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Welcome to the 2014-2015 Hiring Page for the Student Leadership in Service Learning Program!

Below you will find the following:

Hiring Process Description

To apply for the Student Leadership in Service Learning Program:

  • Review all of the course- and community-based positions available for the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Attend one or more of the Meet & Greet sessions
  • Determine which position(s) you are interested in applying for (students may apply for more than one position)
  • Submit the (sl)² Application Packet to Deborah Burke via hard copy (Attn: Deborah Burke, Service Learning Institute, Bldg. 44, Room 108)
  • Contact that service learning faculty or community partner for an interview (please bring your completed (sl)² Application Packet). If the service learning faculty or community partner selects you as a Service Learning Student Leader, then please submit an (sl)² Program Partnership Proposal, which includes the following:
    • A Letter of Support from the faculty or community partner
    • A completed (sl)² Application Packet
  • Based on available funding the Service Learning Institute will then select (sl)² Program Partnerships for the 2014-2015 academic year.


Please note: While students are encouraged to pursue more than one course- or community-based position, when it comes time to submit the (sl)² Application Packet, students may only submit one (sl)² Application Packet.

Hiring Process Timeline 


  • The Service Learning Institute hosts four Meet & Greet sessions so that faculty, community partners, and interested students have an opportunity to learn more about one another and the (sl)² program.  The Meet and Greets are on the following dates:
    • Monday, March 24th from 9:00am-10am @ Service Learning Institute (Bldg 44)
    • Wednesday, March 26th from 9:00am-10am @ Service Learning Institute (Bldg 44)
    • Friday, March 28th from 10:00am-11:00am @ Service Learning Institute (Bldg 44)
  • Interested students submit an (sl)² Program application by Friday, April 4th
  • Interested students arrange an interview with faculty or community partners during the timeframe of Monday, April 14th - Monday, April 28th
  • Following interviews, faculty and communiy partners select one student with whom they would like to work with, and write a Letter of Support for the student
  • Prospective students then submit an (sl)² Program Partnership Proposal by Friday, May 2nd to the Service Learning Institute, which includes the following:
    • Letter of support from faculty or community organization
    • (sl)² Program application filled out by student
  • Based on available funding, the Service Learning Institute selects and announces (sl)² Program partnerships for the 2014/2015 Academic Year on Friday, May 9th


(sl)² Program Positions Available 

Chinatown Community Learning Center - Jeff Lehner (jlehner@csumb.edu)

The Learning Center located in the Chinatown area of Salinas provides free educational opportunities, computer training and serves as a resource center for the marginalized homeless community of Salinas. Primary goal of the learning center is to improve well-being for the residents of Chinatown and the surrounding areas by providing education, safety and social services. The Center is open M-F 9am-2pm.

The Chinatown Community Learning Center is a project of CSUMB’s Service Learning Institute. The Center functions as a resource for the residents of Chinatown which are primarily the poor, homeless, drug-addicted, and mentally ill. The Center offers free broadband access to the residents of Chinatown and provides over a dozen computers for public use.

Furthermore, the Center functions as a classroom where residents can gain job readiness skills, basic to advanced computer literacy skills, nutritional/dietary education, conflict resolution skills and more. The classroom also functions as a satellite classroom for CSUMB capstone, service learning students, as well as student volunteers to interface with our needy population.

 The Learning Center functions as a micro-enterprise incubator and has already fledged a silkscreen shop. We support a homeless street paper run by the residents and supported by CSUMB.

 Finally, the Learning Center also functions as a social service drop-in center with two private counseling rooms.   

Hours of Service: Mon-Fri, 8am-2pm


Washington Middle School AVID Program - Robert Cannon (robert.cannon@salinasuhsd.org)

There are six sections of AVID students at Washington Middle School: 3 sections of 7th grade students and 3 sections of 8th grade students. The student leader will support the recruitment and training of CSUMB service learning students to support 180 students in the AVID Program. The student leader will:
• Participate in class presentations to recruit CSUMB students
• Orient service learning students to Washington Middle School and AVID
• Facilitate CSUMB students completing their Learning Agreements
• Schedule CSUMB students for AVID tutoring sessions
• Support the training of CSUMB students in AVID methods
• Tutor students using AVID methods
• Assist with AVID fieldtrips to CSUMB

Hours of Service: AVID tutorials are held on Mon./Fri. 9:00 – 3:44; Tues./Thurs. 9:00 – 3:44; Weds. 9:50 – 3:31


Dorothy's Hospitality Center - Stephanie Johnson (stejohnson@csumb.edu)

The Day Room Shelter is an essential gathering space in our Hospitality Center on Soledad Street in Salinas. Here guests take shelter, care for basic health and hygiene needs, socialize, and access many services geared at helping them live with greater dignity. The shelter provides opportunities that are extremely difficult, if not impossible, to find in other locations around the County (e.g. free access to bathrooms and showers and a mailing location to freely receive mail), while offering a safe space to solve problems, explore friendships and embark on needed personal growth issues. The personal attention, crisis support, and community-building activities we offer create an environment where healing can be experienced and change can begin for people who are most often in an emergency state.

Hours of Service: The Day Room is open from 9am-10pm three days a week


Seaside High School - Angel Esver (aesver@mpusd.k12.ca.us)

Seaside High School is located in Seaside and is one of four 9 through 12th grade high schools in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. Seaside High School’s vision is to prepare students for life in the 21st Century by meeting individual needs through equal access to an integrated curriculum. All students are encouraged to become life‐long learners committed to the pursuit of knowledge. All students are taught to appreciate and understand the richness of multicultural diversity and global awareness.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Student Leader:
• Recruit and Orientation for Seaside High Service Learners
• Track paperwork and hour completion by SLs
• Liaison between Teachers, Service Learners and CSUMB
• Provides Direct Service when necessary
• Support Service Learning Supervisor when necessary

Hours of Service: Mon-Fri 8am-3pm, with meetings after school


Everyone's Harvest - Iris Peppard (ipeppard@csumb.edu)

Everyone’s Harvest started in the fall of 2001, when two California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) students, Iris Diana Peppard and Sarah Van Der Stad dreamt up the idea of starting a farmers market in their town of Marina. Everyone loved the idea and many were interested in lending a hand so Peppard turned the project into her CSUMB Capstone Project for her Integrated Studies degree at CSUMB. The students along with community members created a business plan, gained support from the City of Marina and residents, obtained permission to have the market at the Monterey-Salinas Transit Center, recruited farmers and raised funds from the Marina Rotary Club, Marina Kiwanis, Marina Chamber of Commerce and personal donations. The hard work paid off and the year-round Marina Certified Farmers’ Market opened in June 2003, operated by a new 501(c) 3 public benefit corporation, EH, founded by Iris D. Peppard. The organization has since opened seasonal markets in Alisal/East Salinas, Natividad Medical Center and a year-round market in Pacific Grove. EH has been a leader advancing healthy food access in MC helping families use Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)/food stamps at markets and creating community garden partnerships. Everyone’s Harvest current projects include: Certified Farmers’ Markets in Marina, Pacific Grove, Alisal/East Salinas and Natividad Medical Center, Pueblo Del Mar Garden, The Shoreline Garden, Fresh Produce Stand in a USDA-designated food desert: partnering with the new CSUMB Food Advocates for Real Meals (FARM) Club to run a Fresh Produce Stand to provide fresh produce to the CSUMB and Fort Ord communities.

Everyone’s Harvest would see a Service Learning role and responsibilities to include:
• Outreach, recruit, and orientate Service Learning students to Everyone’s Harvest
• Check-in and spend some time working side-by-side with Service Learning students and other volunteers to develop and enhance the over-all volunteer experience with Everyone’s Harvest
• Mentor and support students conducting special projects with Everyone’s Harvest
• With time available, assist other Everyone’s Harvest staff members when needed

Hours of Service: anytime Sun-Fri 8am-5pm


The Village Project - Hasani Mason (hmason@ucmerced.edu)

The Village Project is a non-profit, community-based organization that helps our “communities reach a greater state of well-being by strengthening families through the delivery of community based, culturally specific, services.” The afterschool program provides a safe haven for academic, cultural and enrichment activities for youth.

The student leader will provide coordination and support for CSUMB service learning students participating in the The Village Project’s after school program. The student leader will be involved with class presentations at CSUMB and orientations at The Village Project. Student leaders are responsible for ensuring that service learning students complete their learning agreements and will work with students in setting their schedule for service. Additionally, student leaders will support CSUMB students with transportation (e.g., providing information about bus schedules or facilitating car pools).

Student leaders also will provide peer mentoring and support and facilitate mid-semester reflections with service learning students about their experiences of service with The Village Project. Also, there are opportunities for student leaders to be involved with two special projects: a mural project and a literacy project. For the mural project the student leader will be involved with community outreach to support the project. For the literacy project the student leader would organize CSUMB service learning students to read for 30 minutes on a weekly basis with youth from the after school program.

Hours of Service: The afterschool program at The Village Project operates Mon – Fri, 2:00 – 6:00


MEarth at the Hilton Bialek Habitat - Merrie Potter (merrie@mearthcarmel.org)

MEarth (pronounced "Me Earth") provides hands on environmental education to youth and adults of the Monterey Peninsula.  We have three primary program areas: Native Plant Nursery and Restoration, Organic Gardening, and farm to table Culinary Classes.  Our mission is to reconnect people to nature and raise awareness of how our decisions impact the environment.

Roles and responsibilities would include recruiting and training new service learnings at the beginning of each semester, including orienting them to the site.  Additionally, tracking and scheduling service learner's involvement over the semester, and actively involved as a volunteer in all program areas.

Hours of Service: MEarth is open M-F 8am - 5pm, with occaisonal events on the weekends.



For more information about the 2014-2015 Student Leadership in Service Learning Hiring Process, please contact:

Shelby Rogers - Program Specialist of Service Learning Leadership

srogers@csumb.edu or (831) 582-4604

Deborah Burke - Faculty Coordinator of Service Learning Leadership

dburke@csumb.edu or (831) 582-3631