Center for Community Engagement

Bronco Stampede of Service

César Chávez Day of Service and Learning
3/23 Volunteer in the Community

You are invited to participate in the Center for Community Engagement’s César Chávez Day of Service (CCDoS), on Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Lopez Urban Farm. This event honors the legacy of César Chávez as well as the contributions of farm workers to our society both then and now. César Chávez fought for workers’ rights and his impact extends beyond the Latino community.

Embody the principle “Learn by Doing Good” by joining a day of volunteering at Lopez Urban Farm. This local nonprofit organization, inspired by Ignacio Lopez's legacy, seeks to sow the seeds of a sustainable and just future. They achieve this by ensuring access to locally grown food, fostering education and community engagement, and cultivating green spaces open to all in Pomona. 

During this service project, volunteers will engage in activities such as planting, harvesting crops, turning compost, helping with repairs, and/or assisting with other fun projects around the farm. All registered volunteers will receive lunch, Center for Community Engagement t-shirt, and transportation from Cal Poly Pomona to Lopez Urban Farm.

To secure your spot for this event, please register by Friday, March 15, 2024

mural of Cesar Chavez history
student picking up weeds

Schedule for 3/23 Day of Service

  • 9:00 a.m. - Shuttle check in at drop-off circle (Details below and on registration page)
  • 9:30 a.m. - Shuttle departs from Cal Poly Pomona to Lopez Urban Farm (1034 W. Mission Blvd.  Pomona, CA 91766)
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Service Project
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch & Reflection (Lunch and water will be provided)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Return to campus

Shuttle Information

Check in for the shuttle is at 9:00 AM. Participants will meet at the drop-off circle on campus in front of the Student Services Building, Bldg. 121 (located off Eucalyptus Lane and Red Gum Lane) no later than 9:25AM. Please be on time. The shuttle will depart campus promptly at 9:30 AM. Parking at Lopez Urban Farm is limited.

student services building during the afternoon


QUESTIONS? Please email the Center for Community Engagement at

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Call to Action!

Bronco Stampede of Service projects are coordinated by the CPP Center for Community Engagement, in coordination with National Days of Service. Bronco Stampede of Service projects include meaningful hands-on volunteer opportunities that address specific United Nations  Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and invests in community impact to benefit the common good.

National Days of Service

MLK Day of Service is almost here – and Americans across the country are getting ready to honor the legacy of Dr. King. Are you ready to serve?

January 17, 2022, marks the 27th anniversary of the day of service. MLK Day is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."

Honor Dr. King’s legacy all year. Pledge to serve in his honor throughout the year! No matter how you give back - big or small you are making a difference!

 Be sure to share your thoughts and photos from your volunteer service that day:

  • Tag @cppcee
  •  hashtag #MLKDay26

Cesar Chavez Day is a U.S. federal commemorative holiday, proclaimed by President Barack Obama in 2014. The holiday celebrates the birth and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez on March 31 every year.

It is commemorated to promote service to the community in honor of Cesar Chavez's life and work. Some state government offices, community colleges, libraries, and public schools are closed. Texas also recognizes the day, and it is an optional holiday in Arizona (official holiday in the city of Phoenix, Arizona) and Colorado. Americans are urged to "observe this day with appropriate service, community, and educational programs to honor Cesar Chavez's enduring legacy."

The Center for Community Engagement is promoting a digital celebration of Cesar Chavez Day, see above for options on how to celebrate virtually.

Are you looking to connect with your community? Here's an opportunity to learn about local organizations, build your network, and find local volunteer opportunities near you!

The CPP Virtual Volunteer Fair provided an opportunity for Cal Poly Pomona students, staff, and faculty to connect with volunteer organizations virtually to promote meaningful opportunities for volunteer service and sustain civic engagement in a virtual environment. 

During National Volunteer Week on April 18 - April 24, 2021, we celebrated service in partnership with the CSU system! This virtual event showcased local and regional nonprofits and community-based organizations representing diverse social impact areas—from housing, education, arts, food insecurity, forestry and children's services.

Visit, CSU Virtual Volunteer Fair for a list of participating CSU campuses and view the agencies within their region.


Bronco Stampede of Service - 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance

Bronco Stampede of Service is a multi-day First-Year Experience (FYE) service project that will be held from Tuesday, September 7th - Friday, September 10th to coincide with the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.


START TIME: Check-in at Building 98: CLA (Classroom/Laboratory/Administration). Please note, your volunteer time slot will depend on your FYE course or based on the preference of your professor.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: L.A. Works, a nonprofit that implements community service projects in the greater LA area, and draws more than 1,000 local volunteers. L.A. Works creates and leads programming to address critical issues and needs in Los Angeles by mobilizing targeted volunteer communities - family volunteers; corporate volunteers; general community volunteers; and older adult volunteers.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This event brings together CPP students, staff, and faculty to serve local community partners: The Youth & Family Club of Pomona Valley; House of Ruth; Hope for Housing; UrbanMission/South Pomona Farm (SOPO) in coordination with LA Works.

The event is made possible by funding from Instructionally Related Activities and is sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement.

CPP does not discriminate in the educational programs or activities it conducts on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, nationality, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, religion, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, medical condition, or special disabled veteran status, Vietnam-era veteran status or other covered veteran status. 

The university encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Disability Resource Center at 909-869-3333 or as soon as possible, but no later than 7 business days prior to the event.