Apply by April 18
Applications will open on March 30th. The priority deadline for applying is April 18, 2022, with rolling applications until June. Applicants who apply by the priority deadline will be confirmed before the end of the term. For more information, attend an information session or event.
Questions? Email the Sacramento Valley College Corps
Woodland Community College is proud to be among the selected 45 campuses statewide for the inaugural #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program. Woodland Community College, along with Sacramento State University, and Sacramento City College form the regional Sacramento Valley College Corps or SVCC.
Led by the California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps initiative has three goals:
- engage college students in meaningful service to build leadership and civic responsibility;
- promote academic success and economic well being with students from diverse backgrounds; and
- to support the work of community-based organizations in key local priorities: K-12 Education, Climate Action, Food Insecurity.
About College Corps
As a College Corps Fellow, you will serve 450 hours in an area of K-12 Education, Food Insecurity, or Climate Action over the course of the 2022-2023 academic year (September 2022-June 2023). This roughly equates to 15 hours a week.
As a College Corps fellow you’ll receive:
- Up to $7,000 living stipend (throughout the term of service or $700/month) + $3,000 Education Award upon completion of 450 service hours.
- Real-world job experience and skills to add to your resume.
- Access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities.
- Connections with fellows across the state via the virtual platform and regional events.
- An academic course (1 unit per quarter) designed to support your professional learning throughout the experience.
- A sense of community and accomplishment in working toward the common goals of improving our community.
Students selected should meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Qualifies for a Federal Pell Grant
- Qualifies for a State Cal Grant
- Needs to work part-time and/or borrow student loans to meet their educational costs
- Is an AB540-eligible student with a California Dream Act application on file (no work authorization required)
Additionally, Fellows are required to:
- Be a full-time, enrolled undergraduate student at Woodland Community College
- No minimum GPA, but must be in academic good standing (not on academic probation)
- Commit to the program for the full 450 hours during the academic year
Fellows will work with K-12 schools, food banks/pantries, or climate action organizations to build healthier and more equitable communities across California. They will do this in a variety of ways:
- K-12 Education: Serve as a tutor to K-12 students at local schools and/or organizations that provide tutoring services.
- Food Insecurity: Serve at food banks, food distribution centers, or centers providing access to community members facing food insecurity.
- Climate Action: Serve with local organizations that are focused on positive environmental change.
The College Corps staff will do their best to match accepted fellows with their top field choice, however, it is not guaranteed.
Attend an information session:
- Wednesday, March 30, 6-7pm, virtual- register for Zoom ID
- Tuesday, April 5, 7-8pm, virtual- register for Zoom ID
Learn more about climate action, education, and food security through keynote speakers and find out how you can make an impact in the region in a service internship while being paid. Meet some of the host sites and find out about specific positions and opportunities.
College Corps FAQ
What is a fellow and what is a fellowship?
Selected undergraduate students will be referred to as College Corps fellows throughout the duration of the program.
The fellowship refers to the year-long commitment and service completed with an external community partner. As a College Corps fellow, you will be assigned an external community partner to work with and complete a majority of the 450 hours of service with this community host site.
How do I apply?
- Complete the application – APPLY NOW. The application will include some short answer questions.
- Students awarded a fellowship position will be notified via email.
- Students who accept the fellowship program will be required to attend an information session and asked to complete additional materials, such as resumes, to share with the host sites along with additional agreements. A background check will be conducted prior to final acceptance into the fellowship.
- Students who accept the fellowship must enroll in a 1-unit class each quarter of the 22-23 academic year, focused on community service, leadership, professional development and civic engagement.
Will this impact my financial aid?
Each student’s financial aid package is different. We encourage you to connect with Financial Aid to make sure you understand how the $10,000 through this program will impact your specific situation.