The Community Partnership Speakers Bureau is a community service sponsored by the Applied Community Psychology Specialization. The Speakers Bureau links community-based organizations and public schools with graduate student speakers who conduct workshops on a variety of issues that impact wellness in our communities. The services of the speakers are provided free of charge. (Donations are accepted to defray the cost of materials.) Speakers are available to provide brief workshops or more lengthy trainings on a variety of topics of interest to both staff and client populations of community-based organizations, and to administrators, teachers, school staff, parents, and students in public schools.
Since its inception in May of 2004, the Speakers Bureau has conducted over 900 workshops and in-service trainings, serving over 20,000 people in the greater Los Angeles area.
For five consecutive years (2007 – 2011), Antioch University Los Angeles was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll was established in 2006 “to recognize institutions of higher education that support innovative, effective, and exemplary community service programs.” The award is the “highest recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.” The activities of the Community Partnership Speakers Bureau were instrumental in garnering this honor for the University.