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1/9/15: Carnegie Foundation selects 11 CSU Campuses for 2015 Community Engagement Classification- The classification recognizes their commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful community service and correlates strongly to student success.

12/12/14: 15 CSU Campuses Nationally Recognized for Volunteer Service- They have been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll-the highest federal honor that universities can receive for their commitment to service learning and civic engagement.

7/28/14: CSU Receives $500K for Study on Impact of STEM Service Learning - Funding from the W.M. Keck Foundation to fund inaugural statewide study examining the impact service-learning has on common measures of student academic achievement (e.g. GPA, retention and graduation), career development and civic engagement, particularly among under-represented students.

4/10/14: New CSU STEM VISTA Program Links Education and Community Engagement to Foster STEM Student Success - In an effort to support the nation in dramatically increasing the number of graduates in STEM, the California State University will launch CSU STEM VISTA—the University’s first systemwide AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program.

3/16/12: Presidential Honors Bestowed on Sixteen CSU Campuses for Exemplary Community Engagement - The majority of CSU campuses have topped the list as Presidential Awardees, finalists and honor roll members annually since the Award’s inception in 2006.  

1/12/12: Strengthening Youth Education in STEM - The CSU's STEM service-learning programs with K-12 students not only are making STEM subjects fun and relevant, but also are helping to prepare our future scientists and engineers.

12/8/11: CSU Gets Grant to Boost Service Learning in STEM – Southern California Edison has awarded the CSU a $25,000 grant, which will allow hundreds of CSU students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors to take part in community service-learning projects.

10/30/11: STEM: The Future of The Cal State University – The CSU's (STEM)2 program is highlighted in this LA Times article.

5/19/11: California State University Campuses Lead in Community Engagement
- CSU Monterey Bay and San Francisco State were among six universities that received Presidential Awards from the Corporation for National and Community Service. Twelve other CSU campuses, including Fresno State which received a finalist award, received the highest federal honor possible for their commitment to service learning, civic engagement and volunteerism.

4/5/11: CSU Campuses and All Green Electronics Recycling Take On E-Waste
From April 9 through April 23, CSU Stanislaus, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Northridge, CSU San Bernardino, San Diego State, CSU Channel Islands, CSU San Marcos and CSU Dominguez Hills will partner with All Green Electronics Recycling to collect E-waste while educating the campus community and public.

1/12/11: Three California State University Campuses Honored by Carnegie Foundation for Distinctive Community Engagement
Three California State University campuses – Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills, and Sacramento – have been honored for their community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

10/1/10: New CSU and Minerva Collaborative Project Expands Free Consulting Services to Area Non-Profits
The California State University Center for Community Engagement has partnered with the Sonoma-based Minerva Project (MP) in a year-long pilot program that will provide free consulting services to nonprofit organizations.

7/7/10: CSU Receives $1.5 million grant to support service learning in STEM
The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded the California State University with a Learn and Serve America Higher Education grant totaling $1.5 million.The grant, which amounts to $500,000 annually over three years, will fund a new program, STEM SQUARED, to support service learning and promote student success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines.

3/2/10: Fourteen CSU Campuses Honored for Service Learning and Civic Engagement
The CSU’s 14 campuses are among more than 700 institutions of higher learning that were named this week to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to America’s communities from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

10/15/09: CSU Community Partnerships Nearly Double, Service Learning Growing Strong
California State University nearly doubled the number of community partners it served this past year, while students and faculty set new records for the number of organizations and people they impacted.

2/10/09: Sixteen CSU Campuses Named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for their Outstaning Commitment to Service
Sixteen California State University campuses have received the highest federal honor that universities can receive for their commitment to service learning and civic engagement; one campus, California State University Fresno, garnered one of the prestigious six top awards.

12/23/2008: Five California State University Campuses Selected by Carnegie Foundation for Distinctive Community Engagement
Five California State University campuses ­– Fullerton, Long Beach, San Bernardino, San José and Stanislaus – have been honored for their community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

9/29/2008: Community Activities among CSU students are on the Rise
Over the last decade the CSU has seen a 43% increase in the number of students participating in community service on an annual basis. 

2/21/2008: 14 Cal State Campuses Receive National Community Service Awards
Fourteen California State University campuses recently received national recognition for exemplary contributions to service in their communities in the second annual 2007 Presidentís Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

3/5/2007: CSU Receives Grant to Train Service-Learning Leaders
The California State University has received a $200,000 three-year grant from the Surdna Foundation to create a leadership development program for CSU community service learning directors, coordinators and students to expand their skills, sustain existing programs and implement new activities at all campuses.

12/14/2006: Five CSU Campuses Receive Exclusive Carnegie Classification
Five CSU campuses -- Chico, Fresno, Monterey Bay, San Francisco, and San Marcos -- along with 71 other U.S. colleges and universities have received the new Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

7/25/2005: Community Service Learning Makes Strides
The California State University, a national leader in the field of community service learning, is a pioneer in developing a systemwide approach to the issue. Its effect upon the state is significant and growing.

CSU Impact
The CSU Impact is a monthly e-newsletter that announces recent community service-learning news that affect the CSU, highlights resources developed by our 23-campus system, and provides you with interesting CSU facts about community service learning.

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Last Updated: May 06, 2016