Center for Community Engagement

Evidence and Data

1998: CSU establishes the system Office of Community Service Learning, the first of its kind in the country. 2000: CSU Board of Trustees passes Landmark Resolution. 2008: The system office launches its 2008-2013 strategic plan and adopts a new name, Center for Community Engagement.
Service-Learning Facts 2011-2012
2,600 Service-Learning Courses and 85,000 Service-Learners (20% of CSU Students)
STEM-specific data

16 CSU Campuses

General Community Service Finalist: Monterey Bay
Honor Roll Members with Distinction: Dominguez Hills, Fresno, Fullerton, Northridge, Sacramento, San Francisco and Stanislaus
Honor Roll Members: Channel Islands, Chico, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Pomona, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo and San Marcos

32 Million Hours Annually of Community Service

Nearly half of CSU students are involved in some type of community service – a total of 32 million hours of service annually, with a total economic impact of $697 million.*

*Based on the accepted 2011 national volunteer rate of $21.79 per hour by the Independent Sector.

State Investment...CSU Return

In the 2011-2012 academic year, CCE and campus community engagement offices received 4.1 million in external funding to support service learning, a return on investment of $4 for every dollar invested by the state for community engagement.