CSI Community Service Institute

Community Service Institute, or CSI, offers community engagement training to prepare students to work with Bonner Center community partners. CSI offers tours of its sites, an alternative history tour of Greensboro, information, history, and skills-building workshops throughout the year. Guilford faculty and staff are invited to contribute to all CSI activities.


Orientation to community sites, geography and history
NEW GREENSBORO TOUR  Where are our sites, what do they look like, who lives there.

Support for Service Learning
DAY OF SERVICE  Bonner Center, Project Community Club, Food Justice Club and site and project coordinators assist the College to introduce students to community engagement.
• YEAR OF SERVICE reflection and award day sponsored by Community Scholars Program

Learn about sites and projects
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FAIR  Held at the beginning of each semester. Look for time and location on the Buzz. Non-profits, grassroots and community organizations looking for your help.

Required preparation
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TRAINING  For all students involved at Bonner sites. Social justice, anti-racism, cultural competency, reflection and etiquette skills to help students in an increasingly diverse world. 
• Language Lesson exercise

Required preparation 
PRACTICUM  Work with Project Community before you go off campus
Project and site
PREMESTER TRAINING For site and project coordinators and Fellows who are leading sites and projects. 
• Schedule
• Spring schedule

Strongly recommended 

UNDERSTANDING RACISM WORKSHOP   Essential exposure to history, local history, discussion about identity and action. Offered by the Diversity Action Committee. Look for announcements on the Buzz.   

FALL 2017

8:30 AM – 3 PM
Saturday, Sept 2

Register here (link)

8:15 AM Registration, coffee

8:30 – 8:50 AM Welcome and Intro

Community Engagement Training
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Videos and discussion

10:45 – 11:30 AM
Language lesson

Food for Thought
1:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Lunch with Project Community &
Community Scholars Program sign up

Pechakucha presentations 
12:45-1:45 PM
Block 1, Issues
College Access
Challenges faced by our refugee and immigrant allies
Tutoring and mentoring techniques
Food security and sovereignty
Domestic abuse and maltreatment
Reflections on "Understanding Racism"

2:00-3:00 PM
Block 2, How-To
Not Boring: How to Make a Useful Presentation
Service Learning and Academics
Ramen Sucks