Community-Based Projects

Community-Based Projects

Community-based projects are embedded in academic courses, designed to serve "client" community organizations and businesses. Through structured, faculty-guided initiatives, students hone leadership and team skills while applying disciplinary knowledge and engaging local experts.

Examples

  • Public History course engages students in the public sector by grounding them in public history methodology and theory, while also giving them practical experience conducting client-based research. Past projects include public histories of Marin County Civic Center, National Park Service: Marin Headlands, and Angel Island Immigration Station
  • In Digital Storytelling classes, students work with non-profit organizations to create videos that represent the organization’s mission and history.
  • In Research Methods classes, students explore issues that impact underserved communities in Marin County. They perform social justice research to produce media and a year-long content plan for the organization.
  • The Leadership Practicum offers undergraduate students leadership and management experience working in teams to complete projects for clients from businesses and community organizations. Projects have included environmental scanning, marketing, and operational coordination, event planning and execution, canvassing customer and client interests, social change campaigns, business plans, and budgeting. If your organization would like to host a team project, complete the Leadership Practicum Application. See examples.