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Community Involvement Program (CIP)
Phone:209.946.2436 Fax:209.946.2176
McCaffrey Bulding Rm. 108

Mailing Address:
Community Involvement Program
Center for Student Success
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211

Community Involvement Program (CIP)

A Message from Camilo Villalpando ( -Director of Intercultural Student Sucess


Vigil for Peace: Ending Violence Against the Black Community  

June 5, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m.  

We want to invite you to a Virtual Vigil in which we will create space to reflect upon the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery by current and former law enforcement affiliates. We hope that you as students will attend and will bring your prayers, your emotions, your voices, poetry, reflections, your hopes, concerns, and fears as we engage in a space of dialogue and sharing about the impact of these killings on black communities, our Pacific students, and the country at large. 

Open Letter & Invitation

The senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery are the most recent acts of racialized violence and brutality towards our black community, we have far too often bore witness to such atrocities that stem from an environment rooted in racism, bigotry, and fear.

To all of my students and members of the Pacific community, I see you and I hear you. I hear the pain in your voices with the loss of each life, I see it in your face with every tear shed and expression of sorrow, I too feel the pain over the senseless brutality, and the hatred that plagues our country. I pray that one day we will finally recognize the dream of Martin Luther King, for it has been far too long that our communities of color have fought to be seen as human beings, worthy of compassion, love, acceptance, and for a place in this society.

I vow to work to create space for healing, education, and change. Today I ask you to hug your loved ones a little bit tighter, reach out to your friends and family of color and walk along side them in unity, to pray for change, to contact your local and state representatives and demand a change, and in five months -vote; so that one day we may never have to see another black man pinned to the ground, pleading for his life saying," I can't breathe.”

As a community, We need to now more then ever unite as one and embrace each other for the beauty we all bring into this world. Coming with intentionality to start the process, our Equity team (ISS, CIP, TRiO) is initiating a space for student support, sharing, reflection and healing Friday, June 5th @ 3:00 pm PST. 

Zoom Meeting Information:

Meeting ID: 933 4721 1568

Password: 953840

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If you would like to share a poem, a specific message of encouragement, or a statement about how these events have impacted your life or the lives of those around you, please e-mail our Director of ISS, Camilo, at   


Tracy Patton

Executive Director

Community Involvement Program, and Equity and Inclusion

What is CIP?

The Community Involvement Program (CIP) is a comprehensive need-based scholarship and retention program for first-generation college students from the Stockton community who have demonstrated the potential for sustainable leadership, community awareness, and involvement.  The program serves the educational needs of low-income students by providing access to college along with a wide range of support to the CIP Scholars as they pursue higher education.

It was established in 1969 by a group of students, community members, faculty, and staff who wanted to provide educational opportunities to the local community and diversify the University of the Pacific campus.  More than 1,000 students have graduated from the program since its inception.

CIP's Mission

CIP is a comprehensive, need-based scholarship program for first-generation college students from the Stockton community, promoting the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service as developmental paradigms.

CIP's Vision


CIP's Values

Student Development and Potential- Self- knowledge

Meaning and Purpose - Intersectionality and Inclusion

Responsible Leadership - Collaboration   

Achievement - Personal Empowerment

Diversity and Inclusion -Social justice and Equity

Community Involvement - Citizenship and Service

What are the Benefits of CIP?

In addition to substantial financial support, each cohort of CIP Scholars form a learning community.  The program includes a co-curricular experience with an emphasis on leadership development and community service.  CIP Scholars have access to comprehensive retention services, including tutoring, peer mentoring, as well as academic enrichment.  These students also have opportunities to explore and enhance career success by networking and engaging with CIP alumni.

What contributions are CIP Scholars making?

In addition to outreach which CIP Scholars perform at local schools, each student has their own individual and continuous service projects. Also, CIP cohorts have community service projects they design and lead as a group to "give back" to their local Stockton community. Please see the pictures below to view some recent events that CIP Scholars have coordinated. 

Here are some of our amazing students sharing their purpose

Charles Manning

Kenneth Nguyen

Wajiha Tahir

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