Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE)

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-2014 Community Partner Award
-Benefits of Partnering and Impact of CSL on Community  Agencies
-How to Become an Approved Site




The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) has earned a national reputation for community service learning, leadership development, and civic engagement. Our mission is to bring faculty and students together with city and county agencies, nonprofit service providers, policy makers, other educational institutions, and neighborhood residents to address the most critical social justice issues of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Increasing student learning while helping to co-create positive changes in our communities is at the heart of partnering with ICCE and SF State.



2014 Community Partner Recognition Award: Community Service Learning

The Community Service Learning (CSL) Program, a unit within the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, recognizes and honors one faculty member, one student per college, and one community partner each year for contributing to the institutionalization of community service learning (CSL) at SF State.

Nominations now open, due March 24 at 5:00 PM:


-Recommendation Form


Bay Area Jefferson Awards for Public Service

EstablishJefferson Award logoed in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the Jefferson Award is considered the Nobel Prize for public service.
It recognizes people who make a difference on a daily basis in their local communities—unsung heroes who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition or award.



Nominations now open, due March 24 at 5:00 PM:


-Recommendation Form




Benefits of Partnering with ICCE

Future staff: Energetic students help you provide direct services. Students often choose to work as professional staff where they performed service. If you hire them after graduation, they are already trained.

Future volunteers or donors: Students can promote your cause to their networks of friends, family, and other students. CSL students may become your biggest boosters! Recruit student volunteers at our Nonprofit Fair each semester.


Nonprofit & Government Fair Statistics: AY 2012-2013

This free event gives our community partners a chance to table, recruit volunteers, and inform our campus community about the services and volunteer opportunities they offer. In-kind contributions: You can list student services as an in-kind contribution in grant proposals.


For Academic Year 12-13, number of students who attended the fair was 2,818.


Impact of CSL on Community  Agencies

In 2003 and again in 2011, the CSL program conducted an outside assessment of the impact SF State students had on community-based organizations.  A majority of survey respondents indicated that student volunteers significantly improved the quantity and quality of services their organizations offered, and were culturally competent, well prepared to volunteer, and able to provide high‐quality work.


Image/Link to download PDF document: Designation Policy Summary of the 2011 Report


We are eager to work with you in developing high-quality projects that meet the needs of your organization, the clients you serve, and the learning goals of our students.


Click the link below to find out:

How to Become an Approved CSL Site


CSL at SF State During 2012-2013 Academic Year

7 - Colleges

47 - Departments

270 - Faculty

451 - CSL Course Sections

8,670 -Students Enrolled in CSL Courses

232,237 -Students CSL Hours (Estimate - 58hrs Average per Student)

134,385 - Clients Served (Estimate)


$2.3 Million - Value of Services to San Francisco Bay Area communities at the City of SF 2010 minimum wage of $9.92 per hour.



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