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Center for Community Engagement

Support the Center for Community Engagement

As part of the institutional strategic plan, Cal Poly Pomona is diligently working toward extending the influence and resources of the university beyond the campus through quality service-learning opportunities. In the spirit of "learning-by-doing", Cal Poly Pomona faculty, staff, and students actively support and engage in service-learning activities that build meaningful and sustainable community partnerships. The Center for Community Engagement works toward advancing a culture of meaningful civic engagement by promoting service-learning, sustainable, community-university partnerships and other opportunities for community outreach and leadership.

Service-learning is a pedagogy that provides students with structured opportunities to learn, develop, and reflect through active participation and thoughtfully-organized community involvement. It enhances the academic experience of students by relating academic content and course objectives to issues in the community. Service-learning integrates assessment and student reflection on the interrelationships between course content and community-based learning activities. Conducted in the community, it meets the needs of the students, faculty, and community partners and fosters civic competence and engagement.

Campaign Goals

  • Creation of an endowment to support engagement with the community
  • Creation of an endowment to support faculty and student scholars in the community
  • Investment in community engagement student fellows


Renford Reese

“Right now we are a superb university, but all dynamic universities have support from the outside. We’re talking supporting our labs, our athletic facilities, our study abroad programs. Donors make us into an even more dynamic university than we are right now.”

Professor Renford Reese


Krista Spangler

Director of Development

(909) 869-4450