Welcome to the Office of Community Engagement!
Thank you Lisa Gordon for your Act of Kindness!
Featuring in our 50 Acts of Kindness Campaign, is our fellow ‘Yotie, Lisa Gordon, who’s an Administrative Support Coordinator at the College of Business and Public Administration, Marketing Department. She loves to give back to her community as much as she can. She not only volunteers in the steering committee that oversees the Eat and Be Well event, but she also volunteers her time in helping to feed the homeless.
Eat and Be Well is a one-day event celebrating the Thanksgiving season by supporting those in need in San Bernardino County. Through collaboration between public agencies, businesses, volunteer groups, and the people of our community, Eat and Be Well provides those in need with a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Attendees are also connected with social services that can help change their lives.
Thank you Lisa, as a volunteer you leave your paw print on our community. We applaud you for your selfless Act of Kindness and hope that each of our ‘Yotes will follow in your foot steps in helping make a difference to our community and beyond! #CSUSB50Acts #pollinatingkindness #engageCSUSB
Thank you Jennifer Navarro for your Act of Kindness!
Featuring in our 50 Acts of Kindness Campaign, is our fellow ‘Yotes, Jennifer Navarro, who’s an Administrative Support Assistant at Jim & Judy Watson’s Student Services Office. Every month, Jennifer and her group of volunteers, called From The Heart goes out to the community and feed the homeless. “Our group is called From the Heart, because our giving is truly from our hearts,” said Jennifer. Their group buys and prepares all the meals that are distributed every month to those in need. Not only do they provide a warm meal, but they also provide clothing and blankets.
Thank you Jennifer and your group of volunteers on leaving your paw print in our community. We applaud you for your selfless Act of Kindness and hope that each of our ‘Yotes will follow in your foot steps in helping make a difference to our community and beyond! #CSUSB50Acts #engageCSUSB
Human Resources Department's Act of Kindness for Thanksgiving
Thank you to our CSUSB Human Resources Department for sponsoring a student of The DEN food pantry! Your department provided a generous Thanksgiving Basket, which will make for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner for our student and his entire family. We are truly thankful for all of your donations! Your department's Act of Kindness is greatly appreciated.
Human Resources completed their Act of Kindness for our 50th Anniversary; I wonder which department will be next? #CSUSB50Acts
“Remember: There’s no such thing as small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with NO logical end.” –Scott Adams
And the #Peanutpower 1st place goes to .... CSUSB The DEN!
Thanks to the awesome OCE staff and student staff, ASI and Shannon Stratton, Program Board and Rosemary Zometa, Giacomo Thillet, Bayu Setyawan, Corinne McCurdy, Robert Whitehead, CSUSB social media interns, all of the Greek and student organizations who helped us, CSUSB students, staff, faculty, administrators and campus friends who made this victory possible. You made a difference! #PeanutPower #CSUSB
Thank you CSUSB for supporting #Peanutpower
'Yotes we need your help win $2,500 for The DEN Food Pantry!
CSUSB was invited to participate in the “Snack Attack” contest from the National Peanut Board. The winning university will receive money to be used towards their school’s food pantry.
How you can help?
Let's spread the word on Instagram and Twitter!! The contest will run from today till Nov 6th Midnight. We need to get as many posts as we can! 'Yotes let’s get our game face on and win this contest for The DEN!
Take a picture and use both hashtags: #PeanutPower #CSUSB
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and our office, along with Title IX & Gender Equality Office, is sponsoring a special effort to give some cuddly and soft stuffed bears (or other stuffed animals) to children who are affected by domestic violence.
“Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work or School Day” is a national campaign. All of the Teddy Bears donated from now until 4PM next Wednesday, October 14 will be donated to Option House, Inc. and Trinity Children’s Foundation.
CSUSB collected more than 100 stuff animals for the
“Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work or School Day".
Thank you to all our non-profit organizations, CSUSB faculty, staff and 'Yotes that attended our Community Engagement & Volunteer Service Fair back in October. Here'a a list of non-profit organizations that attended:
A Servant Heart Community Development
American Lung Association in California
American Red Cross
Arrowhead United Way
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Redlands-Riverside
C.A.S.A. of San Bernardino County
Community Hospital of San Bernardino
Equus Medendi Equine Assisted Therapy
Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino
Helping Hands Pantry
House of Ruth
Inland Behavioral and Health Sciences Inc. (aka Inland Family Community Health Center)
Kids Connection Community Outreach Program
Mary's Mary Center, Inc.
Ontario-Montclair Promise Scholars
Option House, Inc.
Recreational Sports Center (CSUSB)
Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
Redlands Family Service
Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (CSUSB)
Salvation Army Shelter
San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services
Schools of Wheels
Susan G. Komen - Inland Empire
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.
(Click on the above link and take the journey with us to Louisina)
On July 26, 2015 a group of CSUSB students left to New Orleans for their Alternative Summer Break. CSUSB Alternative Summer Break is a low-cost service trip that takes CSUSB students to communities outside of Inland Empire, where they take part in volunteering and hands-on learning. Above is a group photo of our CSUSB students and staff at Saint Anne Parish neighboor volunteering with Youth Rebuilding New Orleans non-profit organization.
'Yotes volunteering at Saint Anne Parish neighboor in New Orleans.
'Yotes sorting through Mardi Gras beads at a recycling plant in Louisiana for Arc of Greater New Orleans.
'Yotes leaving their paw print in New Orleans!
What are you doing this summer that makes an impact in your community?
For more images of our NOLA trip click on the link.
Educational Opportunity Program
2015 Summer Bridge Program
CSUSB students headed to Helping Hands Food Pantry and Family Services Association in Redlands for their service project on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Part of their EOP Summer Bridge Program is to encourage the students to be an active citizen in their community and highten their sense of volunterism.
OCE's 2014-2015 ADVENTURES!