CSUSB Selected to Participate in Statewide Program College Corps
Cal State San Bernardino was selected as one of 45 partner campuses, from the University of California, California State University, community college, and private university systems, to participate in the statewide #CaliforniansforAll College Corps program that combines academic and hands-on work experience.
Led by California Volunteers and the California Office of the Governor, “College Corps is a statewide paid service program that provides meaningful work to underserved college students, helping them graduate on time and with less debt while benefiting the local community,” according to the website.
College Corps will create pathways for 75 CSUSB students at the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses to earn credit and receive up to $10,000 in funding in exchange for a commitment to serve 450 hours in a community service assignment during a full academic year. Over 300 CSUSB students applied to participate in the program. This year marks the first time AB-540 eligible Dreamers are able to participate in a state service program.
CSUSB was selected as part of the Inland Empire regional consortium and will be collaborating with UC Riverside, San Bernardino Community College District, Riverside Community College District, and College of the Desert.
For students, the program will make community service a core part of their college experience and help prepare them for their future careers. Students who complete 450 hours of service with College Corps will receive the following benefits:
- $3,000 education award
- If eligible, up to $7,000 stipend living allowance
- Hands-on experience and skills
- Access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities
College Corps will provide students the opportunity to support and learn from community-based organizations working in three priority areas: K-12 education, climate action, and food insecurity. CSUSB will be focusing on K-12 education opportunities and addressing learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.