Cal State LA Here We Come!

Cal State LA Here We Come!

Friday, April 26, 2018

“Cal State LA, Here We Come!” is an annual event designed to expose elementary school children to a college day on our campus.  The event exposes children to campus-wide facilities (labs, lecture halls, green house, athletics, food court), as age-appropriate academic-based presentations are delivered as they would within the specific learning setting for our college students.   Children are coordinated into groups by grade level (estimating 22 groups of 15-20 children).  All groups will visit three separate presentations. This event serves as a campus-wide co-curricular service opportunity, and we typically engage up to 200 campus-wide volunteers.  Individual student volunteers assist with escorting groups of children throughout the day.  Faculty and student volunteers lead presentations to expose children to disciplines, service learning students conduct student success presentations, and academic-based student organizations work together to conduct presentations.  Athletics coordinates student athletes to do athletic demos, too. We have very profound partnerships with four nearby LAUSD elementary schools: Ann St. ES, Anton ES, Huntington Dr. ES, and Kennedy ES. The children receive an event t-shirt and goodie bags. 

This volunteer event is open to all science majors!

Student volunteers needed on Friday morning to help with hands-on Science Activities! If you are interested, please contact Dr. Zurita-Lopez: zuritalopez(at)

The Shifts are as follows:

Shift 1: 10:10-10:40 AM

Shift 2: 10:50-11:20 AM

Shift 3: 11:30-12:00 AM

Volunteers must complete the following two forms: Volunteer Appointment Form and the Photo Release Form

We will be in ASCB Wing B Room 261 and there will be 24 elementary school children per shift.

For information about Cal State LA Here We Come, click here.

Also see the Presentation Guide