American Asian Studies

Service Learning Project

A community collaboration project with 
Hiram Johnson High School 
Will C. Wood Middle School
Nicholas Elementary School 

Funded through generous grants from:
The Corporation for National & Community Service,Capital, Allstate Foundation, Asian/Pacific Islander Youth Violence Prevention Center (University of Hawai'i)


Dr. Gregory Yee Mark
Professor, Ethnic Studies Department
Telephone: (916) 278-3783

Dr. Julie Figueroa & Dr. Gregory Kim-ju 

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 will be an ethnic studies course for ninth grade high school students, which had an enrollment of over 100 students. 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.

Feature Articles

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