Spring 2017 Newsletter
Program Summary
The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) has six signature programs providing high quality and meaningful public service, leadership development, and civic engagement opportunities for SF State students across the university. Whether students are interested in long term internships or one-day volunteering opportunities, ICCE offers the Community Service-Learning (CSL) Program that helps with the coordination of the service-learning courses and university approved community partners. Below is a year-end summary of ICCE’s signature programs and the Community Service-Learning (CSL) program. Thanks for a great year! 
  • CSL Program
  • Signature Programs
  • 2017 Civic & Community Engagement Awards Winners
CSL Program
CSL Announcements
  • If you are a faculty member who is teaching a CSL course this semester, please remember to submit your students’ service hours into Campus Solutions by Thursday, June 1, 2017. If you have any questions about this process, please visit this link: http://icce.sfsu.edu/content/tracking-student-hours-official-transcripts or contact Glendie Domingo-Lipar at gdlipar@sfsu.edu.

  • ULink49, SF State’s service-learning, internship and volunteer database is getting a new face! Anyone who would like to participate in providing feedback this summer for the new platform to launch this fall, please sign-up here: ULink49 Feedback

For CSL presentations or to add a community partner onto our service-learning website, please contact Glendie Domingo-Lipar at  gdlipar@sfsu.edu to schedule for the upcoming summer and spring semesters.

Signature Programs
Golden Gate National Parks – Academic Internship
This program is a semester-long internship with the Golden Gate National Parks that encourages students to expand their learning and knowledge outside the classroom while earning a stipend and academic credit. Student interns, representing majors across colleges, support their national park in varying capacities such as habitat restoration, media studies, youth development, business management, and more. This year, of the 47 Academic Internships available for students from SF State, City College of San Francisco, and City College of Marin, 27 of the internship positions were filled by SF State students.

The 2017-2018 SF State’s Golden Gate National Parks Interns are as follows:

Avery Stevens - Undeclared
Jayda San Gabriel - Computer Science
Kent Carson - Management
Julian Logiudic i - Geography
Sean Correa - Geography
Cheyenne Lidicotte - Environmental Studies
Melbin Camus - Recreation, Parks, & Tourism
Vanessa Yang - Geography
Mariah Cobb - Anthropology
Cristina Navarro - Recreation, Parks, & Tourism
Christian Trujillo - Business
Samantha Schumann - EnvironmentalStudies
Nina Bazan - International Relations
Leia Guigayom a - Geography
Thomas Keiner - Anthropology
Augustin Melendez - Comm. Studies
Bethany Gregonis - Rec., Parks, & Tourism
Hien-Nhi Langton - Visual Comm. Design
Stephen Lopez - Recreation, Parks, & Tourism
Eric Hatland - Marketing
Petra Martins - Environmental Studies
Jenean Thomas - Environmental Studies
Matthew Guglielmo - Environmental Studies
Raphael Dalit - Geography
Antwan Vu - Political Science
Kathryn Fitzgerald - EnvironmentalStudies
Arianna Cuba - Recreation, Parks, & Tourism
Partners: Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service.

If you are interested in applying next October, please contact Jose R. Lopez at jirlopez@sfsu.edu or visit this program online at http://icce.sfsu.edu/students/programs

America Reads Program
America Reads tutors are SF State University undergraduate students from various backgrounds and majors who are interested in working with youth. As part of their training, tutors utilize creative and innovative ways to design culturally relevant lesson plans to enhance the reading experience for their assigned students. Over time, tutors develop experience and understanding related to working in urban public schools, while they make connections with teachers, principals, supervisors, and, most rewarding, with their elementary level students. For the 2016-2017 academic year, 30 children received 1-on-1 reading support from America Reads tutors. Student tutors also provided general classroom support to over 148 children and 20 teachers. The America Reads training course (ED 645) is ongoing throughout the academic year and provides tutors over 52 hours of in-depth preparation, problem-solving, and community-building. The average America Reads tutor spent more than 250 hours in an elementary-level classroom.

Partner Schools - Longfellow E.S., Junipero Serra E.S., Jose Ortega E.S., Lakeshore E.S., Longfellow E.S., Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, Jose Ortega E.S, El Dorado, and SF ED Fund

If you are interested in more information about the program, please contact Jose R. Lopez at   jirlopez@sfsu.edu or visit our programs online at http://icce.sfsu.edu/students/programs - We are currently hiring students for the fall semester.
America Counts Program
The America Counts tutoring program is a federally funded work-study program whereby SF State students are recruited across colleges to tutor youth in K-8 public schools and after-school programs throughout San Francisco. The program focuses on elementary and middle school students who are struggling with their math skills, but tutors may be asked to tutor and facilitate in other areas such as reading, history, sports, etc. The goal of the program is to help build a strong mathematical foundation for students and in so doing, ensure greater college success and access to careers in a growing technological market. This year, a total of 20 tutors provided after-school program support to over 2,230 children and 10 schools. The average America Reads tutor spent more than 250 hours at each of their after school programs. 

Partner Schools - Sheridan E.S. Cesar Chavez E.S., Guadalupe E.S., Mission Education Center, Cesar Chavez E.S., Marshall E.S., Lakeshore E.S., James Denman M.S., Lakeshore E.S., and Sunnyside E.S.

If you are interested in more information about the program, please contact Jose R. Lopez at   jirlopez@sfsu.edu or visit our programs online at http://icce.sfsu.edu/students/programs - We are currently hiring students for the fall semester.

JusticeCorps Internship
JusticeCorps is an AmeriCorps program that has both a fellowship for recent college graduates or current seniors, and a student member program for students who will be enrolled in one of five partner universities: San Francisco State, Cal State East Bay, San Jose State, Stanford, and UC Berkeley. Every year, we recruit SF State students, who serve self-represented litigants in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Alameda Counties.
Our members assist litigants who cannot afford attorneys to help themselves resolve their legal matters in family and civil law. JusticeCorps accepts applications every February for the year-long program that begins each fall. They also offer a select number of full-time positions providing an opportunity for members to receive a living allowance during their one-year term of service, as well as an education award.

The 2017-2018 SF State’s JusticeCorps Interns are as follows: 
Giselle Romero - Political Science
Daisy Rojas - Criminal Justice
Enrique Perez - Political Science
Nadia Padilla - Liberal Studies
Angelina Alvarez - Criminal Justice
Adisorn Wannaviroj - Criminal Justice
Tatiana Ramos - Criminal Justice
Juliana Romero - Criminal Justice
If you are interested in applying next February, please contact Jose R. Lopez at jirlopez@sfsu.edu or visit the program online at http://icce.sfsu.edu/students/programs.
2017 Civic & Community Engagement Awards Winners
The annual Civic & Community Engagement Awards Ceremony recognizes individuals and groups for their exceptional leadership, service, and collaboration. It is the essence of these achievements, and more, that strengthen the bonds of engagement connecting the university with the community.

Congratulations to all this years award winners!  Who will you nominate for next year!? 
Student Awards for Excellence in Community Engagement
  • Sofia Alejandra Cardenas
  • Sharron Watts
  • Amanda Bent
  • Martin Blanco
Student Awards for Excellence in Service Learning
  • Jan Lhor Bruan
  • Gant Guzman
  • Kristina Vasquez
Faculty Award for Excellence in Service Learning
  • Felix Kury
Community Partnership Award for Excellence in Service Learning
  •  NICOS Chinese Health Coalition: Kent Woo, Executive Director
SF State Nomination to the Bay Area Jefferson Award for Public Service
  •  Dean Kenneth P. Monteiro
 Visit http://icce.sfsu.edu/awards to see our photo gallery of the Awards Ceremony! 
Have a great summer!  Come visit us if you’re on campus!
Thanks to everyone who was involved with ICCE during this academic year. Spread the good word of all your work to your faculty colleagues, student peers, and community partners.  As stated by the late great Martin Luther King, Jr. "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." Let us know how we can support you and your great work!
Institute for Civic & Community Engagement (ICCE)
San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS 206

San Francisco, CA 94132

Email: icce@sfsu.edu

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