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Welcome to the Institute For Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE)
Learning together. Creating positive change.
Social justice seeks transformation of society at local, national, and global levels. The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) provides opportunities for San Francisco State University faculty and students to become aware of, and address issues of social justice through community service learning and civic engagement. Through innovative courses, experiential learning, political engagement, participatory action research, and direct services, we partner the resources and expertise of the urban university with the knowledge and assets of diverse communities. We foster scholarship that benefits the public good: those people who fully participate in the civic life and political processes of their communities, and who take action to effectively advocate for social, economic, and educational inclusion.
ULink49 Our New Web Platform
ULink49 Our New Web Platform for Community Partners, Faculty, and Students U Link49 is a new web-based system for community engagement opportunities (volunteer positions, internships, and community service learning placements). This web-based database creates and tracks linkages between faculty, students, and community partners connected with each or multiple institutions. Community partners will be able to post research, service-learning, internship and volunteer needs, confirm student service hours, and search for faculty to engage with in partnerships. Faculty will have the capability to promote their service-learning courses to potential partner organizations, monitor students’ service hours, and keep the details of their community relationships and contributions. Students can search for service-learning projects, internships, and volunteer opportunities and document their hours.
SF State receives 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction
May 12, 2012 -- The Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that leads President Barack Obama’s national call to service initiative, has selected San Francisco State University to receive the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.
Nationally, 110 colleges and universities are being recognized with the Honor Roll with Distinction for their strong institutional commitment to service, developing campus-community partnerships that produce measurable impact, and engaging students in meaningful service. In 2010, San Francisco State was one of six universities nationwide to receive the Presidential Award. We are a "valued community partner, applying faculty expertise and student energy to research and projects that address our region's most pressing concerns. Our students contribute nearly 2 million hours of community service a year," to the Bay Area and global community said retired President Robert A. Corrigan.
Methods of Civic Engagement
Already a national leader in community service learning, ICCE supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects and the development of innovative university courses; sponsors seminars and forums; negotiates opportunities for civic and community engagement with government agencies and nonprofit organizations; and develops programs that proactively deal with critical social issues.
In 2006, San Francisco State was one of 62 colleges and universities nationwide to receive the Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement, Outreach & Partnerships classification, which recognizes SF State's dedication to community service learning and to collaborative partnerships that are mutually beneficial to scholarship and to the community.
Value of Community Engagement
SF State students who participated in ALL types of community engaged work during fall of 2012 through spring 2013 = 12, 589 (includes students enrolled in Community Service Learning courses; internships, and/or who volunteered in other community work). These students provided 828,335 hours to help community partners in meeting agency’s goals. At the City’s 2010 minimum wage of $9.92 per hour, students donated more than $8 million dollars of services to San Francisco Bay Area communities.