SIFE is a non-profit organization that builds bridges between higher education, business, and the community. Colleges and Universities form SIFE teams that work with the community in various outreach projects that encourages students to use the business skills they learn in college to help the community.
The Hartnell College SIFE team has been in existance more than a decade, and has won several awards. During 2007-2010 spring semesters, the Hartnell College SIFE team won regional competition and competed at National Competition (Texas, Chicago, Philadelphia, Minnesota).
SIFE is offered as three unit course at Hartnell College, and grades are based on level of involvment, leadership quality, and meeting a minimum number of logged hours.