Community Advocacy Program (CAP): students play the role of a community service facilitator

March 23, 2015

Based on the needs of the campus and our surrounding communities, the CCBSL has amplified the role of students as contributors to the development of community-based service learning at SDSU and the development of strong community partnerships with agencies where we can place students in regular, on-going service. To provide the support and expansion, we created the Community Advocacy Program (CAP) which trains student leaders to act as responsible citizens in response to needs identified within the San Diego and Southern California region. Each CAP Leader is a volunteer coordinator with a partner agency and SDSU course or package of courses and oversees the placement of student volunteers in the community. During their year-long commitment, 12 CAP leaders play the role of a community service facilitator. Each CAP leader organizes community service projects for classes, meets with community partners to establish a feasible and worthwhile service routine, and guides fellow students though community service projects. These students participate in a year-long service-learning course that addresses the topics of service-learning, diversity, community issues, civic responsibility, and leadership.

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