Meet the team!

Executive Director, Center for Community Based Learning

Celestina Castillo earned her bachelor's degree in history at Pomona College and a master's in Urban Policy Analysis and Management at New School University in New York. She has also worked with a wide range of community-based organizations focused on education, community and workforce development...

Community Based Learning and Research Faculty Committee

This committee focuses on enhancing curriculum-connected community engagement and community based research. It works with the Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL) to provide guidance on faculty development and support needed for faculty to implement and sustain community based learning within their courses and research, often serving as peer mentors. The committee examines and makes recommendations for policies related to community based learning to other college committees and constituencies. A member or two might also serve on the Working Group on Community Engagement.

Martha Matsuoka Associate Professor, Urban and Environmental Policy; Executive Director, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute
Alex Puerto  Associate Professor, History and Latinx and Latin American Studies, MSI Faculty Director
Regina Freer  Professor, Politics
Ron Solorzano Professor, Education
Jan Lin  Professor, Sociology


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Fowler 109

1600 Campus Road,
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Celestina Castillo
Executive Director, Center for Community Based Learning