Campus Site Visits

LEAD California staff are available to make strategic visits to our member institutions. We are frequently invited to campus to hold a brown bag lunch, conduct a faculty training, or to meet with administrators to garner support for community engagement on the campus. If you are interested in coordinating a campus site visit please contact Elaine Ikeda (

“I have been connected to California Campus Compact for nearly 20 years — through the Engaged Campus project in the late 1990s, to the service-learning syllabi database, and now as the director of the center for civic and community engagement. California Campus Compact facilitates professional networking that keeps me connected regionally and nationally, as well as provides practical resources, like the Civic Action Plan, that help my institution embrace our next set of opportunities for deeper community engagement. The professional development through regional retreats and gatherings is top notch, and the new bi-annual national gathering has great presenters. My students benefit directly, too: recently several participated in the Principal Scholars and Community Engagement Student Fellowship programs. California Campus Compact is a great investment for my campus.”

Jennifer M. Pigza, Ph.D., Director
Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action
Saint Mary’s College of California

“Over the last fifteen years, California Campus Compact has provided invaluable support through the multiple ways in which they willingly “show-up” on our campus. Elaine’s presence through campus visits has been pivotal in establishing robust programming based on effective practices. Her knowledge and experience provides context and credibility, positioning our work within a larger national field. I am extremely grateful for and can not imagine being able to develop and implement community-engaged learning on our campus without being able to call on California Campus Compact.”

Julia van der Ryn, Executive Director
Center for Community Engagement​
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
​Co-director, Social Justice Major and Community Action and Social Change Minor​
Dominican University of California