SLICE has been recognized nationally for its work in helping students examine issues of justice, diversity and social responsibility through service learning.
For the fourth straight year, CSU Dominguez Hills has been recognized for its commitment to the community and the hours it gives to schools and nonprofits. CSUDH was listed on the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction for exemplary service.
Cal State University, Dominguez Hills has been named as a Presidential Award Finalist in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Your selection to the Honor Roll is recognition from the highest levels of the federal government of your commitment to service and civic engagement on your campus and in our nation.
The Mayor and City Council of Carson proclaim April 9, 2013 as National Service Recognition Day and encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in Carson to thank those who serve and find ways to give back to their communities.
Cheryl McKnight, SLICE Director, was officially appointed a board member to the office of Community Civic Engagement Board on May 7, 2013.
California State University Dominguez Hills for 45 years of service the communities of Los Angeles. June 4, 2011 by Assembly member Warren T. Furutani of the 55th Assembly District.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected California State University, Dominguez Hills for its Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. Out of 305 universities that applied nationwide, CSU Dominguez Hills was one of only 115 given this distinction in 2010. The Carnegie Community Engagement Classification is given to those institutions that can demonstrate a culture in the areas of curricular engagement, and outreach and partnerships. At CSU Dominguez Hills there are numerous public-private opportunities for students to not only enrich their academic pursuits, but also engage in addressing needs in the community.
The National Endowment of the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture awarded CSU Dominguez Hills with the first ‘We the People Grant’ for California. In collaboration with the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, the Center for Service Learning, and the History Department, 80 k-12 educators from across the nation were given the opportunity for direct experiences in the interpretation of significant historical and cultural sites such as the Adobe Museum and Mission San Gabriel and the use of archival and other primary evidence through our own Dominguez Hills Archives. Landmarks Workshops present the best scholarship enabling participants to gain a sense of the importance of historical places, to make connections between what they learn in the Workshop and what they teach, and to develop enhanced teaching or research materials.
CSUDH is a California native species propagation site for plants, animals, and insects and home to the Center for Environmental Research (CEUR). We are proud of our work in the area of environmental sustainability and celebrate our accomplishments each year through our Annual Earth Day Celebration. This year we held our fourth annual Earth Day Celebration in conjunction with the student led Environmental and Social Justice Fair.
CSUDH held its 3rd Annual Pow Wow kicking of our Native American Initiative. The pow wow theme was “Honoring the Victims of Crime”. The American Indian Community, especially the Tongva Nation, turned out in full force to support our pow wow. The Office of the Chancellor’s External Relations Director, has deemed the DH Pow Wow the model for the CSU System and has requested Dominguez Hills take the lead in developing materials for working with local indigenous communities.