Thursday April 7, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Track(s): 
Track 1: Quality
Track 2: Equality & Opportunity
Track 3: Sustainability
Track 4: Affordability
Track 5: Visibility
Moderator: 
Kathleen Roe
Professor, Public Health
San José State University
Committed to Diversity and the Public Good: A Conceptual Model for Building a Long-Term, Mutually Beneficial University-Community Service Learning Partnership

Sustaining service-learning partnerships that contribute to the public good for diverse populations continues to challenge higher education’s civic engagement efforts. We conceptualize a model for creating a long-term, mutually beneficial university-community infrastructure based on a critical service learning collaboration between a university's ethnic studies program and a community-based organization since 2009.

Jennifer Yee
Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies
California State University, Fullerton
Ashley Cheri
Program Director
Orange County Asian & Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Opportunities for Students and Connections with the Community that Benefit All

Fresno State has a diverse student body, and traditional unpaid internships were extremely problematic given the financial and family situation of our students. Several departments have, in conjunction with community partners, created options that are more accessible for our students and also benefit the public.

Melissa Jordine
Professor of History
California State University, Fresno
Yoshiko Takahashi
Associate Professor of Criminology
California State University, Fresno
Gena Lew Gong
Professor of Anthropology
California State University, Fresno