From violent conflict prevention research and education to focusing on early childhood development issues, the School of Social Sciences' community outreach programs take a global approach to solving global community issues. Locally, our research centers provide professional public presentations by recognized political and social figures as well as public intellects and scholarly experts. At the national level, our social science scholarship contributes to public policy developments in issues of great relevance to California and the nation. On a global scale, our faculty and students spend many hours each year contributing their expertise to improvement of local, state, national and international communities and institutions.


Ambassador's Council

Ambassador's Council

The Ambassador's Council has been created to promote and enrich the School by supporting new and existing school-wide/department projects. It collectively will act as an official student voice in discussing and program development with administrators and department chairs/faculty.

Global Connect

Global Connect The School of Social Sciences is hoping to connect its academic and human capital with selected underrepresented schools within Orange County. Through in class lectures & inter-active lessons we hope to introduce students to the concepts and realities of global markets, post-cold war political identities, borderless social issues ( literacy, hunger, AIDS), international organizations ( the World Bank, the United Nations) and the multi-dimensional themes of globalization.


Global Connect Jumpstart was founded in 1993 at Yale University at the intersection of two national trends: the public need for quality early childhood programs and the emerging national service movement recruiting thousands of college students to community service. Jumpstart connects these trends by recruiting, training, and supervising college students to work with Head Start and other early childhood programs in low-income neighborhoods to provide one-to-one attention to young children struggling in preschool.

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