Strong tradition of outreach and support

Through classroom and volunteer experiences, students, faculty and staff contribute thousands of hours annually to Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco programs, schools and agencies, providing services in education, health, science, the environment, the arts and more.  More than 2,000 employees generate $450 million to California’s economy in salaries, operating costs, and consumer spending. Pacific’s annual estimated economic impact on the three communities is $279 million in Stockton, $133 million in San Francisco and $37 million in Sacramento.

students administering vaccines
Leading vaccine distribution

Pacific’s vaccination clinics are serving thousands of residents—including some of the most vulnerable populations. Faculty and students from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, School of Health Sciences and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, have administered more than 11,000 COVID-19 vaccines in Stockton, San Francisco and Sacramento.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy
Part D outreach serves thousands

Thomas J. Long Pharmacy students have guided more than 10,000 older adults through the intricacies of developing Medicare Part D programs for the past 15 years, saving them almost $10 million in the process. 

Pharmacy student smiling with elderly patient at clinic
Physical therapy student working with patient
School of Health Sciences
Clinics aid speech, hearing

Pacific's School of Health Sciences clinics serve community members and create learning opportunities for students in speech, hearing, balance and other areas. The Department of Speech-Language Pathology serves approximately 175 patients each year.

#CaliforniansForAll College Corps
Students embedded in nonprofits

University of the Pacific, in participation with the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps Program, has students serve Stockton’s vulnerable populations in an immersive work environment with local nonprofit agencies. This program is a partnership with California Volunteers (Office of the Governor) and AmeriCorps, and Pacific is one of only four private institutions in the state to receive this honor.

Civic Action Fellowship Swear In
Students dressed as superheros
CIP educates first-generation college students

The Community Involvement Program has been a gateway to higher education for first-generation students from the Stockton area for more than 50 years. Students participate in many areas of community service including the popular Family Day at the Park, where they dress as superheroes and read to and distribute 1500 books to children. 

McGeorge School of Law
Legal services aid immigrants

Law students, with faculty guidance, interview and counsel clients, prepare needed legal documents, provide representation in Immigration Court and other immigration services. Since March 2020, more than 122 clients were assisted. In addition, more than 100 elder and health law clients were served.

McGeorge student serving at citizenship fair
Dugoni clinic scene
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Reaching underserved communities

Dental clinics include pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, dental hygiene and special care. More than 17,200 patients were served during 77,330 visits in 2019–20. The Dugoni School provides affordable care while educating future dentists and hygienists.

Eberhardt School of Business
Business forecasting, trend expertise

The Center for Business and Policy Research in the Eberhardt School of Business is renowned for its research and policy expertise on business trends and economic forecasts. Center directors are frequently sought for their perspective on labor, transportation, water and economic development. 

CBPR photoshoot
Peter Johnson – Westgate
Westgate Center for Leadership
Training next community leaders

Nonprofit boards, transit agencies, municipalities and business leaders have been trained on strategies and effective community interaction through Westgate’s innovative programming. Participants include the Miracle Mile Improvement District, Stockton Police and Fire Departments, and the San Joaquin Business Partnership.

Education Outreach
Beyond Our Gates focuses on early literacy

Formed in 2010, Beyond Our Gates is a collaborative program among education partners with a focus on early-childhood literacy, a strong predictor of educational success. Efforts include the San Joaquin County Literacy Report Card, the Every Day Counts Attendance Challenge and quarterly community convenings.

young students listening to storytime
Young Student playing violin as part of orchestra
Conservatory of Music
Fostering beautiful music by youth

Pacific Community Music School offers instruction to students of any age, skill level and background and is complementary to K-12 school music programs. The school chose 52 students from 105 applicants for the past year. Other outreach efforts: Conservatory pre-college programs for piano, strings, percussion, vocals and more. 

Volunteer Center
Reaching out

The Pacific Volunteer Center empowers students to get involved in community work through hands-on learning. Opportunities focus on education, action and service. 

student volunteering outdoors
OLLI students smiling
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Programs for lifelong learners

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) nonprofit education program has 360 members who enjoy classes, outings, events and travel.