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Partnering with ICCE
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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.
Community-based scholarship would not be possible without the cooperation and expertise of diverse and dynamic community members such as The Oceanview-Merced Heights-Ingleside Community Collaborative (OMICC), this year’s Community Service Learning Community Partner awardee. The OMICC is a group of individuals, more than 30 nonprofit organizations, business owners and faith-based organizations who have come together to strengthen their community, contribute to student learning, and support faculty research. The Collaborative has supported scores of San Francisco State CSL faculty, students, and interns over the past four years. We thank the OMICC for contributing to the knowledge base, teaching, research, and career development of our faculty and students. Read about our collaborative efforts in the OMI (District 11) via NEN University, and click on Community Action Guide to download a full report on methods we used to build stronger neighborhoods in the D-11.
Leadership Development and Capacity Building:
ICCE offers low-cost ($10 - $25) workshops to staff from nonprofit organizations and small businesses that increase leadership skills. Workshops are taught by SF State faculty and/or staff. Workshop topics have included:
* How to Use U.S. Census Data
* Volunteer Management
* How to Develop a Logic Model
* Cultural Humility
Knowledge: Community work increases student learning.
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're 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.
In-kind contributions: You can list student services as an in-kind contribution in grant proposals. Last year, this was valued at $2.5 million.
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.
|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
CSL at SF State During 2011-2012 Academic Year
CSL Course Sections
Students enrolled in CSL Courses
Student CSL Hours
(average of 57 hours per student)
Clients Served 131,811