#CaliforniansForAll College Corps
Cal State LA was selected as one of 45 partner campuses to participate in the new statewide #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program that aims to engage undergraduate students in solving problems in their communities while also learning key skills that will advance their own academic and career success. The program will be expanding on the pilot Civic Action Fellowship program and will pair students with community-based organizations that focus on pressing issues in K-12 education, climate action, and food insecurity in the eastern region of Los Angeles County. Cal State LA will be launching the East Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Regional Consortium through #CaliforniansForAll College Corps in partnership with Cal Poly Pomona, East Los Angeles College, and Rio Hondo College this Fall 2022.
The College Corps Initiative has three goals:
Engage college students in meaningful service opportunities that build leadership skills and civic responsibility.
Help students from diverse backgrounds graduate college on time and with less debt.
Support the work of community-based organizations focused on key local priorities.
We are excited to invite students to consider making community service a core part of their college experience.
Please stay tuned for more details this spring on how to apply to become a College Corps Fellow.
Students who complete 450 hours of service with College Corps will receive the following benefits:
- $7,000 stipend (living allowance), plus a $3,000 Education Award
- A real-world job experience and skills to add to their resume
- Access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities
- Opportunity to work towards a common purpose alongside young leaders from across California
Students interested in applying, should:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Cal State LA for the 2022-2023 academic year (12 units or more each semester)
- Be able to commit to a year of service from August 2022 to June 2023 (12-15 hours/week)
- Submit FAFSA or California Dream Act Application for 2022-2023 by June 1
- Demonstrate experience & interest in working in diverse teams
- Be passionate about serving your community
- Be able to provide documentation of resident status as a U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent resident (AB 540 Dreamer students are also eligible)
Learn more about our previous fellow cohorts:
Please find our 2022-2023 Fellow Cohort application form below.
Learn About Our Current Community Partners
Your organization can benefit in the following ways:
- 15 hours / week of direct support provided by Fellows over one academic year;
- Connections to higher education institutions in your community;
- Access to training and networking opportunities provided by partner campuses and California Volunteers.
Community host organizations should meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Non-profit or governmental organization;
- Work in one of the 3 program Focus Areas: K-12 Education, Climate Action, Food Insecurity;
- Ability to host at least two Fellows, and to provide all Fellows on site with effective training, mentoring and supervision to meet the goal of providing meaningful work experience.
College Corps Community Partners (or Host Organizations) will have the following responsibilities:
- Collaborate with partner campuses to place and train College Corps Fellows;
- Ensure Fellows meet the 450-hour service requirement while learning practical skills and interacting directly with program beneficiaries;
- Support partner campuses in tracking Fellow contributions and outcomes.
If you would like to explore a future collaboration, please fill out an Interest Form below. Community host partners will ultimately be selected based on alignment with program design and priorities in each region.