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Serve your Community, Build Skills, and earn up to $10,000 in a living allowance and education award.  

#CaliforniansForAll College Corps is a statewide service fellowship that provides students with college funding while serving our community in education, climate action, and food insecurity.

Eligible students will receive $10,000 toward their education in exchange for completing 450 hours of service over the course of the academic year. 

Sign up to learn more about applying for the 2024 – 20205 academic year.   

Submit Interest Form

Goals, Benefist, Eligibility, Student Commitment, and Compensation

Goals: 

  • Engage students in meaningful service opportunities that build career pathways, leadership skills and civic responsibility. 
  • Help students from diverse backgrounds graduate college on time and with less debt. AB-540 students are encouraged to apply. 
  • Support the work of community-based organizations focused on K-12 education, food insecurity and climate action. 

Benefits: 

  • Receive a living stipend of up to $7,000 throughout your service term and an additional $3,000 Education Award upon the completion of 450 service hours. 
  • Gain real-world experience and skills while making a positive community impact and gaining career experience  
  • Get access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities. 
  • Connect with a network of College Corps Fellows working toward a common purpose within your community and across the state 

Eligibility: 

  • Be at least 18 years old; 
  • Be enrolled full-time, or 12 or more units, each semester at Riverside City College for a full academic year (August – June) 
  • Maintain good academic standing 
  • Current U.S. citizen, U.S. National or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States (copy of U.S birth certificate, passport, or Legal Permanent Resident Card), or AB 540 Dreamer 
  • Submit FAFSA or California Dream Act Application for 2024 - 25 by June 1, 2024 
  • Students selected to join the Fellowship must meet at least one of the following criteria: 
  • Students must meet one (1) of the following: 
  • Qualify for a Federal Pell Grant. 
  • Qualify for a Cal Grant. 
  • Qualify for a California College Promise Grant. 
  • Student needs to work part-time and/or borrow student loans. 
  • Is an AB 540-eligible Dreamer student 
  • Complete all background checks upon hire. (Not required for AB 540 Dreamer students) 

Commitment:   

  • Commit to a total of 450 service hours during the 2024 - 25 academic year (August – June) for approximately 12-15 hours per week. 
  • Service hours will be completed within local K-12 schools, food banks/pantries, or climate action organizations. Placement sites will be organized and assigned by the program based on students’ interests. 
  • Actively participate in trainings, team meetings, and weekly seminars 
  • Engage in service initiatives and regional events as assigned 
  • Participate in program orientation (early August 2024) 

Compensation:  

  • $7,000 Living Stipend (provided in monthly installments) 
  • $3,000 Education Award (upon completion of the program) 

Application for Cohort 3 (2024 – 2025)

Submit an interest form to stay informed of program updates and the upcoming application process.  

Submit Interest Form

Program Timeline
March Application Opens for 2024 – 2025
April – May Application review and interviews
May – June Fellowships announced
June – July Fellow onboarding
August Program Orientation

Contact
CollegeCorps@rcc.edu