Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE)

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Spotlight on ICCE

- "Inequality For All" - LIVE Q&A Webcast from SF State

- C. Peter Magrath, Community Engagement Exemplary Program Award.

- JusticeCorps - "Chief Justice's Award for Exemplary Service and Leadership"

- Top Innovation -Positive & Measurable Outcomes

- Disaster Preparedness Research Program

- District 11: Engaged Learning Zone




"Inequality For All" - LIVE Q&A Webcast from SF State


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On February 20th, 2014 SF State hosted a public forum for a national audience featuring Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. About two hundred universities and community colleges joined the live webcast and Q&A



San Francisco State University Wins C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Exemplary Program Award.


October 8, 2013—San Francisco State University’s Engaged Learning Zones (ELZ) partnership is the 2013 recipient of the C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award for Exemplary Program for the project “Community Engagement, Urban Resiliency: Developing Empowered Neighborhoods through Service Learning.” San Francisco State University and more than 61 community partners used a community-based approach to revitalize eight neighborhoods in urban San Francisco. After evaluating best practices in community sustainability and resiliency nationwide, the partners agreed to focus on highly diverse, multicultural and distinctly different neighborhoods where University community service learning (CSL) faculty engaged 358 undergraduate and graduate students in 23 projects.
Collaborating with elected officials and departments in the City and County of San Francisco and neighborhood stakeholders, students dedicated nearly 30,000 hours of service over four years to help stakeholders revitalize their neighborhoods. The University-community collaboration positively impacted nearly 80,000 San Franciscans, generated two Town Hall meetings, two Environmental Summits, numerous policy meetings, six community-leadership workshops, six Community Councils and Festivals that hosted more than 1,200 community celebrants, tutoring services to 5,653 low-income k-8 students, and senior service.


The C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award recognizes four-year public universities that have redesigned their learning, discovery, and engagement functions to become productively involved within their communities. The Magrath recipients are chosen from a pool of four regional winners from the Outreach Scholarship/W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Awards, which are presented each fall during the National Outreach Scholarship Conference.

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"Chief Justice's Award for Exemplary Service and Leadership" - JusticeCorps


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SAN FRANCISCO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced that the California JusticeCorps Program is the recipient of the Chief Justice’s Award for Exemplary Service and Leadership. The award honors an individual, entity, or program deserving of special recognition for outstanding service to the judicial branch. JusticeCorps is a signature partnership housed at SF State’s Community Service Learning (CSL) program.


The California JusticeCorps program is a partnership of: the Judicial Council of California; the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC); Los Angeles; Alameda (on behalf of the Bay Area) and San Diego Superior Courts; and 4 University of California (UC) and 8 California State University (CSU) campuses, SF State University being on among them. An AmeriCorps national service program JusticeCorps recruits, trains and places about 280 undergraduate and recently graduated students in service in 28 courts based self-help legal access centers in partner counties. While the program was originally designed to bring extra resource to overburdened courts striving to serve ever growing numbers of self-represented litigants, it is the education provided to student's participation that has become the unanticipated yet most-inspiring success.


 It’s appropriate that we honor JusticeCorps on Law Day,” said the Chief Justice. “Members are recruited from our state’s diverse campuses and about 70 percent of them are bilingual. Last year JusticeCorps members provided assistance to approximately 16,000 self-represented litigants in their native language—and more than 110,000 litigants in total. At a time when the judicial branch has faced unprecedented cuts, JusticeCorps members have provided a significant contribution to the rule of law and to the judicial branch’s self-help centers, which serve more than a million Californians every year.”


JusticeCorps began in Los Angeles 10 years ago and has expanded to San Diego and Bay Area counties. The Chief Justice gave out the award at a JusticeCorps anniversary event sponsored by Los Angeles Superior Court.


SF State JusticeCorps News: Here


Top Innovation -Positive & Measurable Outcomes:

We are pleased to announce that Advocates for College Education Success (ACES): A Program for Reentry Students, was named a top innovation by The AASCU Innovations Exchange. Innovations are programs or practices that have demonstrated positive, measurable outcomes.



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Top 20 Colleges - Community Service:

SF State logo USA TODAY College named San Francisco State University among top 20 colleges most committed to community service in its June 15, 2011 issue.


San Francisco State University is one of only six universities nationwide to receive the Presidential Award as part of the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to community service and its positive impacts on community.





100 Youth Roundtables:

Students who participated in White House Roundtable


Student leaders from SF State met with Kalpen Modi, Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, via video conference on Friday, May 27th to advocate for higher education and social justice. The Roundtable was organized by the students as part of “100 Youth Roundtables” the White House hoped to have with Young Americans around the country.

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Disaster Preparedness Research Program:

San Francisco State University's Disaster Preparedness Research program was named a Best Practice by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) Research and Regional Stewardship Spotlight on Innovation.



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District 11: Engaged Learning Zone

The Institute worked closely with staff from Supervisor John Avalos’ office and the Mayor’s Office of Housing/Community Development Division to support neighborhoods within San Francisco’s District 11. Read about the 11 ways we contributed to our neighbors in the Community Phase 1 report, District 11 Engaged Learning Zone.


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