Californians for All College Corps Kicks Off
In January 2022, CSUDH was named one of 45 California colleges and universities chosen to take part in Californians for All College Corps, the largest state-level investment in a college service program in California history. CSUDH was one of 16 CSU campuses that were included in the historic $146 million investment in the state’s future leaders.
CSUDH received a 19-month grant supporting the planning and implementation for the first year of the College Corps on campus. The new program will provide up to 6,500 college students statewide with opportunities to serve in three key areas: K-12 education, climate action, or food insecurity. In exchange for 450 hours of service during an academic year, each College Corps Fellow will receive $10,000 to help fund their education.
Led by the California Volunteers Office of the Governor, the Californians for All College Corps initiative aims to engage college students in meaningful service to build leadership and civic responsibility; to help students from diverse backgrounds graduate with less debt; and to support the work of community-based organizations.
“At our campus, we pride ourselves on not just being in the community but of the community. I am thrilled that our students will have the opportunity to give back to their communities while supporting their own educational goals and aspirations,” said CSUDH President Thomas A. Parham.
“This groundbreaking program perfectly aligns with our university mission: to provide the broadest possible access to higher education while working toward social justice and equity for all.”