Welcome to the Office of Community Engagement!


Count Down To Coyote Cares Day!

Coyote Cares Day is on April 29, 2017 at Lower Commons.

Coyote Cares Day is our an annual community engagement and volunteer service day for CSUSB students, faculty and staff. It will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in conjunction with National Volunteer Week.

Don't forget we are 1 day away from Coyote Cares Day 'Yotes! We can't wait to see all of our CSUSB volunteers. See you all soon!

Community Pride=Coyote Pride

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ATTENTION COYOTE CARES DAY VOLUNTEERS!

Coyote Cares Day is Saturday, April 29, 2017. The Office of Community Engagement is anticipating large crowds this year with more than 500 students and 18 registered project sites.

We are asking all volunteers to please arrive early in order to ensure on-time departure.

7:00AM: Volunteer check-in (Lower Commons) where you will receive your volunteer shirt and site location
7:00AM – 7:55AM: Breakfast is served (Obershaw Dinning Room)
7:40AM – 7:50AM: Coyote Cares Day Kick-Off and Opening Remarks (Obershaw Dinning Room)
8:15AM – 8:30AM: Vans and Buses depart to service site locations
9:00AM – 12:00PM: Volunteer at the service sites in the community
12:00PM – 2:00PM: Return to campus to enjoy lunch and music with your fellow Yotes!

A few helpful tips:
Many students are planting, gardening and painting, so please plan your clothes and shoes accordingly – no open toed shoes are allowed and your clothes may become dirty.

Don’t bring anything that you don’t want to carry around all day. This includes purses, backpacks and etc. - Please leave them at home or in your car.

You will be outside, please wear a hat and/or wear sunscreen and for those with long hair please wear your hair up and leave jewelry at home.

Volunteers should avoid wearing clothes that are revealing and please do not wear short shorts.

Take pictures – Participate in the Photo Contest! Best group action picture will win!

Coyote Cares Day is a great opportunity to capture new CSUSB memories. Share & tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – our hashtag is #engageCSUSB #coyotecaresday2017 #NVW #ServicesUnited

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Coyote Cares Day Liability and Photo Release

ATTENTION Clubs/Greeks! Liability and Photo Release form needs to be completed by ALL participating members.

Remember last day to replace team members is Thursday, April 20, 2017 via email leaveyourpawprint@csusb.edu.

Attendance Policy: Non-Greek Teams MUST have at least 75% of their pre-registered members present and checked-in the day of Coyote Cares Day! Greeks please refer to your attendance policy for Greek Week hosted by the Office of Student Engagement!

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Coyote Cares Day Liability and Photo Release (FOR MINORS ONLY)

Club/Greek Organizations that have members that are under 18-years of age MUST print out the liability and photo release form for their parent/guardian to sign. Submit the completed form to the Office of Community Engagement, Faculty Office Room 231 no later than Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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CSUSB President's Volunteer Service Award Info Session

Hey 'Yotes if you missed our info session last week, click here for a copy of the Powerpoint presented during the info session.

Don't forget to start submiting your volunteer hours now!

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Spring Break at Manzanar

CSUSB history and anthropology students, led by Cherstin Lyon, associate professor of history, volunteered over spring break at a public archeology project at the Manzanar National Historical Site.

CSUSB history and anthropology students, led by Cherstin Lyon, associate professor of history, volunteered over spring break at a public archeology project at the Manzanar National Historical Site. It is the 25th anniversary of Manzanar, one of the 10 camps where Japanese Americans were held during World War II. The history club was awarded first place in a national competition for history clubs for its service to the university and to the community, including its ongoing work at Manzanar. Great job 'Yotes at leaving your paw prints at Manzanar.

Photo credit goes to Jeff Burton and Rocio Gomez.

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TRACKS Alternative Spring Break Program at New Orleans, Louisiana

TRACKS collage photos of their last two service projects at NOLA.

Leading up to the end of their stay at New Orleans our 'Yotes spent their day volunteering at Villalobos Rescue Center and Camp Restore.

Villalobos Rescue Center is a private, non-profit organization. Founded by Tia Maria Torres, Villalobos Rescue Center is a 501c3 registered charity focusing on rehabilitation and rescue of the American Pit Bull Terrier dog, with help from the parolees who work and care for the dogs. For more info go to http://www.vrcpitbull.com.

Camp Restore is a non-profit organization. It was opened in October of 2006. Their mission is to restore faith, home and community. They work to achieve this by providing housing, meals and service project coordination to thousands of volunteers from across the country and beyond as they serve with them and their partner nonprofits in Baton Rouge, Detroit and New Orleans. For more info go to http://camprestore.org.

Cody and our fellow 'Yotes leaving their paw prints at New Orleans, Louisiana! Great job 'Yotes at volunteering during your spring break!

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Collage of photos of CSUSB students volunteering at New Orleans Mission.

What is Cody and our fellow 'Yotes up to in New Orleans? They are busy volunteering with New Orleans Mission, a non-profit organization. Today our #CSUSB students are helping prepare and serve food at the center. Way to go 'Yotes in continuing to leave your paw prints in the greater New Orleans area.

New Orleans Mission was founded in 1989. They provide shelter, food and spiritual guidance to growing number of homeless population in the city. For more info go to New Orleans Mission.

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Collage pictures of CSUSB students volunteer with St. Bernard Wetlands Foundation during Sring Break.

Cody and our fellow 'Yotes working hard volunteering with St. Bernard Wetlands Foundation,Inc., a non-profit organization at New Orleans. They are helping plant trees and restoring wetland of St. Bernard Parish. In total, they planted more than 80 trees.

The St. Bernard Wetlands Foundation, Inc., was founded in 1993 to preserve, protect, enhance, and restore the wetlands and contiguous lands of St. Bernard Parish. Cick on St. Bernard Wetlands Foundation, Inc. for more information about the non-profit organization.

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Collage photo of CSUSB students volunteering with ARC of Greater New Orleans sorting Mardi Gras beads.

CSUSB 'Yotes enjoying another service project with ARC of Greater New Orleans helping sort Mardi Gras beads. Click on ARC of Greater New Orleans for more information about the non-profit orgnaization.

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TRACKS Alternative Spring Break at New Orleans, Louisiana.

Several CSUSB students leaving their paw print in New Orleans, Louisiana for their Spring Break from now till April 1. Starting off with service project with a non-profit organization called Youth Rebuilding New Orleans at Mrs. Mammies' House. Our CSUSB 'Yotes working hard to help rebuild one of the tornado damaged area.

Click on Youth Rebuilding New Orleans for more information about this non-profit organization.

What are you doing to make an impact in your community during Spring Break?

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Let's Get on Board with Service

Getting on board with service group photo.

Welcome back 'Yotes. As the new acadmic year begins, we want to start off our year right by encouraging all our 'Yotes to Get on Board With Service! Don't forget to check out our volunteer page to read about the new volunteer opportunities on and off campus.Find out ways to get involved in how to leave your paw print in our community. We wish you all a great success in this upcoming school year!More than sixty #CSUSB students volunteered with San Bernardino County to help cleanup Highland Avenue and Perris Hill Park on Saturday, Sept. 24. Thank you 'Yotes for leaving your paw print in our community. Way to go in making a difference! Go 'Yotes! Photos courtesy of Corinne McCurdy, CSUSB photographer. #engageCSUSB #fightblight

More than sixty #CSUSB students volunteered with San Bernardino County to help cleanup Highland Avenue and Perris Hill Park on Saturday, Sept. 24. Thank you 'Yotes for leaving your paw print in our community. Way to go in making a difference! Go 'Yotes! Photos courtesy of Corinne McCurdy, CSUSB photographer. #engageCSUSB#fightblight

Our CSUSB Students created almost 700 family food boxes for CAPS to feed families in San Bernardino County! Thank you to our 100 volunteers from USTD 100 and their instructors for leaving their paw prints in our community on Make A Difference Day! Click here to view our slideshow. #engagecsusb #MDDAY

Our CSUSB Students created almost 700 family food boxes for CAPS to feed families in San Bernardino County! Thank you to our 100 volunteers from USTD 100 and their instructors for leaving their paw prints in our community on Make A Difference Day! Click here to view our slideshow. #engagecsusb #MDDAY

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CSUSB Partnership Form

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The resulting database will enable CSUSB to showcase community-bassed collaborations through scholarship, teaching, research, creative activities, service, and more.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Podolske at (909) 537-7483 or email partnership@csusb.edu.

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