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The #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program is a service fellowship that provides students with college funding while engaging them in community problem-solving in the fields of education, climate action, and food insecurity.
Eligible students will receive $10,000 toward their education in exchange for completing 450 hours of service over the course of the academic year.
Make community service a core part of your college experience and preparation for your future career as you grow into a wise, honorable, and cultivated citizen.
Concordia University Irvine students, along with our community partners, share their experiences as #CaliforniansForAll College Corps Fellows working at the South County Outreach, Tanaka Farms, and The Wooden Floor.
Become civic-minded leaders with the ability to bridge divides and solve problems.
Earn a living stipend and scholarship to support their education and graduate with less debt.
Address societal challenges and help build more equitable communities across California.
The College Corps Fellows at Concordia each partner with a different organizations that transforms others as well as themselves. Take a look at how students get involved in each community and are been impacted by the program.
Sydney Nelson and Katie Crowder share their experiences at The Wooden Floor.
Evelyn Galvan shares her experience at South County Outreach.
Laura Gibson and Jedidiah Rufner share their experiences at Tanaka Farms.
As a College Corps Fellow, you’ll serve in the fields of K-12 Education, Food Insecurity, or Climate Action for a total of 450 hours over the course of the academic year (about 15 hours/week).
As a College Corps Fellow, you will:
Students selected to join the Fellowship must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Additionally, eligible Fellows are required to:
College Corps fellows will work with K-12 schools, food banks and pantries, or climate action organizations to invest in the local community and build more equitable solutions and resources for all Californians.
While the College Corps staff will try to place you in your top area of interest, the available positions are determined by community needs, so it’s not guaranteed.
College Fellows Orientation:
Submit Student Interest Form
Questions? Email [email protected].
Service Emphasis: Climate Action
College Corps Service Emphasis: Climate Action
Working as a team with other co-workers at Tanaka Farms has shown me that anything is possible, no matter the challenge.
Service Emphasis: K-12 Education
College Corps Service Emphasis: K-12 Education
Irvine is my new home, and serving this community has helped me feel connected
Being in God's creation with the perspective of protecting it really impacted me for good.
Service Emphasis: Food Insecurity
College Corps Service Emphasis: Food Insecurity
I will continue to serve in my community for years to come because of my experience with the College Corps Program.
This is a great chance to be a part of the community while earning a helpful financial bonus.
I have gained significant experience working with kids, which has encouraged me to continue pursuing my teaching credential.
This program benefits you as a student with experience, professional development, and college tuition — all while you make an impact in the community.
College Corps Service Emphasis: Sydney Nelson
I have gained workplace experience that will help me in the future as well as personal growth experience in a diverse environment.
More than 50 Concordia students embraced the opportunity to volunteer locally in exchange for tuition assistance — and loved their experiences.