Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Welcome to The Office of Community Engagement!

 Our Vision

The Office of Community Engagement at CSUN enhances academic experiences through service learning, engaged research and sustained partnerships within the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles Area.

Our Mission

The Office of Community Engagement—based on the principles of reciprocity, civic responsibility, and democratic values—seeks to:

1.  Enrich scholarship and enhance the curriculum for students, faculty, and staff

2.  Create high impact, community-based academic experiences

3.  Sustain reciprocal community and academic partnerships between CSUN and the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area communities

4.  Prepare educated, engaged citizens to become lifelong, civically minded learners and leaders 

Tell us Your Story!
We want to hear about your community needs, projects, or your ideas for impacting our community.  Tell us about your experience working with the community and how we can help!
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Our Spring 2019 Service Learning Grant Applications are now CLOSED

Community Engagement Offers the following grants to tenured, tenure-track, and lecturer faculty:

  • Faculty Community Engaged Research Grant ($2,000)
    The purpose of this grant is to support a faculty member conducting community engaged research or disseminating research during the Spring 2019 academic year. 
  • Student Scholar: ($500)
    The purpose of this grant is to support a service-learning faculty member's course by providing a student scholar to offer assistance with the S4 database, risk management protocal, and other pedagogically-related activities during the Spring 2019 academic year.
  • Disciplinary Grant ($3000)
    The purpose of this grant is to support one faculty in designing and implementing a service-learning course. This grant includes a student scholar to offer assistance with the S4 database, risk management protocol, and other pedagogically-related activities during the Spring 2019 academic year.

For more details, click here 

The office of Community Engagement would like to congratulate the following Grant recipients.

Disciplinary Grant:
Professor Krystal Jo Howard, Professor Barbara Eisenstock,Professor Jennifer Pemberton, Professor Lisa Chaudhari, Professor Monicka Guevara , Professor Yoshie Hanzawa , Professor Matthew Clements , Professor Jessica Baty , Professor Virginia Vandergon

Disciplinary Start-Up Grant:
Professor Paula DiMarco, Professor Marie Cartier, Professor Mirna Sawyer, and Professor Nelida Duran

Interdisciplinary Grant:
Professor Barbara Eisenstock, Professor Jessica Baty, Professor  Mirna Sawyer, Professor Nelida Duran

Faculty Engaged Research:
Professor Veronica Becerra, Professor Marie Cartier, Professor Cedric Hackett, Professor Annette Bensnilian, Professor David Boyns, Professor Douglas Kaback, Professor Carrie Pullen, Professor Carmen Saunders

Travel Grant:
Professor Barbara Eisenstock, Professor Marie Cartier, Professor Lisa Chaudhari

 Our 2017-2018 Service Learning Student Scholars

 Interested in law and civic engagement?

The JusticeCorps program offers great opportunities in social justice.