Service Learning Institute

Community and Alumni Impact

Service Learning at CSUMB:

25 Years of Doing What Matters


CSUMB 25th Anniversary Service Learning Institute logo

Service Learning in Action

Have you ever purchased produce from Everyone's Harvest Farmer's Market in Marina, CA? Have you watched the Salinas-based César Chávez Futból Academy team compete in a state-wide match? Then you've experienced firsthand how service learning at CSUMB impacts community members, students, and alumnae.

Each year, CSUMB service learning students contribute over 100,000 hours of service to over 400 schools, non-profit organizations, and government agencies in our region. In addition, our service learning community partners tell us that CSUMB students bring valuable new energy and new ideas to their organizations.

After a semester of service learning, many students continue as interns or as permanent employees. In addition, many of our partner organizations hire former CSUMB service learning students. Service learning often leads to the creation of brand new community organizations. 

The work of service learning continues to give back and pay it forward as CSUMB graduates have a real impact in our communities and around the world.