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Students Find Purpose in College Through College Corps

Financial Aid Matters, But So Does Community Engagement

A year after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s #CaliforniansForAll College Corps launched, providing more than 3,000 colleges students the opportunity to earn up to $10,000 toward their education in return for community service work, the program has proven to be a transformative experience for both students and the organizations where they work. Finding purpose turns out to be a powerful motivator at a time when students report rising rates of depression and anxiety, as well as financial stress and uncertainty.

Was Live Monday, Mar 13, 2023 | 1 pm PT

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Guest Speakers:

  • Emilio Ruiz, College Corps Fellow, Liberal Studies Major and Fellow
    Ambassador for the CSULB College Corps Program
  • Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith Ph.D., Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science
    Center and the co-instructor of the GGSC’s Bridging Differences online course
  • Dr. Beth Manke, Campus Program Lead, Professor of Human Development and
    Co-PI/ Program Director for the CSULB College Corps Program
  • Ishmael Pruitt, Community Host Partner, works directly with two College
    Corps Fellows, Co-founder and CEO of Project Optimism
  • Josh Fryday, California Chief Service Officer, California Volunteers, Office of
    the Governor

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