Engaged Learning Facilitators

Engaged Learning Facilitators (ELFs) serve as liaisons between faculty members teaching community engagement (CE) courses, the students enrolled in those courses, and the community partners with whom students serve. 

APPLY here for the 2019 - 2020 academic year (Deadline Extended: Friday, April 26, 2019)


All students who are committed to service and social justice and interested in working with faculty, community partners, and students are encouraged to apply.


Application Process - DEADLINE EXTENDED

  • Friday, April 26: Applications due

  • Monday, April 29 - Wedneday, May 1: Interviews scheduled

  • Monday, May 6: Decisions emailed to applicants

  • Friday, May 10: ELF offers accepted and confirmed to CILSA


General Overview of ELF Program  

The ELF team consists of 6 - 7 students.  Each ELF supports 4 - 5 community engagement (CE) courses per semester, and also promotes a culture of service and social justice education by planning and participating in CILSA events.   

In supporting courses, ELFs engage in the following activities:

  • coordinate and conduct in-class orientations and check-ins

  • facilitate in-class reflections

  • assist students with initial contact with partners to begin their service experiences

  • maintain contact with students throughout the term, providing a clear channel of communication, logistical support, and problem-solving assistance


ELF Training and Support

The CILSA Student Leader Training is scheduled for Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30, 2019.  This week includes CILSA-wide programming on social justice topics as well as ELF-specific training to support CE courses.  

Throughout the year, the ELF team meets every other week for reflections, to discuss social justice texts, and share CE course updates.



Contact Dr. Sarah Dempsey, CILSA Assistant Director for Community Engagement and Faculty Development, at sdd4@stmarys-ca.edu.