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Training the trainers: student University Service Advocates

California State University, Monterey Bay - CA, California
President: Peter Smith

At California State University, Monterey Bay, students are eased into service-learning by University Service Advocates. Each summer, 14 students are trained as Service Advocates, receiving a month-long intensive course in the pedagogy and practice of service-learning at the school s Leadership Academy. Service Advocates then work as service-learning teaching assistants with faculty and support students by working directly with local community organizations to help facilitate placements.

From Service Matters 1998: Engaging Higher Education In the Renewal of America s Communities and American Democracy



Thanks to Campus Compact for all that you have done over the years to nurture the campus service and service-learning movement. When we started at St. A's 15 years ago there was a feeling among some campuses that we were seeing higher education's latest 'flash in the pan.' Instead it was the beginning of a revolution of ideas and relationships, and you guys have been fueling us all the way."

-Daniel Forbes, Director, Meelia Center for Community Service, Saint Anselm College