Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.79
Liaison Katie Maynard
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Santa Barbara
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.96 / 5.00 Jewel Persad
Sustainability Manager
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:

Total number of students:

Number of students engaged in community service:

Percentage of students engaged in community service:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:

Here are a few of UCSB's employee Community service initiatives:

UCSB’s United Way Campaign
Since 1923, the United Way of Santa Barbara County has been committed to making a difference in our community and working hard to ensure that contributions help local friends and neighbors in need. United Way of Santa Barbara County and its partners work to achieve community-driven 10-year goals, with a focus on the "United 2020 Goals": Education, Financial Stability, and Health.
At the conclusion of the 2019-2020 United Way Campaign, UC Santa Barbara employees gave over $104,000 in one-time donations and through ongoing payroll deductions. Taking advantage of the opportunity to contribute to their community, hundreds of UCSB's volunteers and donors gave money, made presentations that convinced others to join or make donations, and raised funds with candy grams and special events. UCSB's campaign is one of the largest in Santa Barbara County. http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/uw/

K-12 Outreach
The campus sponsors an extensive program of classroom presentations, tours, demonstrations, field trips, musical and dance performances, and other educational outreach efforts for K-12 schools.
For example, the Kids In Nature is an innovative and highly regarded program designed to enrich the learning experiences of underrepresented and under-served youth in our community with a yearlong dynamic combination of hands-on, inquiry-based, classroom activities, interactive custom-designed computer simulations, and field trips.
Inquiries: Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration, 805-893-2506
Web Site: https://www.ccber.ucsb.edu/KIN

Educating Future Leaders
The Educating Leaders for the Future (ELF) Program inspires youth to pursue sustainable academic and career pathways. We do this through classroom presentations in local highschools and through after school programs. Sustainability is being integrated into every sector of our economy and every major in higher education and yet not enough programs are preparing our youth for this shift. More youth will also be inspired to go to college when they learn how their studies can be relevant to their own lives. Sustainability is a great way to highlight this link. Our focus is on youth and families who have limited access to sustainability-based or environmental education. http://www.sustainability.ucsb.edu/elf/

Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:

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