Service Learning

In Spring 2002, Ethnic Studies, Hiram Johnson High School and Healthy Start teamed up to create a mutually beneficial, collaborative partnership between a university academic department and a diverse local community. The initial project was an ethnic studies course for ninth grade high school students, which had an enrollment of over 100. The project expanded and involved Will C. Wood Middle School and Nicholas Elementary School. The project eventually grew to include a tutorial program which provided direct tutoring to over 300 students each semester and a "college bridge" program for students and parents.

For more details, read CSUS Bulletin article, 16 September 2002.

See video of Barack Obama on community service the day before inauguration.



(L-R) Will C. Wood Principal James Wong, Sacramento Unified School District Associate Superintendent Mary Hardin Young, Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez, Dr. Gregory Mark, and Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies Dean Otis Scott.

Funded through generous grants from:
The Corporation for National & Community Service
Council of Asian Pacific Islanders Together for Advocacy and Leadership
Allstate Foundation
Asian/Pacific Islander Youth Violence Prevention Center (University of Hawai'i)
Sacramento Regional Community Foundation

Feature Articles
University receives federal honor for community engagement (February 9, 2009).

Sacramento State helps honor reading achievement (June 2, 2008).

Kim-Ju, G., Mark, G., Cohen, R., Garcia-Santiago, O., & Nguyen, P. (2008). Community mobilization and its application to youth violence prevention. American Journal of Preventive Medicine,34(Suppl. 2),S5-S12.

Sobredo, J., Kim-Ju, G., Figueroa, J, Mark, G., & Fabionar, J. (2008). An ethnic studies model of community mobilization: Collaborative partnership with a high risk public high school. American Journal of Preventive Medicine,34(Suppl. 2),S82-S88

Last Updated: September 9, 2009