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SSU Students and Faculty

“Service-learning and community engagement are central to Sonoma State’s mission and identity. When our students become involved with diverse elements of the community, they make a difference in people’s lives and find out how gratifying it is to be of service. I love these programs because they help our students to grow and develop and they help us serve the North Bay region.”
— President Judy Sakaki

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Mission of the Sonoma State University Center for Community Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) advances community based programs on the Sonoma State University campus.

The CCE supports faculty in developing community based teaching that integrates academic theory with community service and scholarship that is inclusive of community partners and students to address local problems. By incorporating these projects into the curriculum, we teach students to be active citizens and that the theories taught in the classroom do apply to real world issues.

Central to the mission of CCE are several goals: