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Community Service Learning
Community service learning (CSL) allows you to improve your academic skills by doing hands-on volunteer service outside of the classroom that addresses local community needs.
At SF State, the hours you complete in officially-recognized community service learning classes (~30 per semester) are recorded on your Official Transcript. This enhances scholarship and/or graduate school applications, and shows future employers that you have real-world job experience. At SF State, nearly 200 service learning courses are available to you.
Benefits of Community Service Learning
Win $$ cash awards, scholarships, paid internships, or get paid for service.
Get hands-on experience in your field of study, like Stacey Jones did.
Enhance your resume while exploring career opportunities. Students like Amee Bearne got a job after graduation because of her civic work.
Boost your grad school application. CSL hours on your Official Transcript show initiative and commitment.
Develop problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills. See Christopher Zepeda
Make friends and develop networking opportunities.
Celebrate your success!
Get involved by Enrolling in CSL Courses. Here's the Process !
CSL at SF State During 2013-2014 Academic Year
7 - Colleges
52 - Departments
388 - Faculty (47% Prof., 93% Assoc. Prof., 27% Asst. Prof. & 78% Lecturers)
484 - CSL Course Sections
8,413 -Students Enrolled in CSL Courses
229,941 -Students CSL Hours (Estimate - 58hrs Average per Student)
459,882 - 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.