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3,200 Students Begin Service Year as CaliforniansForAll College Corps Fellows

Was Live | Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022

Guest Speakers:

  • Josh Fryday,  California Chief Service Officer
  • Debbie Espinosa, President and CEO, FIND Food Bank
  • Ali Alani, College Corps Student Fellow, UC San Diego
  • Wendi Lizola, College Corps Student Fellow, Sacramento State University

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Event Overview

This month 3,200 students – sworn in by Gov. Newsom at a swearing in ceremony in Sacramento on Friday, Oct. 7 – begin their first academic year as College Corps fellows at one of 46 partnering colleges and universities across the state.

Each student will receive up to $10,000 for completing a year of service in the community, either tutoring and mentoring low income students, distributing meals to those facing food insecurity, or taking climate action. 80% of fellows are students of color, 58 percent are first-generation college students, and 68% are Pell grant eligible. 500 fellows are AB 540 Dream Act students.

Launched by Gov. Newsom in 2021, College Corps represents the first and largest state level investment in a college service program in the country, with $146 million earmarked for up to 6,500 students over the next two years. Speakers will talk about the vision that inspired the program, how it works, who is eligible, how to apply and where students will do their community services.

Receive up to $10,000 for completing a year of community service

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