CILSA connects community partners (nonprofits and schools) with faculty and students for potential service-learning and community-based research projects.
CILSA is hosting two introductory level gatherings, one in the Fall and one in the Spring, for new and potential community partners.
Please join us for one of these events!
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Community Partner FAQ's:
What is CILSA?
CILSA is not a volunteer service office. It IS a place where partners can find ways to work with SMC students through academic courses in which they're enrolled. Community partners can work with faculty teaching these courses to plan what type of service students can provide during an academic term. This service can take many forms, including: direct service, indirect service, advocacy, policy and research assistance.
CILSA staff can also help community partners connect with other SMC campus resources, such as the Career Development Center which coordinates paid and unpaid internships and jobs.
How can I start working with CILSA and faculty and students at SMC?
Contact Sarah Dempsey, CILSA's Coordinator of Engaged Teaching & Learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org about your oragnization's interest in partnering.
Before doing so, consider checking out this 12-minute video about partnering with SMC for service-learning and community-based research projects...
How have SMC students and faculty partnered with community organizations?
Check out some sample projects.