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CalState Cares Day

The first Cal State Cares Day was organized by California State Student Association student body presidents and took place on March 23, 2001. The student leaders wanted to implement a day of service entirely driven by student volunteers as a means of demonstrating student commitment to the CSU and building pride through community service. The idea of holding a Cal State Cares Day systemwide reinforces the 23-campus effort that students are committed to community service. In 2003, California State Student Association designated the week of April 21 - 25 as Cal State Cares Week. Campuses were free to choose their own themes and projects, which may extend over the entire week or take place within a single day.

"A Statewide Day of Student Service Celebrating Literacy", was the theme for the second annual Cal State Cares Day. On April 17, 2002 CSU campuses held book drives, book readings with children, essay contests, fundraisers for "First Book", and were able to partner with existing community service programs.

"CSU Students Find Helping Others a Rewarding Experience"

Cal State Cares Participants

Gina Garcia and Rosa Hernandez of CSU Long Beach spent the day with students at Bethune Elementary School in Long Beach. The children are all prize winners in the essay-writing contest sponsored by Long Beach State's Associated Students at its Cal State Cares Day service project.

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Long Beach, CA 90802-4210
Phone: (562) 951-4026

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Last Updated: May 06, 2016