CollegeCorps

The Cal Poly Humboldt Center for Community Based Learning has been awarded a two year grant from the California Volunteers, Office of the Governor called Californians for All College Corps to support 100 Cal Poly Humboldt and College of the Redwoods students, including AB540 Dreamers, each year for 450 hours (~15 hours per week) of in-person community service. Learn, serve, and earn in academic year 2022-23. The Fellows’ time and talent will help revitalize and energize our community-based organizations and advance our campus strategic priorities.
 

Our Three Core Goals:

  1. Engage college students in meaningful service opportunities that build leadership skills and civic responsibility.
  2. Help students from diverse backgrounds graduate college on time and with less debt.
  3. Support the work of community-based organizations focused on key local priorities.

Information for Students:

Apply to Become a Student Fellow

Deadline to Apply for 2022/23: July 1, 2022

What We’re Looking For:

  • Passion for working in partnership with communities to make positive change; 
  • Flexibility to work in different areas and adapt to changing circumstances; 
  • Growth mindset and eagerness to try new things; 
  • Interest in connecting with and learning from other students and partners across the state; 
  • Willingness to be an ambassador for the Fellowship on campus and beyond.

What You’ll Do:

Fellows will work with K-12 schools, food banks/pantries, or climate action organizations to build healthier and more equitable communities across California. 

What You’ll Gain:

  • Up to $7,000 Living Stipend (distributed monthly throughout service) & a $3,000 Education Award (upon completion of 450 hours of service). The living stipend will no longer affect your financial aid award this 2022-2023 academic year. Please contact Financial Aid to discuss how the $3000 education award may affect your financial aid in future aid years;
  • Academic credit;
  • A real-world job experience and skills to add to your resume;
  • Access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities;
  • Connections with Fellows across the state via a virtual community platform and regional events;
  • A sense of pride and accomplishment in working toward a common purpose alongside young leaders from across the state.

Where You’ll Serve:

College Corps at Cal Poly Humboldt offers service positions in local nonprofits and municipal agencies within a reasonable distance from campus.

Eligibility Criteria

General Eligibility:

  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent by the 2022-2023 AY AND;
  • Be a full-time, enrolled undergraduate student at Cal Poly Humboldt or College of the Redwoods AND;
  • Must currently be and remain in good academic standing AND;
  • Ability to commit to the program for the full academic year and not participating in a semester off-campus (Study Abroad) AND;
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National, legal permanent resident or AB 540 Eligible Dreamer.

FInancial Need:

  • Qualifies for a Federal Pell Grant OR;
  • Qualifies for a State Cal Grant or Middle Class Scholarship OR;
  • Needs to work part time and/or borrow student loans to meet their educational costs OR;
  • Is an AB-540 Eligible Dreamer.

Additional Requirements:

  • Complete a National Service Criminal History Check & Live Scan*;
  • Participate fully in required orientation, training and events for Fellows.

*AB-540 students will not need to complete the National Service Criminal History Check & Live Scan unless they choose to serve with a Community Partner who requires it.

Information for Community Partners:

Currently participating community partners, please visit this website for host information: sites.google.com/humboldt.edu/humboldtcollegecorpstraining

Apply to Become a Fellows Host 

Must be a non-profit or governmental organization with a focus on K-12, Climate Action, or Food Insecurity.
  • Attend training and utilize resources provided.
  • Host from two to ten Fellows per year and receive $4,000 per Fellow.
  • Partners will supervise and support students, maintain records for the grant, and work closely with the grant manager.
  • Timeframe for first cohort: students selected by the end of July 2022; to serve from September 2022 through July 2023.

For more information:

Please contact the Program Coordinator at collegecorps@humboldt.edu.
 

Californians for All College Corps in the News:

Statewide & National
Northern CA 
Sacramento Valley 
Bay Area 
Central Valley 
Central Coast
Inland Region
Los Angeles
Orange County/San Diego
TV/Radio

 

Highlights