10/14 New Community Partner Orientation

The Service Learning Institute (SLI) will be hosting several gatherings each semester to orient new Community Partners.
In these workshops potential partners will learn how to become an established partner with the SLI, act as a co-educator, and the responsibilities as a site supervisor for service learners.


Washington Center Internship

The Service Learning Institute is partnering with The Washington Center Internship Program. Founded by the late William M. Burke who believed that all young people inherently possess the ability to lead.  The Washington Center cultivates and transforms the younger generation into civically minded citizens. CSU Monterey Bay has $20,000 in scholarship monies available for the Summer 2014 or Fall 2014 program.

Community Garden an Oasis on Soledad St.

Article taken from the Salinas Californian March 7, 2013

Along Soledad Street in the Chinatown neighborhood there is a plot of land, 2,500 square feet of serenity amid bitter misfortune, as different from the street as green is to gray. It’s known simply as “the garden” throughout the neighborhood.

In the Land of the Free

 Free: Having the legal and political rights of a citizen

The Service Learning Institute has fashioned a film series themed "Social Justice... Not Just Us" The first film, Watsonville On Stike (directed by Jon Silver) was shown in 2010. The idea was to show a dynamite documentary film and afterwards engage in a discussion.


Stephanie Johnson, Artist, Fellow & Peacemaker...

Insert a description of the image here.Stephanie Anne Johnson, Associate Professor in the Visual and Public Art Department has been appointed a 2012 Fellow for the Wildflowers Institute in San Francisco. As a Fellow she will “provide leadership in developing community think tanks and training programs”.

Enid Baxter Blader Awarded A Champion of the Arts

Insert a description of the image here. Professor Enid Baxter Blader was awarded as a 2012 Local Champion of the Arts.

Fall 2011 Soup, Salad & Service

Insert a description of the image here.Each semester, the Service Learning Institute sponsors opportunities for Service Learning faculty to discuss their scholarly work related to service at lunch time sessions called "Soup, Salad, & Service".


Chinatown Renewal Newsletter Summer 2011

The Salinas Downtown Community Board, SDCB, is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to provide
advice and recommendations to local government, government agencies and other community stakeholders on issues focused on improving the quality of life for individuals and businesses located in the downtown Salinas area. The Chinatown Renewal Project is a collaborative effort of the City of Salinas, CSUMB, & the SDCB.