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Students from these California campuses were selected in January 2015 to participate in California Campus Compact's Community Engagement Student Fellowship (CESF) program, a 4-month initiative specifically designed to support student leaders advancing service, service-learning and community engagement at California Campus Compact member campuses throughout the state.

Loyola Marymount University: This activity focuses on ways to find two student leaders to address the need for an online presence for the Community-Based Learning program of Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Service and Action. Student Leaders will help to develop a web presence with portals for students, faculty, and community partners. This activity will impact the campus and community by making it easier for students to participate in engaged learning, for faculty to monitor the student experience, and for partners to interact with the campus.

Occidental College: The Office of Community Engagement at Occidental College will engage two CESF Student Fellows who will enact the community engagement mission of the college through two projects: A project that will develop a sustained program with our local elderly community; andA project that will engage young people in the arts.

UC Merced: One CESF Fellow will work with Bobcat Partnerships, a new program that will begin in Fall of 2014,which trains and equips student leaders to facilitate the student experience as participants in introductory, short-term community service projects. The goal is to educate students around reciprocal “service” as it exists within concepts of social justice, dignity and equality. Helping students understand their participation within the larger context of social issues and needs, the Bobcat Partnership Project Leader Fellow will collaborate with both community partners and students to help build a reciprocal, holistic experience.The second CESF Fellow will work with theReading Skills Literacy Initiative. The CESFFellow will lead the after school literacy mentoring program. The pilot program partnership with Franklin Elementary School this fall has been enthusiastically received. UCM students are trained in reading acquisition, tutoring, and program management elements of “Book Buddies” developmental reading program. The Fellow oversees and supports UCM student volunteers, facilitates reading assessments and remediations among K-2nd graders, and assists in keeping ongoing records of children’s reading activities and progress.

University of Redlands: Students are passionate about serving our neighborhood and community and they do it in several ways. One of the University’s largest programs is providing homework assistance and tutoring to local children at no cost to their families. Homework help and tutoring services are in high demand in our area and many families are unable to afford academic assistance, and University students are serving to answer those needs. We have an on-campus location for free homework assistance, and 3 an off-campus locations at the Boys and Girls Club of Redlands, Mustard Seed Tutorial Center and the Redlands Community Center allowing our program to help more children in our community.

University of San Francisco: The CESF Fellow will be serving as a tutor at Wallenberg High School in the neighborhood adjacent to University of San Francisco. She will be working one-on-one with students. The tutoring will allow strong tutor-student relationships, strengthening students’ academic abilities, writing skills, and love of learning.