1. List the existing projects, partnerships and/or resources from among the campus/community for this area of focus that were identified before your Town Hall meeting.
OCSL at CSUSM community partners in education are A.C.T., Air Program American Indian, Alta Vista High School, Alta Vista High School, Boy’s and Girl’s Club, Calavera Hills Elementary School... for a complete list of partners in Education, please click here.
2. List the existing projects, partnerships and/or resources from among the campus/community for this area of focus that were identified during your Town Hall meeting.
- Local Colleges
- Educational Liaison with SDCOE
- Business community of Escondido and elsewhere
- Healthcare academy
- Center of Community Solutions
- Vista Community Clinic
- Passport Program
- Migrant education with SDCOE
- Tutor Connection Program
- Faith Based Community
3. List the projects, partnerships and/or resources that were developed as a result of your Town Hall meeting.
See next steps (Question number 6).
4. What did the Town Hall reveal as your greatest asset (or two) in this area?
There are a lot of educational resources that are available to the community.
5. What did the Town Hall reveal as your greatest challenge (or two) in this area?
- There needs to be a better system to aid collaboration between the different agencies.
- The public does not know about the various resources that are available, need to do a better job of marketing the resources.
- Access is a problem. If there are two full-time working parents or a full-time working single parent, the child often does not have transportation to the resources available. Also, student working to supplement the family income limits the time the students has available to receive services.
6. What next steps were identified as a result of the Town Hall meeting?
- Interfaith Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 to continue the discussions that were begun at this Town Hall meeting.
- Improved working relationships with students yielding a more valuable training experience and exposure to the non-profit agencies and more worthwhile investment in students for the agencies. – 211 San Diego
- Purchase more directories –SMUSD & Paloma Elementary
- Sensitize larger communities to our work. Where’s the press today? We have stopped using them as a culture.
- Encompass more practical skills with service learning students when they come in and extend their services.
- Bridging the gap between non-profit and for profit by training CSUSM business students to understand both worlds. Ex. Qualcomm
- Giving more time as an intern, not just the length of one semester, and placing great value in the work you do.
- Theory is easy, whereas action is hard. We need to take more action, hold more protests, organize community events better, and stand our ground.
Input from the Community
- Without Community Colleges providing opportunity for individuals to develop skill sets and job capabilities families will not be able to earn a livable wage.
- Everyone must have access. It is the key to employment- it starts in elementary school!
- We have a need for: Mentoring programs and support, after school program support, support (one on one) for special education students
- Public education has been devastated by years and years of no funding. Create a political environment demanding money for public education.
- Youth in transition are less likely to commit to a stable education plan.
- Greater availability of higher education and vocational training for indigent: fees, transportation, job placement. Life coach mentors (e.g. Senior Citizens)