October 30, 2017
2018 Call to Service Initiative — community engagement grants seek applicants
ICCE has announced the 2018 Call to Service grants for activity activities to take place during calendar year 2018 (March – December 15, 2018). Call to Service grants support SF State faculty and staff in providing service learning, community and civic engagement opportunities to students and in disseminating service learning knowledge, research or findings.
Proposals will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. APPLY EARLY! APPLY NOW!
Funding is provided from the CSU Chancellor's Office Call to Service Initiative. For information, criteria, guidelines and how to submit, please click here.
America Counts Tutor Receives Fulbright Award
Daniel Jeronimo Mota of San Francisco State University have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Mota will serve as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia. Daniel Mota is a graduating senior in Molecular and Cell Biology.
Mota is one of over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will conduct research, teach English, and provide expertise abroad for the 2017-2018 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields. (Read More)
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given more than 370,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Fulbrighters address critical global challenges in all areas while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 57 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 82 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.
May 24, 2017
Message from the Faculty Director
As the spring semester has ended, this is a special time of the academic year. Celebrations, recognition ceremonies, social gatherings, and of course commencement. Congratulations to the Class of 2017!! (Read more.)
Call for Nominations: Civic & Community Engagement Awards
ICCE is now accepting nominations for the annual Civic & Community Engagement Awards honoring students, faculty, staff and community partners whose leadership, service and collaboration strengthen the bonds of engagement that connect the University and the community. Help recognize students, faculty, staff members and community partners who have made outstanding contributions to their communities through service and community-engaged scholarship. Nominations are sought for the following categories:
- Faculty Award for Excellence in Service Learning
- Student Award for Excellence in Service Learning
- Community Partnership Award for Excellence in Service Learning
- Student Award for Excellence in Community Engagement (Students may self-nominate)
- SF State's Nomination to the Bay Area Jefferson Award for Public Service.
The deadline for submissions has been extended to Thurs., March 30. For information about award criteria, guidelines, and nomination forms, and to RSVP for this event, please visit icce.sfsu.edu/awards.
February 6, 2017
2017 Call to Service Initiative — community engagement mini-grants seek applicants
ICCE has announced the 2017 Call to Service Mini-Grants. The mini-grants are designed to support faculty and staff in providing service-learning opportunities to students and in disseminating service-learning knowledge, research or findings. Deadline for all grant applications is Friday, February 24th. Note: Funding is provided through the CSU Chancellor's Office Call to Service Initiative. For information, criteria, guidelines and proposal forms, please visit https://icce.sfsu.edu/content/mini-grants
January 25, 2017
Message from the Faculty Director
Welcome to Spring 2017 at SF State! I am thrilled and honored to begin my new role as faculty director of ICCE. We’ve had outstanding leadership over the years and the team here is remarkable. They are dedicated, knowledgeable, competent, and more. One of the key elements of the Institute for Civic & Community Engagement (ICCE) is to cultivate strong, well rounded students; the Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning promotes and fosters this commitment through supporting the wide range of activities, programs, and services offered to faculty, staff and students across campus. Furthermore, ICCE takes pride in its pledge to social justice, and helps nourish a family of students, teachers, and scholars who are all active learners. (Read more)
January 25, 2017
Introducing ICCE's New Civic Engagement Fellowship Program at SF State!
This Fellowship’s mission is to assist SF State students gain skills and create positive change in the SF State community. Making an explicit connection between the students’ education and its application in the world is a central component of the fellowship experience. The Fellows program is an institutionalize leadership program at SF State that develops confident and passionate civic-minded leaders to foster a campus community and culture that is engaged in the issues that matter most to the communities. (Read More)
October 7, 2016
SF State recognized nationally for community service
The 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognized San Francisco State University for its commitment to community service, service-learning and civic engagement. The General Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction list list included SF State and three other campuses (Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills and Fresno). The honor roll recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of best practices in campus community partnerships. SF State was also recognized in the education category for its commitment to improving educational outcomes in undergraduate education.
The Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes colleges and universities' commitment to service learning and alignment of community engagement efforts with their institutional mission, culture, resources and practices also recognized 14 CSU campuses. SF State has appeared on this list since 2006.
According to CSU Center for Community Engagement data, nearly 68,000 students had the opportunity to participate in 3,139 service-learning courses across the system in 2015-16. Today, more than half of the CSU's 475,000 students are engaged in some type of community service, totaling 32 million hours of service annually.
September 16, 2016
America Reads tutor honored by CSU Trustees
San Francisco State University senior Marisa Jimison has been named the Trustee Emerita Claudia Hampton Scholar by the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees. Awarded this year for the first time, the $9,000 scholarship recognizes a student who is pursuing a career in teaching and comes from a traditionally underserved population or educationally disadvantaged community.
ICCE faculty director announced!
We are delighted to announce that Professor of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, Nina S. Roberts has been named Faculty Director of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) and will begin her tenure January 2017. During her 11 years of service, research and teaching at SF State, she has published extensively on racial disparities and social justice in recreation programs and outdoor education, partnered with colleagues at SF State and across the CSU to create community-based learning opportunities, and mentored scores of students in experiential education; she has also served as director of the Pacific Leadership Institute. In addition to her work at SF State, Roberts brings 22 years of personal experience with non-profit, community and federal organizations, which honed her ability to forge partnerships across diverse communities. ICCE reports to the Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning. "Nina Roberts is a champion of community-engaged research, pedagogy, and service at all levels, and I am excited that she will lead ICCE into the next chapter of its powerful future," Dean Jennifer Summit said.