Alternative Spring Break ASB takes students, staff, and faculty to domestic and international destinations
to work with local communities to meet their needs while learning about issues they
Ashoka Changemaker Campus (pending for 2011) Ashoka is a social entrepreneurship program which practices ways of creating systemic
solutions to social problems using innovative, sustainable, scalable, and measurable
approaches to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector one that
allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world's citizens to think and
act as change makers.
Civic Engagement Voter registration drives and candidate forums facilitated by Political Science students.
Fuerza Escolar Established by Associated Students in July 2005, the Cesar E. Chavez Community Action
Center (CCCAC) connects SJSU students with community service opportunities that deepen
the educational experience while promoting the lifelong commitment to civic activism
at the heart of the Cesar Chavez legacy.
Global Leadership Advancement Center Funded by the Donald and Sally Lucas Foundation the Global Leadership Advancement
Center (GLAC) has a mission to advance the field of global leadership and disseminate
best practices to help students, managers and organizations function more effectively
in today's international work settings.
Growing Sustainable Healthy food access, nutrition education, including building of food growing gardens
in the homes of low income families.
Gulf Coast Civic Works Project This national effort is initiated by SJSU Community Change Concentration students
advocates for federal legislation to create 100,000 jobs for Gulf Coast residents
to rebuild their communities, restore personal empowerment and hope, and restore faith
in government. Faculty and students conduct press conferences, engage the Gulf Coast
residents, coordinate efforts with other universities, and communicate with legislators.
JusticeCorps Funded through AmeriCorps grant JusticeCorps program is an innovative approach to
solving one of the more pressing issues faced by courts around the country today:
providing equal access to justice. JusticeCorps recruits and trains 250 diverse university
students annually to serve in overburdened legal self-help centers throughout California.
Internships in Non-Profit and Public Sectors The Career Center can direct students into semester and year-long internships in non-profit
community-based organizations and in the public sector, specifically with the City
of San Jose. These internships in CBOs and City government raise awareness of public
sector initiatives and engage students in higher level civic works.
I THINK I Think is a student-led program enlightening the community about social issues, cultivating
community engagement, and fostering community-building leadership. Previous workshops
include: Service Planning, Community Media Community Awareness Tour and Seminar, Getting
Engaged with My Community, and Equality and Education.
McKinley Late Nights SJSU students provide mentoring, recreation and enrichment activities for gang impacted
Safe and Green Halloween Community fair organized by Hospitality and Recreation and Urban Planning students,
providing children and their families safe and green alternatives to celebrating Halloween.
S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violence Everywhere) SAVE is a student driven organization provides public education to prevent relationship
violence by developing unique informational pamphlets, disseminating printed information
at both campus and countywide events, conducting workshops, and evaluating current
SJSU Day of Service The event brings together students, staff, faculty, families, and community members
to enhance the area surrounding SJSU through projects that will take place in local
schools, parks, and neighborhoods
STRIVE STRIVE is an innovative college mentoring program that connects motivated, low-income
high school students with undergraduate mentors, who guide them through the college
application process and into enrollment at four-year universities and colleges, providing
them with opportunities and resources to break the cycle of poverty forever
Student Led Campaigns CCCAC staff work with other student leaders identify areas of common concern, research
the influencing factors, and craft innovative solutions that sometimes develop public