Resources & Training

CILSA provides educational resources and professional development and networking opportunities for community partners. Additionally, our staff are here to connect you to other resources at SMC.

Community Partner FAQ's:

How can my organization partner with SMC faculty and students?

Watch this short video about conceptualizing and creating service-learning and community-based research projects.  These worksheets go with the video to help you brainstorm your organization's goals and needs.

Download the Community Partner Interest Form (see below) and send it back to CILSA via e-mail or regular mail.

How can we let CILSA know about our current interests and needs?

After brainstorming potential projects, contact Sarah Dempsey at [email protected] or 925-631-8543 to discuss partnership opportunities. 

In what other ways can my organization connect with SMC students and faculty and the resources of the college?

  • Post internships (paid and unpaid) and job opportunities on the Career Development Center's website. Consider attending the annual Career & Internship Fair, which takes place the first week of October each year.
  • Attend a campus event (speaker, sports game, performance, etc.). Our beautiful campus is meant to be a resource for the broader community, too...especially our community partners!

Can I become a guest speaker in an SMC class or at a social justice education event?

Absolutely! Contact Sarah Dempsey at [email protected] with information about your interest and area(s) of expertise!