Integrating Community Service with Higher Education Student Government Programming

A Good Idea


The Join Us Making Progress (JUMP) Program at California State University, Sonoma was established by students in 1994 as community service club. It is an entirely student created, student driven, and student focused program that develops service events for the entire campus community. JUMP provides Sonoma State students the opportunity for personal growth and experiential education through campus and community involvement. As an advocate of community service, JUMP facilitates and encourages change by responding to the community's needs.

Goal / Mission

The goal is to integrate community service programs at colleges and universities into the programming objectives of student government organizations in order to achieve greater student involvement and more stable funding.

Results / Accomplishments

During the 2001-2002 academic year, approximately 150 students committed to serving with a JUMP program for an entire semester. Approximately 200 students participated in 17 one-time service events throughout the year. The students provided 3,837 hours of direct service, while the JUMP student coordinators logged an additional 4,151 hours of programming.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Jeff Woods, Program Coordinator
JUMP Office
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 664-4277
Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
Education / Higher Education
Join Us Making Progress (JUMP) Program
Corporation for National and Community Service
Date of publication
Date of implementation
Sonoma County, CA
Target Audience