CSU students are encouraged to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to find solutions to real-world problems through involvement in applied research and service-learning. Under the guidance of world renowned faculty who are experts in their fields, students develop leadership skills while benefiting their communities.
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The California State University has been partnering with their local communities since the first campus was founded in 1857. With the establishment of the CSU Center for Community Engagement (CCE) in 1998, these partnerships have prepared one million CSU graduates to be change makers across California’s rich and diverse communities. Today, CCE actively advances the CSU’s commitment to inclusivity, equity and student success through high-quality community programs and scholarship.
During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019-20, when most community engagement placements were either canceled or moved to remote: