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.
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 Student Leadership in Service Learning Program (sl2) is a peer leadership program with the goal of providing transformative service learning experiences. These leaders are selected for their passion about social justice, their leadership skills, and their connection to the community. Serving as liaisons between the students, faculty, and community partners, the student leaders make social justice oriented service a reality.
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.