About Us


Letter from the Director

Welcome to the San Jose State University, Center for Community Learning & Leadership (CCLL). Within the scope of High Impact Practices promoting student retention and graduation, CCLL supports faculty and students in community learning, projects and research that develop in students the knowledge, skills, values and motivations to become socially responsible citizens. CCLL establishes partnerships with nonprofit and public organizations, initiatives, and coalitions which bring diverse persons together for common causes. CCLL allies with CommUniverCity and other leading campus community engagement entities to build a stronger, inclusive and holistic Silicon Valley. We invite you to join with us in leading this endeavor.


Center for Community Learning & Leadership Strategic Plan

Click here to view our Strategic Plan

Center for Community Learning & Leadership Staff

  • Elena Klaw
    Faculty Director
  • Andrea Tully                                                                                                               Community Engagement & Project Coordinator                                                        andrea.tully@sjsu.edu                                                                                             408-924-5440
  • Peggy Arana                                                                                                              Administrative Support Coordinator II


Should you wish to fund our center, please contact our University Advancement Office.