The Institute for Community Partnerships offers a number of programs to help advance your learning and research interests.  We invite you to explore our options for service-learning and community research below.
Join us and let us partner together to make a meaningful difference in our communities.

For Students

CAPS - Community-Academic Partners in Service

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For Faculty and Staff

Community Engaged Research

Learn more about the benefits of community-based participatory research and tools to begin your own research in the community.


Learn more about the importance of service-learning, getting your course designated as an official LLU service-learning course, and resources to improve and monitor service-learning activities.

Community Partnerships

Learn more about LLU partnerships in the community and how you can collaborate with an existing project.

For Community Organizations

Partner with Loma Linda University Health

Loma Linda University Health faculty, staff, and students work with community organizations throughout the Inland Empire through ongoing research projects, service-learning coursework and in community service projects. Please contact us if you are interested in partnering with Loma Linda University Health.

For Community Members

Work at Loma Linda University Health

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Attend Loma Linda University

See each school for information on degree programs and requirements:

Join our High School Student Pipeline Program

The Institute for Community Partnerships offers underrepresented minority high school students a pipeline program for those interested in a health professions career.

African Americans, Latinos and American Indians are about one quarter of the population of the United States but represent less than 10% of the workforce in the health professions of medicine, nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy. Studies show that although minorities are less likely to attend four-year colleges, they are as likely as non-minorities students to major in biological sciences.Therefore, the critical time for intervention is during primary education before high school graduation.

If pipeline programs like ours from the Institute of Community Partnerships can help encourage and prepare minorities to graduate from high school and attend college, they will be more likely to go on to pursue a career in the health sciences and more likely to return to their own communities to serve.

The Gateway Program: A Health Professions Pipeline Program

The Gateway Program is a two-week summer program that includes speakers and activities, with an optional third week where interested students can shadow health professionals in the workplace. The program provides training in how to take the SAT, apply for financial aid and improve study skills so students understand a college education is attainable. Speakers from all the health sciences schools at Loma Linda University offer instruction and hands-on activities for students to learn more about different health sciences career opportunities.

At Loma Linda University our mission is “to make man whole,” so our Gateway program not only offers academic and career guidance, but also includes spiritual activities, physical activity, healthy meals and team building activities to address the needs of the whole person.

Previously, we ran three separate pipeline programs that each focused on a different ethnic group. The Loma Linda University Institute for Community Partnerships will now offer one program that brings students of different ethnicities together in an environment where we can foster understanding and collaboration amongst youth of different backgrounds.

We invite you to learn more about our Gateway Program and explore the many benefits it offers underrepresented minority students.

Resources for Students Interested in the Health Professions