Service Learning Programs


Project Name: Intro to Women's studies Service Learning

Description:

Students volunteer 20 hours of service to a student club or non-profit agency. They complete a service-learning journal/log, a presentation, and a paper that connects the theory that they are learning in class to the service that they are doing.

What are some examples of service work that students have done in the past?

About-Face, Communities United Against Violence, Women's Studies, Department Intern, Women and Allies United Club, Ourstories Club, Intersecting Identities Conference

Is it part of a class? If yes, which?  It's part of the class WOMN 25: Introduction to Women's Studies

For more information, please contact:

Elisabeth Arruda or Jean Ishibashi


Project Name: Service Learning at Student Health Services

Description:

We offer CCSF students who are in medical related fields of study to volunteer at the Student Health Center to gain experience working in a health center.

What are some examples of service work that students have done in the past?

We have had students from the CCSF medial assisting program gain additional skill practice by volunteering here with faculty support from their instructors

We have had other students pursuing medical career studies also volunteer under the Service Learning here.

Is it part of a class? If yes, which?

 

For more information, please contact:

Paula Cahill, Department Chair

Student Health Services

452-5388


Project Name: Gender Diversity Project

Description:

In 2004, the GDP began designing a project to work in service to, and incollaboration with, transgender, gender variant, and gender queer communitiesat CCSF and beyond. Our mission is to dismantle the stereotypes that perpetuatefear, discrimination, harassment, and violence. Our goal is to work together insupport, education, and advocacy projects to ensure the dignity and humanrights that we all deserve. Our work is ongoing and emerges from the talent,energy, creativity and commitment of those involved semester by semester.

What are some examples of service work that students have done in the past?

Since 2004 we have accomplished many project goals including the following;1) planned, implemented and hosted 9Annual Transgender Awareness Day campus wide events

2) created and published Gender Diversity Project: Resources forEducation, - a tool for use by educators and administrators in collegesettings which includes 4 digital stories and a facilitators guide

3) utilized Gender Diversity Project: Resources for Education materials toprovide trainings and workshops to over 200 CCSF faculty and staff (in avariety of departments such as Math, ESL, Automotive, PE, etc)

4) hosted Open Forums for trans andgender variant students to discuss issues on campus and strategize responses

5) continued to build and cultivate agroup of trans and gender variant students and transgender allies on campus

And in collaboration with theGraphics Communications Department:

~published Trans Time and Inside Outbooks

~created Ally cards

~created Gender Neutral Bathroomposters to show where these are on campus (as well as our continued commitmentto update the GN bathroom list)

~createdTransgender Friendly stickers (to date we have distributed over 150 to CCSFfaculty to post on their office doors and classrooms)

~createdGDP postcards with info about our GenderDiversity Project: Resources for Education

Is it part of a class? If yes, which?

Gender Diversity Project is not part of a class, but students are required to have completed oneof the following courses in order to be a part of the project:IDST 80: Transphobia

HLTH 67: HIV/STI Prevention Education

HLTH 95: Transgender Health: Workingwith Clients and Communities

LGBT 18: Transgender Lives, Culture and Art

For more information, please contact:

Emily Thompson 415-452-5202, ethompso@ccsf.edu
Joani Marinoff, 415-452-5204, jmarinof@ccsf.edu


Project Name: Full Circle

Description:

We plan, implement, and evaluate a community drumming event each semester.  The event is 3 hours long -- 2 hours of drumming led by a professional therapist and leader and one hour devoted to building community through sharing a meal before the drumming begins.

What are some examples of service work that students have done in the past?

Students do all the aspects of planning, interface with the ICC, reserve rooms, secure supplies, direct volunteers, and participate in evaluation and planning for future events.

Is it part of a class? If yes, which?

This is not a class.  But it is a student club.

For more information, please contact:

Patrick Barresi
Health Education
239-7482


Project Name: "Sexual healing: Touching the Hurt and Releasing the Pain

Description:

Organize annual all-day event, "Sexual healing: Touching the Hurt and Releasing the Pain," Apr 20, 2013.  Multiple workshops; 120-150 participants. For anyone who identifies as female.

What are some examples of service work that students have done in the past?

 Help with auditorium and classsroom set-up (on Fri before) and clean up (after Sat event). On Saturday Apr 20, pick-up food and bring to the site; pick up drums and bring to the site; serve lunch during the event.

Is it part of a class? If yes, which?

No longer part of a CCSF class.

For more information, please contact:  healing.change@ccsf.edu


Project Name: Habitat restoration on campus and at various locations in the Bay area

Description:

Students have a choice of different levels of engagement

(1)   8 hours (two mornings) of habitat restoration/semester for extra credit (available in several classes in the Biology Department);

(2)   45 hours of community service as a team leader for activities such as habitat restoration for quail reintroduction at Harding Park

(3)   Various levels of engagement in expanding and maintaining the existing native plant garden, including  organizing events around this garden.

What are some examples of service work that students have done in the past?

Designed, implemented, and maintained native plant gardens on campusorganize and lead habitat restoration events

developed educational activities related to habitat restoration

written grants for native plant garden

assisted with organization and leading of habitat restoration events with community partners such as Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Port of San Francisco (Herons Head Park restoration), Audubon Society

removed non-native plants, planted native plants

Is it part of a class? If yes, which? No

For more information, please contact:  Crima Pogge, cpogge@ccsf.ed

Project Name:  Community Resiliency (CHRIS)

Description:

Students volunteer for 20 hours at one of several approved service learning sites, contributing to violence prevention efforts in a variety of ways.

What are some examples of service work that students have done in the past?

Students have done outreach (posters and flyers) for community awareness events for the prevention of sexual violence; they have assisted with intakes at acenter for the elderly (prevention of elder abuse); they have answeredletters from prisoners to assist with their reintegration into theircommunities upon release; they have worked with youth to build resiliencyskills through play and learning activities.

Is it part of a class? If yes, which?

Yes, this is part of a CCSF class:  HLTH 48: Violence as a Public Health Issue (usually offered fall semester)

For more information, please contact: Janey Skinner, jeskinne@ccsf.edu, 452-5276


Project Name:  What is Success?

Description:

 We read texts that discuss what success means culturally and individually, and how the western cultural definition of success often imposes limitations on the individual. Students get to re-define, for themselves, what success means. During the semester, the students volunteer 16 hours at the Mission district's "Pirate store", 826 Valencia, doing a variety of tasks of their choosing: after-school tutoring, working in a classroom, going on school fieldtrips, or creating student-written books on-site at 826.

What are some examples of service work that students have done in the past?

All those named above have been done by students. On-site, students tutor a variety of subjects: English, Math, Science, etc. If a student is unsure of how to answer a student's question, there are always plenty of other tutors and staff members there to assist. Students this past semester (F '12) who were the most nervous about volunteering were the ones who loved their experience the most in the end.

Is it part of a class? If yes, which?

This SL project is part of Kelly Vogel's English 96 course. Our driving question is "What is Success?"
For more information, please contact:

Kelly Vogel, English Instructor, kvogel@ccsf.edu

Project Name: Math, Science and CTE Teacher Assistants

Description:

Future teachers interested in pursuing STEM or CTE teaching careers can serve as teacher assistants for CCSF faculty in science, math or CTE classrooms.

What are some examples of service work that students have done in the past?

Teacher assistants have assisted in math, biology, astronomy classrooms and in the math laboratory. Students have assisted the teacher with small group work, test prep, individual student support and classroom preparation. Students interested in becoming STEM or CTE teachers should ask former CCSF faculty if they are interested in supporting a teacher assistant in the classroom. Only 5 positions available per school year. All TA slots currently full.

Is it part of a class? If yes, which? No

For more information, please contact:
Faculty
should contact Kathleen White - kwhite@ccsf.edu
Students
contact Patricia Kimball once approved by faculty sponsor. pkimball@ccsf.edu