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Students from these California campuses were selected in January 2014 to participate in California Campus Compact's Community Engagement Student Fellowship (CESF) program, a 4-month initiative specifically designed to support student leaders advancing service, service-learning and community engagement at California Campus Compact member campuses throughout the state.

Cal Poly Pomona: In an effort to strengthen the Center for Community Engagement’s presence on campus and in the community, and in honor of the campuses 75th anniversary, we have launched “75 Acts of Kindness.” This initiative is designed to mobilize the caring power of the Cal Poly Pomona Community to adopt a Volunteer or Service-Learning project that would benefit one or more of our community partners. Two student fellows will serve a dual purpose to: (1) Complete a campus scan to identify and provide support for previously unrecognized community engagement efforts. (2) Serve as student leaders for “75 Acts of Kindness” and liaisons between the CCE and community agencies to create meaningful service projects.

Occidental College: The Office of Community Engagement at Occidental College will engage two Student Fellows who will enact the community engagement mission of the college through two projects: 1. By working to enhance the political involvement of people of color in the Eagle Rock Community through leadership forums and training and 2. To build a student advisory council to enhance Occidental’s community engagement on and off campus.

UC Berkeley: The UC Berkeley Public Service Center Student Leaders will be engaged in work in the broader Bay Area Community addressing pressing issues, especially those in education.  Student Leaders will be engaged in supporting local high school students in continuing to coordinate and implement an exciting peer mentoring program to address issues of bullying.  High School students will continue to be trained to connect with their younger peers, understand how to empathize with their experiences, connect them to support structures and build community.  Through this program, the overall campus at De Anza High School will be more supportive towards traditionally marginalized students.

UCSD: The UC San Diego Student Health Advocates are volunteer peer health educators that work to enhance the personal health of students and the collective health and well-being of the campus community through educational workshops, events, campaigns, and programs.  These peer educators address topics such as nutrition, sexual health, stress, alcohol, physical activity, and more.  Specific activities include: Educating other students about health issues and concerns through educational outreach programs on campus and in the community; Making presentations to students and the community about health issues; Participating in training fellow students; Attending meetings and workshops where information and ideas are exchanged; Improving communication, presentation and facilitation skills; Learning to be a confident leader among their peers.

University of Redlands: University of Redlands students are passionate about serving their neighborhood and community and they do it in several ways. One of the University’s largest programs is providing homework assistance and tutoring to local children at no cost to their families. Homework help and tutoring services are in high demand in our area and many families are unable to afford academic assistance, and University students are serving to answer those needs. We have an on-campus location for free homework assistance, and an off-campus location at the Boys and Girls Club of Redlands, allowing our program to help more children in our community.

University of San Diego: The CACC Fellows will work within the Youth to College (Y2C) program, which addresses the opportunity gap that exists in the K-12 school system and provides University of San Diego (USD) students with a transformative learning experience. Fellows will work at afterschool programs serving Title 1 schools and will be trained in character education, relationship building, academic tutoring, and cultural proficiency. CACC fellows will be advised once a week and will in turn advise other students placed at their site. The fellows will also facilitate reflections with USD students to connect what is seen/felt to larger social issues.

University of San Francisco:  The CACC-CESF Student Fellow will develop and implement English as a Second Language workshops for the clients of Episcopal Community Services (ECS), a community partner of USF and Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. ECS helps homeless and very low-income people every day and night, obtain the housing, jobs, shelter, and essential services each person needs to prevent and end homelessness. Many clients of ECS have expressed their desire to continue learning and practicing English. Thus, the workshops will be created based on the feedback of the clients’ needs. The workshops will be open to any level of English as a Second Language speakers. The workshops will be very practical, focused on pronunciation, sentence structure, and customer service sector language. Staff and volunteers of ECS hope to use the session plans created to sustain these workshops once the Student Fellow is no longer present.