Over 40 CSUS community members gathered on a recent Saturday morning at Sharp Park Beach in Pacifica for the California Coastal Cleanup Day. Armed with gloves, buckets, and trash pickers, the Crystal crew scoured the beaches and filled trash bags with litter. The spectacular ocean views were an added benefit! Photos courtesy of Joy Feng.
On a recent Community Engagement day, 24 ninth graders went to Sharp Park Beach in Pacifica to help clean up the parking areas, pier, and other public spaces. With the help of representatives from the Pacifica Beach Coalition, they sorted all of the trash and recyclables they collected, including over 700 cigarette butts!
Under the leadership of Parent Association Service Learning co-chairs Hina Maheshwari and Bettina Mirsepahi, Crystal families gathered on the US campus in early February to create care packages for families whose children are hospitalized and facing serious illness.
Crystal families joined together with Head of Middle School Chris Schoberl and other faculty to help clear out a trail to Waterdog Lake. Chris shared: “We are grateful to the volunteers who came out for our first Middle School Day of Family Service on 1/15!"
The Middle School Student Government led a successful supply drive for victims of the Northern California Wildfires this fall. For a week, they gathered items from Crystal community members including food, paper products, toiletries, games and toys, clothes and other household goods for families who lost everything in the disaster.
True to one of the school's Core Values, "We Foster Kindness & Inclusion," CSUS encourages and supports students to engage in service with the greater community. From Rebuilding Together to Habitat for Humanity to Family Community Service days, there are ample service opportunities for students and their families.