Accepting Applications for #CaliforniasForAll College Corps Fellowship
Compton College is proud to be selected as one of 45 partner colleges to offer the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps, which is a fellowship program intended to engage students in direct services to their communities while earning money to help pay for college. It is the first state-funded service opportunity accessible for low- to moderate-income students, including AB 540 eligible Dreamers.
Working with nonprofit organizations located in Compton, Lynwood, and Paramount, Compton College is seeking to recruit 125 students to serve the community. Students will be placed at organizations targeting three areas – K-12 education, climate action, and food insecurity. If students complete the 450 hours over a year, they will receive a $7,000 living allowance stipend and a $3,000 education award, plus academic credit, real-world job experience, and access to training and networking opportunities.
The Compton College Corps Fellowship is well suited for students who:
- have a passion for working within communities to make positive change
- are flexible to work in different areas and can adapt to changing circumstances
- have a growth mindset and are eager to try new things
- are interested in connecting with and learning from peers and partners statewide
- will be a proud ambassador for the program on and off campus.
Students must meet specific criteria to be eligible for the fellowship program, including being enrolled full-time for the 2022-2023 year, being in good academic standing, and having financial needs. Students interested in making positive change in their communities while also earning money to help pay for college are encouraged to submit an online application by September 1, 2022 via the Compton College website at https://www.compton.edu/academics/CTE/compton_college_corps.aspx.
Students who are accepted for and complete the fellowship will gain money for college and expenses; academic credit; real-world job experience and skills to add to their resume; access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities; connections to Fellows across the state via a virtual community platform and regional events; and a sense of accomplishment in working toward a common purpose alongside other youth leaders in California.
“Compton College students are known for selecting majors and careers where they can give back and help others,” said Keith Curry, Compton College president. “Compton College is honored to be chosen by Governor Newsom to participate as an inaugural College Corps member. “Through this fellowship program, our students will have an opportunity to pay it forward by serving our local communities while also gaining economic mobility and work experience.”
Questions about the Compton College Corps Fellowship program may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.