CaliforniansFor All College Fellowship

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The CaliforniansForAll College Service Fellowship (“the Fellowship”) is a Governor’s initiative administered by California Volunteers in partnership with California colleges and universities with a strong track record of civic and community engagement. This program will bring together college students across the state to help address urgent challenges in their communities, while simultaneously learning key skills and earning money to help pay for college.

Beginning in Fall 2022, more than 3,000 college students (including AB-540 eligible Dreamers) each year will join a statewide student service Fellowship working in the areas of K-12 Education, Climate Action, and Food Insecurity. Through a competitive procurement process, California Volunteers will select a group of colleges and universities to administer the Fellowship on their campuses.

The two key roles of the higher education partner are to:

  1. recruit, select, and support the Fellows on their campus; and
  2. recruit, select, and support the community organizations that will host their Fellows.

The new College Fellowship creates multiple wins for students, higher education institutions, and communities across California:

Students (Fellows) will receive a stipend for their service hours, as well as an Education Award upon completion of their service year. These resources should support a pathway to reduced student debt for low- to moderate-income students. Through their work with community organizations or local government, Fellows will gain leadership skills and 21st century employability skills, as well as a sense of civic responsibility.

Higher education institutions will have a new strategy to recruit and engage students through connecting academic study to hands-on work experience that makes a positive impact. As a demonstrated high-impact practice, community service experience will help students graduate on time, a critical metric for every higher education institution. Participating colleges and universities will also expand their footprint and partnerships in the local community.

Communities will benefit from the support of participating students at a pivotal juncture in the state’s quest to build back stronger from the COVID pandemic. Fellows will tutor K-12 public school students, deliver meal assistance through local Food Banks, and take steps to mitigate the impact of climate change across the state.

All Californians will benefit from having a new generation of civic-minded leaders with the skills, perspective, and experience to build stronger and more equitable communities across our diverse state.

This Fellowship Portal will be used to:

  • Involve partners in the creation, implementation, and administration of the Fellowship Program, ensuring diverse voices are heard and included
  • Inform potential partners and Fellows, ensuring deeper conversations and discussions related to the program/applications
  • Connect Fellows, including potential Fellows and Program alumni, building ongoing relationships for ongoing Program success
  • Report on Program elements, including Fellows experience, skills, future propensity for community service, matriculation, educational loan status, providing community-informed, and accessible data for decision-making.

The CaliforniansForAll College Service Fellowship (“the Fellowship”) is a Governor’s initiative administered by California Volunteers in partnership with California colleges and universities with a strong track record of civic and community engagement. This program will bring together college students across the state to help address urgent challenges in their communities, while simultaneously learning key skills and earning money to help pay for college.

Beginning in Fall 2022, more than 3,000 college students (including AB-540 eligible Dreamers) each year will join a statewide student service Fellowship working in the areas of K-12 Education, Climate Action, and Food Insecurity. Through a competitive procurement process, California Volunteers will select a group of colleges and universities to administer the Fellowship on their campuses.

The two key roles of the higher education partner are to:

  1. recruit, select, and support the Fellows on their campus; and
  2. recruit, select, and support the community organizations that will host their Fellows.

The new College Fellowship creates multiple wins for students, higher education institutions, and communities across California:

Students (Fellows) will receive a stipend for their service hours, as well as an Education Award upon completion of their service year. These resources should support a pathway to reduced student debt for low- to moderate-income students. Through their work with community organizations or local government, Fellows will gain leadership skills and 21st century employability skills, as well as a sense of civic responsibility.

Higher education institutions will have a new strategy to recruit and engage students through connecting academic study to hands-on work experience that makes a positive impact. As a demonstrated high-impact practice, community service experience will help students graduate on time, a critical metric for every higher education institution. Participating colleges and universities will also expand their footprint and partnerships in the local community.

Communities will benefit from the support of participating students at a pivotal juncture in the state’s quest to build back stronger from the COVID pandemic. Fellows will tutor K-12 public school students, deliver meal assistance through local Food Banks, and take steps to mitigate the impact of climate change across the state.

All Californians will benefit from having a new generation of civic-minded leaders with the skills, perspective, and experience to build stronger and more equitable communities across our diverse state.

This Fellowship Portal will be used to:

  • Involve partners in the creation, implementation, and administration of the Fellowship Program, ensuring diverse voices are heard and included
  • Inform potential partners and Fellows, ensuring deeper conversations and discussions related to the program/applications
  • Connect Fellows, including potential Fellows and Program alumni, building ongoing relationships for ongoing Program success
  • Report on Program elements, including Fellows experience, skills, future propensity for community service, matriculation, educational loan status, providing community-informed, and accessible data for decision-making.

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