An educational institution is established within the bounds of three major pillars: instruction, research, and community extension. While its primary function focuses on the provision of formal education, it is also expected to serve the community where it is a part of.
There are impoverished communities where people live in deprivation. Hard as they labor and toil to change their lot, these people need to be assisted to function as productive, useful and participative members of their families and communities.
The Community Outreach Program of Centro Escolar University (CEU) plays an important role in this endeavor.
VISION-MISSION OF THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH DEPARTMENT
A highly organized Community Outreach Department (COD) rendering EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT and HUMANE SERVICE to CEU schools/colleges and organizations.
The Community Outreach Department (COD) has been established based on the imperative of the school to actively participate in community education and service.
Considering CEU's important role in people empowerment and social development, COD, imbued with the values of love, care, and concern for people, commits itself to:
maximize existing manpower and material resources of CEU in order to serve impoverished families, groups and communities;
develop a more facilitative network of cooperation and coordination between and among schools/colleges and organizations within the university;
promote the highest level and degree of volunteerism among students, faculty and non-teaching personnel; and
contribute to the inculcation of values of social responsibility and promotion of a dignified life for all, within and outside the university.
ORGANIZATIONAL CHART OF THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH DEPARTMENT
Carlito B. Olaer, Ph.D. Vice President for Student Affairs
Lolita D. Pablo, RSW, MSSW, Ph.D. Head, Community Outreach Department
Mrs. Gemma Gornez COP Coordinator
Mrs. Luningning Marcelino COP Coordinator
Rovi C. Obal, RSW Outreach Assistant
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM (COP) ADVISERS
Dr. Margarita Grey School of Accountancy and Management
Mrs. Virginia Nuguid School of Education, Liberal Arts, Music, Social Work
Mrs. Ivy Echano School of Pharmacy
Engr. Jenifer Santos School of Science and Technology
Mrs. Lindsay Alvarez School of Nutrition and Hospitality Management
Dr. Felipe Wilfredo Espineli School of Dentistry
Mrs. Nenita Lim School of Medical Technology
Dr. Irynne Cabanban School of Nursing
Dr. Cecilia L. Yu School of Optometry
Dr. Lorena C. Balacanao Graduate School
OUTREACH PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS AND THEIR ORGANIZATIONS
COMPASS (Community Outreach Movement Pro-Active Student Service)
The students have organized themselves into a strong organization called COMPASS (Community Outreach Movement Pro-Active Student Service). This university-wide organization was established on June 26, 1998 with the aim of promoting and strengthening student involvement through voluntary participation in the University Community Outreach Program. It also seeks to coordinate with various community outreach organizations of the different schools, GOs and NGOs in pursuit of exchanging experiences, ideas & furtherance of knowledge in terms of community understanding & genuine community involvement.
TEACH (Teachers’ Empowering Approach as Community Helpmates)
Aside from the students, faculty members who render voluntary community involvement have also organized themselves into a group called TEACH (Teachers’ Empowering Approach as Community Helpmates). This organization seeks to promote and strengthen faculty involvement through worthwhile activities that would promote participation in the University's Community Outreach Program. It aims to train faculty leaders who would volunteer to assist in the implementation of the Community Outreach Program.
SUPPORT (Support Personnel Outreach Team)
The Non-Teaching Personnel have also an organization of community volunteers which they called SUPPORT (Support Personnel Outreach Team). Just like COMPASS and TEACH, the purpose of SUPPORT is to encourage the voluntary involvement of non-teaching personnel in community building efforts within and outside the university.
OUTREACH PROGRAMS AND COMPONENTS
A. Health and Nutrition
Integrated Medical, Dental, Optometry Mission
Zero Bungi Project
Zero Labo Mata Project
Zero Parasite Project
Oral Health Education
Eye Care Education
Public Health Education
Nutrition Cooking- Demonstration
B. Education and Values Formation
Alternative Learning System (ALS)
Computer Literacy Training
Training on Community Leaders
Training on Day Care Teachers
Theatre Arts Workshop
Training on Community Leaders
Inter-Alley Sports Competition
Sharing the Blessings of Christmas with Sectoral Groups
Awareness and Education on Alternative Herbal Remedy
Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
Seminar on Drug Addiction
C. Livelihood and Entrepreneurship
D. Environmental Care and Protection
Donation Drive for Calamity-Stricken Communities ( NCR, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao)
E. DONATION DRIVE
DONATIONS FOR THE VICTIMS OF TYPHOONS ROLLY AND ULYSSES
COP RESEARCHES CONDUCTED MARCH 2017
Factors Related to the Nutritional Status of 8-71 Months Old Children in Barangay 836, Pandacan, Manila, School of Nutrition and Hospitality Management: Castro, M Cudilla, TB Jugo, JA, Obial, P., Pascual, C Sarmiento, J Uy,RG , Fronda, JK,
Wellness Profile of the Older Adults in Barangay 836 Pandacan, Manila May 2018 Basis for Implementation of Nursing Clinics, School of Nursing: Mr. Sonny Pura and Dr. Irynne D. Cabanban, May 2018
Centro Escolar University, School of Optometry Community Outreach Program: Response to WHO Universal Eye Health 2014-2019, School of Optometry: Maria Cecilia A. Lintag-Yu, OD, MSO, FAOC, 2014-2019
Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment and Control of Hypertension and Medication Adherence Among Elderly in Barangay 836, Pandacan, Manila, Philippines, Graduate School, School of Pharmacy, and Community Outreach Department, 2018: R. Arellano, JP. Ramos, M. Delacruz, R. Lequin , CA. Gregorio and MD. Dean.
Impact Assessment of Community Outreach Activities on Core Values and Graduate Attributes among School of Science and Technology Volunteers, School of Science and Technology: Adrian M. Segovia, Dorothea dela Cruz, Zenaida DR Los Baños, Jennifer L. Santos , 2014-2018
Saklolo and Saklola:Understanding the Level of Agonies of the Elderly as Basis for a Proposed Intervention Activities, TEACH: Gemma Rosemarie Gornez, Sonia Pilao, Angelina Villanueva, Jean Marie Villanueva, Agnes Santos, 2018
Greening Project: The Social Responsibility of the Students of Centro Escolar University, Makati, TEACH and SUPPORT: Sonia Pilao, Gemma Rosemarie Gornez, Jean Marie Villanueva, and Denise Javal and Marienelle Dimaano, 2020
Health Coaching and Education of CWH’s: Partnership in Transforming Health Care Delivery System, Cresencia M. Santos D.N.S., Gerald T. Evangelista M.A.N., and Luningning O. Marcelino M.A.N, 2015-2016