Service Learning Institute

Service Leadership Opportunities



CSUMB College Corps

We are accepting applications for #CaliforniansForAll College Corps, an exciting statewide program that bridges the gap between college students and their community through service. Join to meet like-minded peers and become the next generation of civic leaders.

We proudly include AB 540 and undocumented students with or without work authorization in this state service program.

To Apply

Priority deadline: April 30th

What you will receive:

  • Professional experience working in schools and community organizations that address health, environmental action, food justice, and overall community prosperity. 
  • Connections with the community can lead to job opportunities and references.
  • A vast network of supportive and like-minded people inside and outside the CSUMB campus. This includes College Corps staff, fellow students across California, and community members. 
  • An opportunity to serve the community through impactful service, with guidance from staff and faculty
  • Depending on your financial aid package, you could be eligible for up to $10,000 in a living allowance and an educational award.

As a CSUMB College Corps Fellow, you will:

  • Enroll in special CSUMB College Corps Service Learning courses in Fall 2024 and Spring 2025.
  • Serve in the community for about 12-15 hours per week through the academic year and commit to 450 hours of service between August 2024 and June 2025.
  • Impact the community by: 
    • Fighting climate change with nonprofits in local communities 
    • Increasing access to health care
    • Providing meals, access to shelter, and wellness activities to community members experiencing isolation, poverty, or houselessness 
    • Working with teachers to implement ethnic studies curriculum
    • Teaching children about environmental justice 
    • Tutoring, mentoring, and supporting students in writing, math, physical education
    • Providing recreational and skill-building activities to support student well-being
    • Building activities to support student well-being
  • You must be:

    • A full-time undergraduate enrolled at CSUMB for fall and spring 
    • Able to serve 12-15 hours per week

    And meet ONE of the following eligibility requirements: 

    • Qualify for Federal Pell grant
    • Qualify for State Cal Grant or Middle-Class Scholarship
    • Need to work part-time and/or borrow student loans to meet educational costs
    • Undocumented with or without employment authorization

    The Financial Aid staff will meet with each accepted Fellow and determine how participation will impact their Financial Aid package. If you have an abundance of scholarships and aid, you may choose to participate in College Corps but turn down a portion of the $10,000 award. 

    • February 16: Application Opens 
    • March 18: Priority Deadline for Returners
    • April 30: Priority Deadline for New Applicants
    • April - June: Interviews and Selection
    • April - June: Financial Aid Verification Meetings
    • April - July:  Background Checks and Onboarding
    • August: Meet the partners and pick a site 
    • August 21 - 23: Mandatory On Campus Orientation and Training
    • August 26: The semester begins
    • June 30, 2025: Program Ends
  • Attend a meet and greet session to learn about College Corps!

    Check out our schedule

  • Can participants serve at more than one site?

    • Yes! If you find two service sites you want to be a part of, you can serve at both.

    How will I know if I qualify for the living stipend or educational award?

    • Before you decide to join the program, you will meet with a College Corps financial aid officer who will review your eligibility for the College Corps financial aid package.

    What does service look like over the breaks?

    • That is up to you! If you want to get ahead on your hours, you are welcome to do service at your site in Monterey or possibly in your hometown, so long as you are in California. But service is not required over breaks.

    How will my service site be selected?

    • After meeting with our partners and learning about them, you will tell us your top three choices. College Corps staff will most likely place you with one of them. If not, we will work with you to find the next best fit.

    What if I don’t finish my 450 hours on time?

    • You will not receive your educational award if you don’t finish all 450 hours.  All Fellows who finish 300 hours are graduates of the program.  In some circumstances, your end date can be extended to allow you time to finish your hour

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