Welcome to the Office of Community Engagement!
CSUSB Partnership Form
The resulting database will enable CSUSB to showcase community-bassed collaborations through scholarship, teaching, research, creative activities, service, and more.
If you have any questions, please contact Diane Podolske at (909) 537-7483 or email email@example.com.
Please submit the information by no later than Friday, May 6, 2016.
President's Volunteer Service Award
Thank you to the Greeks and Clubs for turning in their President's Volunteer Service Award forms. Well be posting updates within two weeks. Stay tune! Let's see who gets gold, silver or bronze this year!
Click on the image to view 2016 Coyote Cares Day slideshow.
Thank you ASI, Inc., Recreation & Wellness Center, Undergraduate Studies, Alumni Relations, SMSU, Sodexo, Special Events, Program Board and Office of Student Engagement for making 2016 Coyote Cares Day a great success! Thank you to all our community partners for allowing our students make a difference in San Bernardino!
To all our ‘Yotes who came out and volunteered a big thank you for your hard work and commitment to San Bernardino. Coyote Pride=Community Pride! Go ‘Yotes!
CSUSB’s Coyote Cares Day caps National Volunteer Week
April 20, 2016, by Joe Gutierrez
More than 600 Cal State San Bernardino students, joined by faculty and staff members, volunteered for 17 local non-profits and community centers for the fourth annual CSUSB Coyote Cares Day on April 16 as part of National Volunteer Week.
This year’s volunteer day had special meaning for the university, said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales, who dedicated it to the city of San Bernardino and its people in the wake of the horrific terrorist shooting Dec. 2 at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, where 14 were killed and 21 others were wounded.
“This is an important event for our university as we actively demonstrate our commitment to service to San Bernardino and its residents,” said Morales in addressing the students at a breakfast kick-off rally.
“We are all acutely aware that Dec. 2, 2015, was a difficult day in San Bernardino, when the acts of a few tragically impacted the lives of many,” Morales said. “Today, we show the world that we are ‘SB Strong’ by demonstrating our unity and care for this community through service.
Morales and his wife, Evy, joined the many volunteers who worked at various locations in in environmental clean-up, beautification and restoration projects.
The volunteers completed more than 2,400 hours of service work, said Diane Podolske, director of the university’s Office of Community Engagement. The locations were CSUSB volunteers lent a hand included:
Central City Lutheran Mission
Family Service Association of Redlands
Helping Hands Pantry – Redlands Garden
Helping Hands Pantry – San Bernardino Warehouse
Incredible Edible Community Garden
Mary’s Mercy Center Inc., Mary’s Table
Northeast Sterling and Belvedere Neighborhood Association
Salvation Army – Emergency Shelter
San Bernardino City Mission
San Bernardino Neighborhood Association – Wildwood Park
SOAR Charter Academy
S. Forest Service – Lytle Creek Ranger Station
Veteran’s Exploration Garden in San Bernardino and
Wildwood Park Neighborhood Association
Work was also done on campus as students, alumni and faculty boxed non-perishable food for needy families for the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County, Podolske said.
The university’s Office of Community Engagement, Associated Students Inc., Office of Student Engagement, Recreation and Wellness, the Office of Special Events and Guest Services, Alumni Relations and Sodexo all supported the annual event.
Visit the CSUSB Office of Community Engagement website, or call (909) 537-7483, for more information on Coyote Cares Day and other community projects.
About California State University, San Bernardino: Set in the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, Cal State San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in inland Southern California. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015-2016, CSUSB serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.
CSUSB TRACKS Alternative Spring Break - Costa Rica, March 26-April 2
Several CSUSB students are making a difference in Costa Rica for TRACKS Alternative Spring Break.The TRACKS program at CSUSB endables students to engage communities locally and beyond, as they learn experientially about the value of service, innovation and leadership. CSUSB students are volunteering at Parismina, Costa Rica to help protect and save sea turtles. Students will assist the local guides in patrolling the beaches at night, thus deterring poachers and assist the guides with transferring eggs from nests to the hatchery. After volunteering our students will engage in cultural and recreational activities such as zip line canopy tour, whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking to name a few. The Alternative Spring Break is from March 26-April 2.
(Photos provided by Marisol Johnson, Student Affairs)
50 Acts of Kindness Campaign
In celebration of our 50th Anniversary our office launched our 50 Acts of Kindness Campaign at our Community Engagement & Volunteer Service Fair last October 1, 2015. We're encouraging our entire campus and community to engage in acts of kindness in honor of CSUSB 50th Anniversary. For more info on our campaign visit http://engage.csusb.edu/CSUSB50ActsofKindnessCampaign.htm website.