During the 2017-2018 academic year, 3,310 students provided 114,651 hours of service in community agencies and schools throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties. The monetary value of this service, calculated using the Independent Sector Value of Community and Volunteer Service (2017), totals 3.3 million dollars.
Service Learning Outcomes
All service learning classes at CSUMB teach to a common set of learning outcomes for lower and upper division courses. Lower Division and Upper Division Service Learning Outcomes.
The Service Learning Institute works with other groups and departments on several projects including AmeriCorps, Chinatown Renewal, The Catalyst Center and Student Projects.
The CSUMB Service Learning Institute has the Marian Penn award and the Spotlight Awards. In addition, CSUMB is recognized as a national leader in service learning and civic engagement.