabetes, and positive self-image. Each term, students have a three-day campus event to raise awareness and funds for philanthropies selected by student, staff and faculty donors. More than $10,500 has been donated, but student participants themselves benefit. One observed, “I will apply everything I have learned to my daily life. No matter how small an act of kindness, it still matters.”

Read more about service learning and community engagement at CSU Stanislaus.

View campus service-learning projects promoting well-being:
CSU Bakersfield
CSU Bakersfield

CSU Bakersfield's Kappa Sigma fraternity took part in a collaborative effort across the city to help raise funds and volunteer at the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life.

CSU Dominguez Hills
CSU Dominguez Hills

For 17 years, CSU Dominguez Hills’ student-health physician Sophia Momand has worked with nursing, biology, psychology, and sociology students to give ongoing free medical care to local vulnerable homeless people.

CSU East Bay
CSU East Bay

CSU East Bay collaborated with Hayward Public Library on Book-to-Action, wherein community members read a book, saw a film, and engaged in community service.

CSU Sacramento
CSU Sacramento

Since 2010, CSUS nursing students have provided health, wellness, and parenting classes at Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services and at Stanford Youth Solutions.

CSU San Marcos
CSU San Marcos

Students in a course on the psychology of aging course spent 80 hours each providing direct patient and family care to older adults in hospice care or individuals diagnosed with dementia who are receiving specialized memory care.

CSU Stanislaus
CSU Stanislaus

A business ethics service-learning course has encouraged students to learn about local nonprofits and help to raise funds for agencies serving people in need by volunteering more than 1,000 hours each.