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De Anza College is one of the largest, single-campus community colleges in the country with a fall enrollment averaging 25,000 students. It was founded in 1967 and is named after the Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza. Along with the arrival and growth of Apple Computer, the presence of De Anza College contributed significantly to the growth of Cupertino from a small town to an industrial city and an integral part of Silicon Valley. It consistently ranks #1 or #2 in the state for the total number of students who annually transfer to University of California and California State University campuses. Visit De Anza’s website>>

Institute of Community and Civic Engagement

De Anza ICCEThe Institute of Community and Civic Engagement (ICCE) advances education for democracy with full participation of all of our communities as its core value by:

  • Empowering students to be agents of change in the social, economic, political realities of their lives, their communities and beyond
  • Defining education as a transformative and deeply relevant force in students’ lives
  • Emphasizing the teaching and practice of democracy for advocacy and change through community-based learning and collaboration
  • Embracing the cultural and social contexts of students as learners representing different ways of knowing, understanding, and experiencing
  • Fostering a democratic environment in our interactions with each other and in our efforts for institutional change

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Community Service Learning at De Anza

De Anza CSLICCE’s Community Service Learning (CSL) Program focuses on experiential learning by arranging for students to interact with diverse and often underserved people in a variety of workplace environments, reflect on their community involvement, and connect and integrate their experiences in the community with their classroom learning and their own lives. This program requires the development of curriculum and “Community Links” database training and orientation for faculty, students, and community partners. CSL can be required or can be attached as additional credit in G.E. courses from all disciplines at De Anza College. Learn more>>

Community Scholars in Residence

De Anza Community ScholarsThe Community Scholars in Residence program brings community organizers and leaders to De Anza College as educators to provide public lectures, workshops and team-teaching opportunities for students and staff. The ICCE seeks community leaders in such areas as:

  • Youth/Student Leadership Development
  • Racial and Economic Justice
  • Women’s Advocacy and Empowerment
  • Cultural Competency
  • Civic Leadership and Participation
  • Environmental Justice
  • Immigrant Rights & Advocacy
  • Workers Rights & Labor Organizing
  • Grassroots Organizing
  • Human Rights
  • Civil Liberties
  • Literacy & Education
  • Public Arts & Cultural Activism
  • Oral History/Community History

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