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In partnership with #CaliforniansForAll College Corps, Riverside City College will provide 50 students local service opportunities in community organizations such as food banks, climate action organizations, and K-12 education.

Eligible students can earn up to $7,000 in a living allowance stipend and up to $3,000 education award in exchange for completing 450 hours of service over the course of the academic year. 

Program Overview


  • 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. 


  • 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 

Service Areas: 

College Corps fellows at Riverside City College offer service positions in local nonprofits and organizations within a reasonable distance from campus. Assignments will be selected based on student interest and the final list of participating organizations.

Current partners include:

  • Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino
  • Catholic Charities
  • Raincross Boxing Academy
  • Gateway College and Career Academy
  • RCC Basic Needs Resource Center
  • RCC Upward Bound program


  • 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) 


  • 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) 


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

How to Apply

The application period is closed. We encourage interested students to apply using the Waitlist Application should fellowships become available.


Program Timeline
March Application Opens for 2024 – 2025
April 15 Priority Application Review Deadline
May 1 Final Application Deadline
May – June Fellowships announced
June – July Fellow onboarding
August Program Orientation

Our College Corps team is here to assist. Please email if you have questions about the program or application process.