Student Leadership Programs

CILSA offers various leadership development opportunities for students who are interested in making a summer or year-long commitment to leadership, justice and spirituality



Jumpstart Corps Members

Jumpstart is working toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed.

MICAH Summer Fellowship

The MICAH Summer Fellowship allows 12 SMC & USD students to live/learn and serve with various communities throughout the Bay Area. 

Engaged Learning Facilitators (ELFs)

ELFs serve as liaisons between faculty members teaching service-learning and community-based research courses, the students enrolled in those courses, and the community partners with whom students serve.

SLICE (Student Leaders in Community Engagement)

SLICE is a two-semester independent study program of academic distinction. Juniors or seniors in SLICE study issues of leadership, justice or equity in their major or minor discipline and put their knowledge to use through the creation of a project that addresses an issue and meets a need in the community.

Public Service Internship Program (PSI)

The PSI is an independent study experience where students are unpaid interns (8-10 hours/week for one semester) at Bay Area non-profits, city governments, and any type of entity that would fall under the notion of “public service.”  Students will strengthen skills and knowledge for working in the non-profit and public service sector, explore vocations through the lens of personal and professional development, and review and discuss academic content related to public service and the specific organizations’ work. For more information please contact: Samantha Coon or 925.631.8168