Sonoma State University’s overarching values as expressed in the 2014-19 strategic plan include intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusiveness, sustainability, globalization, and community involvement and civic engagement. Sonoma State’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is charged with cultivating community involvement and civic engagement on the SSU campus and through its community partnerships. 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. As these projects are incorporated into the curriculum, students experience being active citizens and they learn that the theories taught in the classroom apply to real world issues. The CCE has responsibility to manifest the university’s civic action plan and promote civic engagement for university and community stakeholders.