Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) Members

SALT Leaders work with community partner organizations throughout the Bay Area and serve as campus-based social action leaders.  

In 13 years, over 135 Student Leaders have fostered connections between SMC and the Bay Area, worked directly with the poor and marginalized, transformed themselves, and created a culture of service and social justice education at the college. The SALT Program is comprised of two cohorts: Campus Based and Community Based.  Read more below for cohort specific focus areas. Campus SALT Leaders are paid through Federal Work Study (some non-FWS positions may be available).

**Please complete the 16-17 FAFSA to see if you qualify for Federal Work Study; please note that it can change from year to year so you could be eligible for next year even if you were't for this current school year!**

Community SALT Leaders: Community based leaders work off campus at various organizations throughout the Bay Area supporting their social endeavors. Community based SALT Leaders are provided with a hands-on experience working directly with community members and site staff. SALT site placement issue areas have included:

  • Education
  • Hunger Relief Services
  • Aiding low-income residents in finding resources for food, health, and job skills
  • Services for Children and Women
  • Transitional & Affordable Housing Services
  • Working with and serving Senior Citizens
**See the open community position description on the PDF below

Campus SALT Leaders: Campus based leader promote awareness and change on the St. Mary’s College campus.  These leaders engage in social action endeavors through organizing and leading a variety of service projects on and off campus. All of the positions for campus leaders fall under the Campus SALT Leaders focus on the areas of Health/Poverty, Environment, Learning/Education, and Music. See PDFs below for 16-17Campus SALT Leader position descriptions.

Campus Leaders will plan and co-lead events around the following (and many more!):

  • Health Education (including campus collaborations for World AIDS Day)
  • Legacy Garden Service Projects
  • Tutoring and Mentoring
  • Food and Housing Accessibility 
  • Saturdays of Service (August & November 2016 and February 2017)

 Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] indicating why you are interesting in becoming a SALT Leader.

Not sure if you can commit a year? We will also be searching for Program Coordinators who will help plan and coordinate events under the Campus Social Justic initiatives. Applications for these roles will be available late April/early May.  Coordinators serve approximatley 10 hours a month or as their event/program requires. The Program Coordinator role is a non-paid position.  You can also visit the site Get Connected to read more about SALT Program Coordinator opportunties clicking on "Needs".  The "Need" is titled Advocate: SALT Social Justice Program Coordinators.


Contact Diana Enriquez-Field at (925) 631-4855 or [email protected] for more info. You can also stop by the "Fishbowl" on the 1st floor of Ferraggario Hall to speak to current student leaders or a come to the CILSA office in 203 Ferraggario.