May 8, 2002
Seven San Francisco State University students were recently honored for volunteering with various community groups and making a difference in the lives of Bay Area residents. The students are enrolled in classes through the Office of Community Service Learning, which provides opportunities to combine community service with classroom learning and discussion.
The students were engaged in a variety of projects -- from developing diversion programs to keep young girls off the streets to creating a secure computer file-sharing system for a local nonprofit organization.
Juslyn Manalo, a senior majoring in Asian American studies and women studies, was also honored by the California State University system for her community work. Manalo has been working with Filipino American World War II veterans to document their oral histories and bring attention to their campaign to have their veterans' benefits reinstated.
SFSU has long been a leader in integrating community service into the general education curriculum.
For a list of the award winners and descriptions of their work, see the rest of the story.
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