REST develops community partnerships in the diverse communities of the Inland Empire to engage students in service-learning and community-based research. REST with the Office of Diversity Affairs and the Office of Community Service Learning provides opportunities for students to engage in learning through community-service.
REST majors may choose to do internships for course credit either at one of our partner organizations or at a community-service placement of their choice.
Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC)
ICUC is a grassroots church-based community organizing group that brings people together to develop local leadership that can strengthen families and improve communities. REST students in a May Term class, Urban Crisis and Renewal, developed a research action project in collaboration with ICUC on the Mexican American Soccer Leagues of San Bernardino. Link to final report: English Version | Spanish Version
Center for Community Action for Environmental Justice (CCAEJ)
Center for Community Action for Environmental Justice (CCAEJ) is an environmental justice organization that has become a local and national leader. CCAEJ develops grassroots leaders to challenge corporate pollution of low-income minority communities and campaigns for greener and more socially just models of economic development. REST classes have taken CCAEJ-led Toxic Tours of the Inland Empire.
R.E.A.C.H. Partnership with San Bernardino Juvenile Hall
R.E.A.C.H trains students and faculty from the University of Redlands to work with and learn from students on probation in San Bernardino county facilities. R.E.A.C.H. volunteers build mentoring relationships, conduct writing workshops and lead discussions in order to build emotional literacy, critical thinking and writing skills.
Music Changing Lives
The mission of Music Changing Lives (MCL), a non-profit organization, is to offer the highest quality of music and art enrichment programs to underprivileged and at-risk youth. MCL provides young musicians the opportunity to record in its fully equipped digital recording studio at the Redlands Community Center. Art Changing Lives (ACL), the visual art branch of MCL, focuses on teaching young artists the fundamentals of painting, drawing and T-Shirt printing.
Native American Studies Garden Project with Sherman High School
Through the support of the CAS Dean’s Office and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Operations and Planning, the University of Redlands has initiated a garden project at Sherman Indian boarding high school in Riverside, CA. The garden will be used to in Sherman high school’s culinary arts program and provide a hands-on learning opportunity for Sherman students about plants indigenous to California.
Urban Conservation Corps of the Inland Empire
Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy