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Mount Saint Mary's Community Engagement and Service Learning

Tools for Academic & Career Success: Community Engagement

Office of Community Engagement
Building 7
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007

The Office of Community Engagement is a committed team of professionals whose goal is to maximize student learning both inside and outside the classroom.

The benefits for all include MSMC students gaining a better understanding from their responsibilities as learners, caregivers, citizens and servant leaders, which in turn will make a lasting difference in building our schools, communities and businesses.

Community Engagement & Service Learning
“If I can do it, so can you!

Student Ambassadors is a community/high school partnership program that seeks to motivate thousands of high school students by using peer education, to complete high school and
aspire to a college education. Our Student Ambassadors are committed to working on weekly basis in local high schools and non-profit organizations. They help students by answering
questions which pertain to the college application process, helping students and parents with preparation for college, college life, financial aid, and by providing assistance to the high school counselors.

Service Learning involves students in important community work while applying lessons learned in the classroom. Through interaction in community settings, students are challenged to bring theory and practice together, thereby creating connections between the abstract realm of ideas and concrete experience.


In keeping with the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph, MSMC places a strong emphasis on giving back to the community. All students are encouraged to volunteer as a way to service the needs of our communities, gain important job skills, explore interests, develop relationships and to make our world a better place to live.

Community Engagement and Service Learning

Bernadette Robert
Assistant Vice President,
Student Affairs

The Case Foundation

Citizens at the Center: a new approach to civic engagement
This is a downloadable PDF.  It may be duplicated and distributed in its entirety, in print or electronically, without prior permission. 

The Case Foundation www.casefoundation.org works to expand giving, promote everyday philanthropy, deepen civic engagement, and broaden use of new technologies to make giving more informed, efficient, and effective.