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Service Learning Institute, CSUMB


The Service Learning Institute fosters and promotes social justice by connecting students, faculty, and staff with the surrounding tri-county community.

The Big Idea

Every CSUMB student serves in the community while learning about social justice, diversity and civic responsibility. Service Learning student leaders are peer educators who share a passion for community work with their peers in the classroom and in the community. With recent changes in national policies that affect poor people and immigrants, the student leaders have been addressing unforeseen needs that have arisen in the community by developing action projects, adding to this award-winning service learning model. These are projects that will be developed with partners, designed to include service learners, and serve a community-identified need.

Since [a Service Learning student] is helping in our site, I have noticed the fantastic recruitment of service learners for our citizenship project. Her work placing and supervising service learners with our citizenship students has been a positive impact in classes. This fall we helped 40 students to become citizens of the United States.

- Guadalupe Silva, Central Coast Citizenship Project

We Did It, Together!

Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful.

Look for the 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) in the Monterey County Weekly this June/July. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.

Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.