Across America, great initiatives take place that not only benefit communities and people that could use some support to get a better life, but also help students understand more of the world around them. In California, for example, we’ve found this fantastic California State University Fresno Humanics Program.
This program is not only a Humanics Student Philanthropy Project but also provides Grant Writing Projects that allow the school’s students to write grant proposals and partake in Humanics Internships at nonprofit organizations in the region. The following video is a bit dated (2014) but describes very well what to program is all about:
The Humanics Program at California State University-Fresno is part of a nationally operating alliance consisting of nonprofits, colleges, and universities, that is committed to preparing, educating, and certifying people to lead and strengthen Community Benefit Organizations (CBOs).
The Humanics Program at Fresno State is associated with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly, American Humanics)–a nationally operating alliance of 60 colleges and universities and over 20 national nonprofits.
Humanics Student Philanthropy Project. This project started out in 2007 helped by a modest grant donated by the Fresno Regional Foundation. The project has flourished and is part of the initiative Students4Giving, a nationally rolled out initiative of Campus Compact and Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund.