Shadow Day 2012

Shadow Day 2012

“Today, I used critical thinking skills to advocate the the importance of continuing your education by coming to Sonoma State University,” said David Suits, an FYE freshman. Hopes were high on this rainy day. After weeks of planning and collaboration the day was here. It was Shadow Day 2012! At 9am students from Roseland University … Continue reading

Reflections on Being a Community Partner

Reflections on Being a Community Partner

Last semester, the CCE had the great pleasure of serving as a community partner to a pair of excellent Santa Rosa Junior College service-learners. Service-learning is a pedagogy, or teaching method, that utilizes community service projects within the context of an academic course. Students are expected to use the service as a text for their … Continue reading

Finding Cultural Humility Through Research

Finding Cultural Humility Through Research

by Chirelle McCorley  •  What began like many other workshops that the CCE hosts for faculty and community partners, turned out to be a wonderful journey to discover our inner sense of humility. There was an eclectic group of men and women who all had an interest in cross cultural communications and partnerships in future … Continue reading

Careers for Common Good Panel 2012

Careers for Common Good Panel 2012

By Jeanessa Perry “Do some volunteer work, just because you’re not getting a paycheck does not mean it is not valuable to your future employer. Life experiences bring just as much to the table as degrees and credentials,” states speaker Anya Perron-Burdick. This is a snippet of the type of advice students receive when the Center … Continue reading

The Strength in Asking for Help

The Strength in Asking for Help

Special thanks to service-learning FIG Leadership students in UNIV238 01 for the posts in this special series on resources for those struggling with cancer and their loved ones. As a Latina, I understand how hard it can be to reach out. My culture tends to stray away from asking for help in times of emotional need, but I … Continue reading

University & Community Partnership: Adam Zagelbaum’s Counseling courses and California Schools

University & Community Partnership: Adam Zagelbaum’s Counseling courses and California Schools

“School counseling is more than simply meeting with students.  It is vital that school counselors be advocates for the profession.” -Shana Friedman, SSU Alumni School Counselor for YouthBuild Santa Rosa Shana Friedman, an alumni of the Counseling graduate program at Sonoma State University, shared the the possibilities of what service-learning can accomplish.  Dr. Adam Zagelbaum’s excellent service-learning classes include COUN 521: Pupil … Continue reading

What is Community-Based Participatory Research?

What is Community-Based Participatory Research?

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) by definition, is a “collaborative approach to research that equitably involves all partners in the research process and recognizes the unique strengths that each brings. CBPR begins with a research topic of importance to the community, has the aim of combining knowledge with action and achieving social change.”  Community-based research takes … Continue reading

Find a Match for Hope

Find a Match for Hope

Special thanks to service-learning FIG Leadership students in UNIV238 01 for the posts in this special series on resources for those struggling with cancer and their loved ones. Hey Everyone! My name is Yadira and I’m a freshman at Sonoma State University. Together with my Leadership class, I’m helping raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation as … Continue reading

Community & University Partnership: Collaborative Autism Training & Support Programs with Dr. Lorna Catford

Community & University Partnership: Collaborative Autism Training & Support Programs with Dr. Lorna Catford

One of the great examples of a university and community partnership is Dr. Lorna Catford’s Collaborative Autism Training and Support Program (CATS).  According to government reports cited by the Autism Speaks organization, autism is on an annual rise from 10% to 17%. In fact, every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with autism, while the care for these children is … Continue reading

Discovery Day 2011

Discovery Day 2011

Every fall semester, Discovery Day provides younger students with their first exposure to higher education while providing college service-learners with an engaging opportunity for leadership and service. Freshmen from Roseland University Prep (RUP) spend a day with Sonoma State University (SSU) freshmen inspiring a love of SSU so all the students can aspire to become and stay Seawolves. Discovery … Continue reading

Two SSU Faculty Publish Chapters in New Service-Learning Book Promoting Health and Wellness in Underserved Communities: Multidisciplinary Perspectives Through Service Learning

Two SSU Faculty Publish Chapters in New Service-Learning Book Promoting Health and Wellness in Underserved Communities: Multidisciplinary Perspectives Through Service Learning

According to  editor Dr. Gerald Eisman, each volume of the Service Learning for Civic Engagement Series, is “organized around a specific community issue — social justice, gender equaliity, community health, political engagement — and provides multiple perspectives on both the theoretical foundations for understandingf the issues and purposeful approaches to addressing them.” Promoting Health and … Continue reading

Tips and Trends in Service-Learning in STEM 2011

Tips and Trends in Service-Learning in STEM 2011

Early this semester Merith Weisman, coordinator of the Center for Community Engagement, provided a workshop for faculty members focused specifically for the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines which aimed to assist them with incorporating service-learning into their curricula. Unlike other Tips and Trends workshops in the past, this one was funded through the … Continue reading

The Minerva Project

The Minerva Project

An intentional collaboration between non-profit organizations who need help and Professional Consultants who want to make a contribution to changing our social landscape for the good while sharpening their own skills.  The current economy has undoubtedly proved to be a tough obstacle to climb over throughout the past few years – so why not make … Continue reading