Schedule a Civic Engagement Advising Appointment

Members of the UCSC team are available to meet with students for one-on-one or small group advising on a wide range of topics related to social change and civic engagement.  Click on any staff member's photo or name to schedule an appointment.  Specific staff members' areas of expertise include:

Advisor Programs/Expertise
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Amy Chan - UCSC Director

UCSC Center-wide Management; 20th Anniversary events

Program development; Nonprofit management (education); Leadership development; Building effective community partnerships; Volunteer management; Dialogue and discussion facilitation; Summer and after-school programming in school settings

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Nicholas Currie - UCSC Assistant Director for Student Leadership and Advising

Seeds of Justice; CSRSOs; Alternative Spring Break, Volunteer Referral

CSRSO management and formation; Leadership and professional development; starting programs with a community partner (non-CSRSO); Reflecting on service experiences; Post-graduate service opportunities; Power & privilege; Navigating University policies and culture

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Xavier Ramey - UCSC Senior Assistant Director for Social Innovation and Philanthropy

Chicago Bound; Service Match; Summer Links

Philanthropy and economics of community development; Nonprofit and social enterprise creation; Fundraising for social change; Activism and community organizing strategies and networks; Critical race theory; Restorative methods for poverty alleviation; Spirituality and faith; Careers in social change professions; Social advocacy in nontraditional corporate and political careers

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Chris Skrable - UCSC Associate Director for Community-based Research and Experiential Learning

Chicago Studies (including Chicago Studies Quarter); MAPSCorps

Community-engaged research and teaching, especially service-learning; Academic partnerships; Positive youth development (PYD); Assessment & evaluation; Using data for good; Microgrants for engaging coursework or undergraduate research; LGBTQ rights and advocacy; Spirituality and service

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Cathy Woolfolk - UCSC Assistant Director for Partnerships and Operations

Community-based Federal Work-Study; Days of Service; HR, Finance, and Operations

Community-based Federal Work-Study; the Civil Rights Movement; Segregation; Entering the workforce; Job skills and professionalism; Being an entrepreneur; Event planning and logistics; Hospitality; Managing charitable drives and projects