STEM Engaged Learning
CSU STEM VISTA Program

With 23 campuses spread across nearly every region of the state, the CSU plays a vital role in providing hands on education to California’s future workforce. Higher education is the antidote to poverty, crime, violence. An investment in higher education is an investment in the fabric of California.”

Chancellor Timothy P. White

In July 2014, the CSU Center for Community Engagement (CCE) launched the first systemwide AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program, CSU STEM VISTA: Building Institutional Capacity for a Stronger Baccalaureate.

Twelve outstanding individuals currently serve in CSU STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) departments, colleges or academically-based institutes to increase student success at the college and K-12 level, particularly among traditionally underrepresented students.

CSU STEM VISTA members have a variety of roles: addressing issues of poverty, empowering communities, building organizational capacity, and developing sustainable solutions. See VISTA blog.

Recruitment for VISTA host sites for the 2015-2016 academic year is now underway. Learn more about becoming a VISTA Host Site.