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Changes at JUMP: Goodbye Genevieve and Welcome Amanda


Changes at JUMP: Goodbye Genevieve and Welcome Amanda "One of the reasons I was attracted to this position was the energy and excitement of the SSU students to make a difference in their, and my new, community. SSU students are incredibly passionate, and I am ready to see the passion in action." And we here at the CCE are excited to work with her too. Amanda Hanson is thrilled to join the SSU Associated Students staff as the Community Service Coordinator for Join Us Making Progress (JUMP). Amanda...

Circle of Sisters: The Power of Know


Circle of Sisters: The Power of Know "It's really fun, with insight and leadership skills." - Lidia Morales The day was filled with anticipation and excitement. My Women's and Gender Studies 311 service-learning class worked all semester planning a series of workshops about topics that are of interest to young girls including friendship, nutrition, and body empowerment. Long-standing community partner Circle of Sisters brought a large group of girls from from several surrounding cities to Sonoma State University for the Power of Know Conference. College students designed...

How to Post a Job in the Community Job Listing


Thanks to all your support, the LinkedIn Community Organizations and Higher Education Partnerships group and job board is growing. We are no longer able to keep up with your requests to list jobs. We will add your job five business days after we hear about it. But there's no need to wait! You can add your job now. We will get it on Twitter right away. Here's how to add your nonprofit or governmental job:...

Community Engagement & You


Community Engagement & You by Ashley Simon "Service-learning students become a liaison between you and the community," explains Engineering Science professor Dr. Farid Farahmand. This helps form beneficial relationships. Students learn from professors and use what they learn for the common good. He says that service-learning provides him direction for where to go in his teaching. An intimate group of Sonoma State University faculty and community partners participated in the Community Engagement and You conference, led by facilitator Jeff Young. Conference participants talked about...

How to Find Something to Do in Sonoma County


Related: Don't Wait Five Days! Add Your Event Now! Related: How to Share the Sonoma County Community Events Calendar Are you looking for something to do in Sonoma County? Learn how with these step-by-step instructions....

Presenting in Paradise


Presenting in Paradise Part 2 of 3 guest blog posts by Sonoma State University faculty who presented at the 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference. by Guest Blogger Deborah Roberts MSN, EdD, Department of Nursing...

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Discovery Day 2014


Discovery Day 2014 by Domonique Jimerson "The most important thing I learned through participation in Discovery Day was how interested these kids are already about going to college, and how they are already planning to lead brighter lives." - Emerald Culmer-Royster, SSU student Discovery Day provides Roseland University Prep (RUP) freshman with the opportunity to visit their local university, providing many with their first introduction to higher education. Furthermore, over a hundred Sonoma State University (SSU) service-learners provide the RUP students with...

Why Aren't All Educators Incorporating Service-Learning?


Why Aren't All Educators Incorporating Service-Learning? Part 1 of 3 guest blog posts by Sonoma State University faculty who presented at the 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference. by Guest Blogger Dr. Emily Acosta Lewis, Communications Studies The most interesting conversation I had during the three days of the 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference wasn't with a service-learning professional or researcher, it was with a student from Sweden who was doing a three-week exchange program at the University of Hawaii. She was wandering around the...

Shadow Day 2014


Shadow Day 2014 by Alexis Simpson "I loved the person that took us around. Her name is Shy and she is amazing. She changed my mind and now I see SSU is another option for me for college. Shy explained so many things to us around campus and gave us the best tour I have ever had at a college. SSU has great people to be around and a good positive energy that we felt yesterday. For the next five years, my...

Careers for the Common Good Panel 2014


Careers for the Common Good Panel 2014 "Know who you are, know what drives you," affirmed panelist Sean Michetti from the Peace Corps. All of the Careers for the Common Good speakers stressed the importance of internships and volunteering because they are an entry point for many nonprofits and governmental organizations. Sean Michetti said, "To apply the knowledge is more important than the grades you get." Getting some experience on paper makes you competitive for a position to an employer. "Have on your resumé that you have...