Service Learning

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Connecting Classrooms with Communities

Community Service Learning (CSL) courses are designed to help you apply theoretical classroom knowledge to structured, community-based experiences. CSL courses proivde structured critical reflection and opportunities for professional development. Additionally, you can expand your social network by cultivating relationship with your peers, faculty member, and diverse community members. Acquiring a social network early on in college through developing social and cultural capital are vital to increasing student success and retention rates. Community members can benefit substantially from your dedication to raise public awareness and commitment to addressing existing community issues. Supporting CSL courses is part of our mission at ICCE to develop civically responsible students and strengthen the relationship between our university and diverse community partners. 


Benefits of Service Learning

  • Obtain experience to build out your resume in preparation for your future career and/or graduate school
  • Explore potential career fields and network with community members 
  • Post CSL service hours on your official transcript 
  • Develop problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills
  • Expand your social network with SF State students and faculty members
  • Make a difference by influencing  policy outcomes, advocating for change, and/or addressing community-based issues

CSL Course List 


Archives: Student CSL Spotlights

Frequently Asked Questions