President Ochoa’s Investiture Day of Service & Learning: Building Connections, Building Community
CSUMB University Center Building 29
Saturday, November 16, 2013
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
In honor of President Ochoa’s investiture and recognizing CSUMB’s commitment to service and community building, the Service Learning Institute is organizing a day of service and learning for the entire campus community.
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.
As the fall semester begins and the November elections draw near, individual CSUMB community members as well as student clubs and organizations will undoubtedbly initiate voter registration drives and partisan campaigns.
The Service Learning Institute’s Volunteer Infrastructure Program (VIP) will be entering its third year in late August, 2012 when 13 AmeriCorps members join local agencies for 10-12 months to be spent building
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.
“In this moment – when congress and governors are doing nothing for job creation, not enough to stem the foreclosure crisis, cutting school budgets when they should be expanding them, participating in a wave of voter suppression – the country and young people need the NAACP more than ever.” –Ben Jealous.
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”.