The Chicana/o Studies Program believes in meaningful community engagement between the university and the Latino/a community in Ventura County. CHST promotes community service-learning, internships, and volunteering through sustainable partnerships with community organizations, non-profits, government agencies, and private industry.

Chicana/o Studies enriches students’ educational experiences by providing opportunities to:

  • Participate in community-based projects with community partners
  • Apply academic instruction to service-learning projects that address significant community issues
  • Conduct action-oriented research that makes significant contributions to the Latino/a community,
  • Gain work experience through unpaid internships in non-profit, government and private industry.

Current Community Engagement Partners

Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation

Central Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)

Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc.

One Step a La Vez

Mixteco Indigenous Community Organizing Project (MICOP)

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