Community Engagement


Welcome to our Opportunities page! Here you will find recent news and announcements, as well as upcoming events and opportunities. Start by clicking on the month!

February 2021

Join the Discussion on Acknowledging America's Past Atrocities

On February 15th, from 2-3pm, Dr. Ivory Toldson from Howard University will lead a discussion on "Acknowledging America's Past Atrocities." It's a Black History Month program, where reviewing past events will help us to understand systemic racism and how to combat it. As one of the nation's Top Education Professors, Dr. Ivory Toldson will lead this discussion in order to help promote equity and inclusion in education and beyond. 

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Serve on the Northridge West Neighborhood Council!

Serve on the Northridge West Neighborhood Council (NWNC), part of the advisory bodies of EmpowerLA to advocate for the community with City Hall on important issues like public safety, transportation, public health, homelessness, sustainability, and emergency preparedness. The deadline for candidate filing is Feb. 9 and the election will be on April 27. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in public service or simply practicing campaigning and policy advocacy.

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March 2021

Cal State LA Virtual Humanities Day

Join the College of Arts & Letters on March 9 to experience what humanities at Cal State LA can offer. We have a full day of engaging virtual events, activities, and informational sessions across disciplines planned for you!

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Call for ASEE CED 2021 Video Competition Participation

The American Society for Engineering Education would like to announce its second video competition and encourage all to consider participating. This competition is an opportunity to highlight effective community engagement. Who might you team up with? What message would you like to share? Entries are due by March 31st.

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April 2021

ENGAGE!: Environmental Justice Issue

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis calls for submissions on manuscripts focused on environmental justice. ENGAGE! editors invite you to submit a manuscript for the next edition of the journal focused on environmental justice. They invite empirical, conceptual, and theoretical articles that make substantial contributions to the field. Deadline to submit is April 5th.

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September 2021

WISE Presents: Emerging from a Pandemic – Women's Journeys in STEM

For those interested or majoring in STEM fields!

Join us for an intimate discussion with three women in diverse STEM fields, as they share valuable lessons gained from the pandemic. Each panelist will describe their professional experience with the pandemic, how it has affected their work, and their personal growth. We’ll play a fun game of STEM jeopardy with the opportunity to win prizes!

Panelists: Blanca Hoffmeier (SWPPP CAL President, CSUN graduate), Andrea Koumvakalis (Inventor),and Jess Phoenix (Geologist, Explorer, & Science Evangelist)

Moderators: Laurene Abato-Earwood, Laura Nowatzki Bilek, and Rashmi Shah

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October 2021

Balance Your Brain: Countering Confirmation Bias in the Digital Age

For those interested in Media Literacy!

How does confirmation bias affect our view of the world? How does motivated reasoning shape the way we interpret and respond to evidence presented in news and opinion pieces? Join us to explore proven strategies to counter our biases when surfing online or conducting research and then practice using these strategies to investigate a real-life issue.

Facilitated by: Jessi Hollis McCarthy, Outreach Educator - NewseumEd/Freedom Forum Institute

Hosted by: A Media Literacy event hosted by the Journalism Department, Jour372 Diversity & Media class, University Library, and CSUN Act NOW. 

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Media Literacy Week

For those interested in Media Literacy!

Media Literacy Week is an annual event of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). The purpose is to highlight the significance of media literacy education from kindergarten to higher education. This year Media Literacy Week is October 25-29. Check out the virtual event and screenings available at these links.

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Additionally, during Media Literacy Week, Women Make Movies and the Media Education Foundation are excited to partner to bring you a selection of films that take a critical look at media images, messages, and the corporate systems that produce them. 

These films will be available to watch October 21 – October 31, 2021.

$avvy Ways to Save Money at C$UN

For those interested in finding ways to $ave money during college!

Stressed out about paying for school? Attend this event to discover CSUN strategies for getting the most out of college without breaking the bank. Panelists from the USU, Affordable Learning $olutions, Financial Aid, and other offices on campus will answer questions and give advice. In the registration form, you will have an opportunity to include questions for the panelists.

Moderator: Christopher Aston (Office of Student Involvement and Development) 

Co-organizers: CSUN Act Now Committee, USU, Associated Students, Office of Sustainability, Affordable Learning $olutions, University Library, Campus Store, DRES

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Get MediaWise! What You Need to Know to Tell Fact From Fiction Online.

For those interested in Media Literacy!

Can you spot misinformation online? Do you know to find reliable and trustworthy information? You will after you attend this MediaWise peer-to-peer training with a campus correspondent from the Poynter Institute. 

Facilitated by: MediaWise Campus Correspondents, Poynter Institute - MediaWise Campus Correspondents are a select group of students from colleges and universities across the country who teach their peers to tell fact from fiction.

Hosted by: A Media Literacy event hosted by the Journalism Department, Jour365 News Literacy class, University Library, and CSUN Act NOW.  

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Year Round


For those interested in law, social justice, & community development!

The JusticeCorps internship opportunity is offered by AmeriCorps and is for students interested in law, social justice, and community empowerment. JusticeCorps 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 recent college graduates and university students annually to serve in California's overburdening legal self- help centers which specialize in family law, housing, landlord/tenant disputes, or small claims.

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