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Riverside City College, Moreno Valley College, and Norco College have joined forces with #CaliforniansForAll College Corps to offer up to 50 students local service opportunities in community organizations, such as food banks, climate action organizations, and k-12 schools for the 2022 - 23 academic year.

College Corps program has three core goals:

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

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Benefits of College Corps 

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College Corps fellows who complete requirements of the program will:

  • Earn up to $10,000 to help pay for college;  
  • Gain real-world experience and skills to add to your resume;
  • Receive practical training and opportunities for professional development and networking; 
  • Connect with service-oriented student leaders working toward a common purpose within your community and across the state;
  • Earn college credit. 

Student Commitment

  • Commit to a total of 450 service hours during the 2022 - 23 academic year (approximately 12-15 hours per week).
  • Service hours will be completed within local K-12 schools, food banks/pantries, climate action organizations, or agencies providing post-carceral services. (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 as assigned.

Compensation 

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

Eligibility

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Attend either Riverside City College, Moreno Valley College, or Norco College;
  • Be enrolled in 12 or more units each semester;
  • Maintain good academic standing;
  • Submit FAFSA or California Dream Act Application for 2022 - 23 by June 1;
  • 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;
  • Complete all background checks upon hire. (Not required for AB 540 Dreamer students).

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Deadline to apply: Monday, May 30, at 11:59 p.m.

  • Complete and submit the Application
  • In the application you will be asked to respond to two short essay questions. Applicants are encouraged to review Section I of this application before answering. Each response should be within 100-200 words. The questions are
    1. "Why do you want to be a College Corps Fellow, and why would you be a good fit for the program?" 
    2. "The CA College Corps Program will achieve collective impact through service, training, and leadership opportunities of 3,000+ Fellows, all of whom reflect different lived experiences and beliefs. In previous experiences, what have you done to contribute your perspective, gain a new understanding, or learn from others with a diverse set of beliefs?"
Program Timeline
May 30 Application Deadline
June 13 – 17 Student Interviews
June 27 – 30 Notification of selection
July Background Checks (Not required for AB 540 Dreamer students)
August Program begins with Orientation
June 2023 Program Ends

Contact

Adrienne Grayson adrienne.grayson@rcc.edu