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Center for Community Engagement


We Believe People Matter

Our Team

​​​O​​ur​ Why


We treat people like they matter by providin​g programs and initiatives that are relevant, high quality, effective and sustainable; that model authentic, reciprocal relationships and true collaboration; that promote personal growth, self-empowerment and life-long learning; and that are grounded in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

And… we just happen to deliver​, inspire, and s​upport learning opportunities for students and communities that promote high quality community engagement to change California.

We are just getting started.

Our Mission

The CSU Center for Community Engagement creates and leads initiatives that serve the social and civic health of our state through teaching, learning and service.


​Our Core Values

We have a passion to understand ourselves better a​nd ourselves within our diverse communities. Our values-focused approach informs the work that we do.

Collaborative Relationships are a core approach of our work. No one gets there alone. Our initiatives rely on healthy relationships to support student success and program longevity.

​​Life-Long Learning.​ As educators we actively support a changing California and world. We are dedicated to continuous learning and growth.​

We take a great deal of time and intention to ensure that our work is clearly defined, effective and high quality.

We value integrity in our programs, staff, partners, and students.

Every person is a leader with unique gifts and talents to share with the world. We believe the more we are self-empowered, the better able we are to tap into our gifts.

We believe to effectively advance equity and inclusion, we must make a personal commitment to listen, learn and show up as co-conspirators, allies and life-long learners.  ​

Sustainable Solutions. We work towards long-term equitable solutions. We strive to model and teach models and methods that guide others in doing the same.


​​​Contact Us


Email Us

California State University
Office of the Chancellor
401 Golden Shore, 6th floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 951-4749


Meet Our Team

 
Judy Botelho
Judy Botelho
 

Kristina Barger
Kristina Barger
VISTA Program Manager
kbarger@calstate.edu

 
Brianna Wagner
Brianna Wagner
CalstateS4 Developer and Technical Support
bwagner@calstate.edu
 
Zanai Wallace
Zanai Wallace
CSU STEM VISTA Leader
zwallace@calstate.edu
 
Emily Ward
Emily Ward
CSU STEM VISTA Leader
eward@calstate.edu
 
Anne Do
Anne Do
Academic Success and Inclusive Excellence
ado@calstate.edu
 
Cathy Avila-Linn
Cathy Avila-Linn
 

Christina Gonzalez-Salgado
Christina Gonzalez-Salgado

 
Traci Reid
Traci Reid
 
Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones
CSU Sacramento Consortium Advisor
ryan.jones@csus.edu
 
Nicole Linton
Nicole Linton
CSU Northridge S4 Specialist
nicole.linton@csun.edu
 
Robert Pierce
Robert Pierce
CSU Fullerton S4 Specialist
rpierce@fullerton.edu