Alana Harrison Parks and Bridgette Johnson from Pamela Motoike's Spring 2012 SL200 Educational Equity course remake "I Wanna Be a Billionaire" with original lyrics.
Spring 2012 Pursuit Expo
250 students from 8 Monterey County High Schools were bused to CSUMB for all day expo designed to impress upon them the value of service, internships, volunteering and mentoring. The event was supported by college age guides, professional mentors, workshops, a take-home workbook, and 35 community partners.To read more follow this link http://cofcmp.wordpress.com/category/events/pursuit-youth-expo/ to the Community of Caring site.
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Service Learning project helps revitalize Soledad Street
When communities and universities partner, real social change occurs. Through the collective efforts of the Service Learning Institute, California State University, Monterey Bay, local social service agencies and Salinas residents and businesses, the revitalization of Soledad Street and Chinatown has become a reality. Together, we are creating opportunities for growth and new life where previously only desperation existed. Through this partnership, Soledad Street is experiencing a re-birth.
With support from a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, students and faculty from the university are working with city and community partners to make the area more economically viable for the city and its residents. Students, faculty and staff are providing computer training to the guests at Dorothy's Place, and helping them create small businesses. A community garden is being created, and community members are being trained in horticulture, landscaping and organics. The partnership and grant mean a new community learning center and job training center for the area as well.
CSUMB is the only university in California, and one of the few nationally, to have made service learning a requirement for all undergraduate students. That means students take their academic learning and pair it with their efforts to "build" their multicultural communities in a better way. It is a powerful experience that involves more than volunteering, more than a car wash - it is a way to foster positive social change and develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be active community members and future community leaders.
Through service learning and a partnership with the city of Salinas, CSUMB faculty, staff and students are helping make the Salinas Valley and Monterey Bay region a healthier, vital, and livable place for all the region's residents.