Community Engagement

2013-2014 Community Engagement

Updated 8/11/2014

Division Last Name First Name Additional participants Project Description
EDCI Michener Darlene CCOE Graduate Reading Program Students Saturday, October 19th will be our annual CSULA/ School District Fall Literacy Conference.  It is a service learning project co-directed by Dr. Darlene Michener (C&I) and Dr. Laurie Narro (Principal, Monterey Hills Elementary School, South Pasadena USD) and partially supported by CSULA Lottery Grant funds.  It is free and open to all area K-5 children and their parents. CSULA Graduate Reading Program students completing their California Reading & Language Arts Specialist Credential will be presenting workshops throughout the morning for parents/classroom tutors with hands-on ideas to help them remediate/enhance kindergarten through grade 5 children's reading and writing skills at home and in the classroom.  This is the 12th year this conference has been offered by CSULA graduate reading program students (formerly in the Garvey School District).
EDCI Joseph Rebecca   I volunteer for CSULA Upward and for CSULA Boeing Day. I present on college access and help the under-represented students and their advocates. I present on Saturdays throughout the fall. I also present during the summer. Upward Bound allowed our LAUTR students to observe and interview their students during the summer of 2013.
  Joseph Rebecca.   Los Angeles Libraries. I am now the college readiness and college application essay expert for the Libraries. I travel around the city giving free presentations. I have presented three times in Westwood, twice in Little Tokyo, and once at the Bethune branch. I have several more branch visits planned this fall.
EDCI Uy Frederick Sheri Atwater Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) is seeking a partnership with an institution of higher education (CSULA) to implement their electronic modules in mental health education for those pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, educational administrators, and providers of pupil-services.    The selected CSULA faculty members will look into their current programs and courses and determine where exactly will these electronic modules fit and how to incorporate them in these programs and courses.  Faculty is expected to adjust and modify their syllabi and course requirements/projects in delivering these learning modules in mental health education.  The project is set to begin on January 2013 and end on June 2014.  During this duration, LACOE is set to provide the administration of the said modules.  After this time, CSULA, particularly CCOE, will continue implementation and administration of these modules.
EDSC Atwater Sheri   CSULA-El Sereno Elementary SUCCESS Coaching Program        (LAUSD-CSULA 5-Year Contract; Exp June 2015)   The SUCCESS Coaching Program is an individual clinical counseling program that provides solution-focused brief counseling to ~24 "at-risk" elementary school students every Spring at El Sereno Elementary School (LAUSD District #5).  As the Project Director of the program, I supervise 24 CSULA graduate students enrolled in the School Psychology program as they conduct 8-9 individual counseling sessions with their elementary school client(s).  The program is a collaboration with Cheryl Morelan, Principal of El Sereno, who identifies the students most in-need of services.  For more information, the program was highlighted in the CSULA Spotlight in Spring 2012, here:
EDSC Best Sherwood    I am coordinating final preparations for the biennial conference for the California Association for Physical and Health Impairments (CAPHI). The conference will be in San Diego on 2/14-2/15. I have attached the registration information, conference agenda, and most recent President’s message. Conference presenters include many former CSULA students who use this conference as a venue to share their expertise and prepare to engage in professional presentations at the national level. CAPHI members use this conference for professional development and as a way to network with teachers in their field throughout the state. New officers will be elected this year and several former CSULA students have been nominated for service.
AASE Slovacek Simeon   I serve on the following charter school boards: The Accelerated Schools Board of Trustees (Vice President), Inner City Education Foundation Board of Trustees (Secretary) and The School of Arts and Enterprise (Secretary and Treasurer).
AASE Kamhi-Stein Lia D.   Elected Chair of the District English Learner Advisory Committee. Monrovia Unified School District, CA.
AASE Kamhi-Stein Lia D.   External Assessment for the M.A. in English (Applied English Linguistics) Programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong Graduate School. Shatin, Hong Kong.
EDCI Castaneda Mario   Keynote Speaker at Parent Conferences in LAUSD. Spoke to parents of two Middle schools in Spanish to address what parents can do to help their children.
AASE Kamhi-Stein Lia   Member of the Fulbright English Teching Assistantships in South America Committee. Fulbright-Hays Program. United States Deparment of State.




Hollywood High School, Los Angeles City College

CAPP Demonstration Partnership (CDP): Enhancing instruction that leads to student readiness for higher education through full implementation of Common Core State Standards.




Ms. Julie Corado (teacher)

In this project the classroom teacher and I implement strategies that support Long-term English learners at the Johh Liechty Middle School (LAUSD) to access the language of complex texts in order to help students to achieve the objectives of the Common Core State Standards.





I serve as the CSULA representative on the Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science School (Stern MASS) community council. I was also the invited commencement speaker at the high school's graduation in June 2014.