About Us


The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) provides opportunities for civic engagement and leadership development at San Francisco State University for students, faculty, staff, and community members. Through innovative courses, experiential learning, political engagement, participatory action research, and direct services, we connect the resources and expertise of the urban university with the knowledge and assets of diverse communities. Working locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally, we cultivate strong leaders who will effectively advocate for social, economic and educational inclusion, and fully participate in the civic life and political processes of their communities.



We offer placement opportunities with community-based organizations, internships with civic organizations, and scholarships that recognize exemplary service. We promote the recognition of service learning activities on academic transcripts.

facutly and staff

Staff and Faculty

We promote professional development through grants and administrative support for community-based teaching and research. We offer training and support for incorporating community service learning and civic engagement activities into courses across the curriculum.


Community Partners

We facilitate partnerships between SF State and civic and community organizations to promote education, research, and service that make a difference in the work you do.

Service Learning

Service Learning

We encourage our faculty and students to engage in understanding, building, and improving our communities by developing and supporting of programs designed to incorporate academic coursework with community-based learning and leadership.