Connecting CCSF Students with Immigrant and Elderly Students in Noncredit ESL Classrooms.

Project SHINE is a nationwide service service-learning program that supports immigrants who are learning English as a second language, by increasing their participation in the community and/or working toward becoming U.S. citizens.

As a Project SHINE Volunteer, you will help participants by teaching English and citizenship, provide them with written histories in their native language, and serving as their conversation partner. Project SHINE services noncredit students at the CCSF Ocean Campus, Chinatown Center, Civic Center, Downtown Center, John Adams, Mission Center, and community centers within San Francisco. 

Why Join Project Shine?

As a Project SHINE volunteer, you will not only make an impact on the life of an ESL student, you will also have the opportunity to develop a wide range of personal and professional skills!

  • Overcome your shyness
  • Earn extra credit in participating classes through service-learning
  • Improve your speaking and presentation skills
  • Serve the elderly community and teach literacy
  • Gain community service experience and stand out as an applicant for scholarships
  • Build leadership skills to put on your resume and college application letter
  • Develop teaching experience
  • Share expertise in computer skills and English with noncredit ESL students
  • Mentor students to transfer to credit ESL to begin a path to a college degree

Become a Project SHINE Coach/Volunteer

Interviews to be a SHINE coach/volunteer begin within the first 2-3 weeks every school semester. No experience is necessary. This program is designed to accommodate students with little or no volunteer experience. The interview is when we sit down with you and we find an appropriate noncredit ESL class that will fit into your schedule.

Complete the Application

Current Term Application Dates

  • Application Deadline is Feb 5, 2020
  • Orientation is Friday, February 7th in Visual Arts 115 from 3 - 4:30 p.m.