Community Partners


Our academic partnerships allow our students the opportunity to work with outstanding faculty to make their educational experience worthwhile and fulfulling.

CSU Dominguez Hills and El Camino Community College

Title V – Hispanic Serving Institutions (HIS) Cooperative Development Grant

Supporting the Undergraduate Preparation of Future Teachers

The Title V HIS Cooperative Development Grant project is designed to serve as a model for similar collaborative ventures between CSU campuses and their neighboring community colleges to improve the preparation of future teachers.

In the first joint award in the history of Title V, CSUDH and El Camino College (ECC) were awarded a $2.1 million, five-year Title V Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Program grant to improve the undergraduate preparation of Hispanic students planning to be elementary school teachers.

The collaborative program is designed to create a “launching pad” at ECC and a “landing pad” at CSUDH, as a means of helping students transfer successfully from one institution to the other and increase their academic success, progression, and graduation rates. The overall goal is to increase the number of excellent teachers serving students in local schools.

For more information, please contact:

  • CSUDH co-coordinators of the Title V HSI Cooperative Development grant at (310) 243-2626: Dr. John McGowen, professor of teacher education.
  • Title V HIS Cooperative Development Grant Activity Directors CSUDH - Dr. Patricia Cherin, (310) 243-2662 and El Camino College – Janet Young, (310) 660-3573
  • Title V HIS Cooperative Development Grant Coordinator of Liberal Studies Service Learning CSUDH - Teri Ito Abbott, (310) 243-2663


In order to meet the needs of our students and campus community, CSUDH welcomes strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships with corporations. Internships, employee recruitment, applied research, alumni partnerships, and continuing education programs are just a few ways this can be accomplished.

Corporations also invest in the university's growth by providing philanthropic support for student scholarships, academic programs, facility enhancements, and endowments. By partnering with the university, companies gain access to a talented and hard-working student body, while our students benefit through engaged learning and invaluable real-world experience.

Benefits of Getting Involved

Recruitment of Graduates
Enhance your workforce by recruiting CSUDH graduates. The combination of a strong liberal arts core and in-depth professional degree programs make our Toro graduates a valuable asset to any organization. Visit the CSUDH Employer Center for more information.

Internship Opportunities
Meet short-term employment needs with student interns who are skilled in specific disciplines, while providing our students with hands-on experience in a professional environment. Visit our Internship Information page for more information.

Supporting Applied Research
To advance the frontiers of knowledge, support curricular innovation, enhance teaching, and inform business practices, CSUDH professors pursue a rigorous agenda of scholarship and applied research. Organizations can contribute in a variety of ways, such as helping to define topics of interest or providing sites for field-based research. Your support of faculty research helps to ensure that the research is addressing contemporary business problems that are important to you.

Service Opportunities - Advisory Committees and Boards
Volunteer opportunities are important to corporate and industry professionals, and important to the university. The guidance provided by advisory committees and boards to our academic and outreach programs are essential in helping university programs stay current and relevant in today's world. Contact specific college deans to discuss opportunities.

Guest Presentations and Lectures
Guest lecturers and class presentations are an important element of a CSUDH education, and provide a great opportunity for your organization or industry to gain exposure, while providing a strong educational component for students. Visit specific colleges and departments to find department chair or faculty contact information to discuss the possibilities.

Make a Difference with Financial Support

Corporate giving programs and foundations provide important financial support for worthwhile university initiatives such as student scholarships, campus programs, or faculty research. Contact the Office of Development to discuss how your organization can become a university partner.

Athletic Sponsorship Opportunities
Corporate partnerships and advertising opportunities provide crucial support to the Toros Athletics programs. Contact the Athletic Director to discuss opportunities.

Corporate Sponsorships
Sponsorship supports a heightened corporate image, brand awareness, and the potential for increased business, while demonstrating social responsibility and community involvement. This recognition can be achieved through event or program sponsorship, scholarship gifts, and naming opportunities.

Facility Enhancement
In order to provide the best learning environment for our students, the university must consistently update its physical plant and equipment. This is an expensive challenge and one that increasingly relies on private support. An investment in capital enhancements ensures that teaching and research facilities are available and can provide substantial recognition for corporate supporters.

Endowment gifts provide many opportunities to merge our donors' interests with the needs and objectives of the university. Endowments are gifts held in perpetuity and invested in a manner that protects the principal from inflation. The investment income provides a stable funding source for such purposes as scholarships, professorships, lecture series, and research centers. In order to guarantee that the income from an endowment will be sufficient to achieve the donor's goals, minimum support levels have been established.

Matching Gifts
CSUDH welcomes financial support through employee gift matching programs. These programs not only increase the financial benefits to the university, but also generate corporate support that enhances the interest and commitment of employees.

In-Kind Gifts
Furnishing university facilities, classrooms, and laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, computer hardware, software, books, furnishings, artifacts and art ensures our students the best opportunities for hands-on, real-world learning.