Rio Hondo College was selected as one of 45 partner campuses to participate in the new statewide #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program that aims to engage undergraduate students in solving problems in their communities while also learning key skills that will advance their own academic and career success. The program will pair students with community-based organizations that focus on pressing issues in K-12 education, climate action, and food insecurity in the eastern region of Los Angeles County.
THE COLLEGE CORPS INITIATIVE HAS THREE GOALS:
Engage college students in meaningful service opportunities that build leadership skills and civic responsibility.
Help students from diverse backgrounds graduate college on time and with less debt.
Support the work of community-based organizations focused on key local priorities.
WE ARE EXCITED TO INVITE STUDENTS TO CONSIDER MAKING COMMUNITY SERVICE A CORE PART OF THEIR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE.
Students who complete 450 hours of service with College Corps will receive the following benefits:
- $7,000 stipend (living allowance), plus a $3,000 Education Award
- A real-world job experience and skills to add to their resume
- Access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities
- Opportunity to work towards a common purpose alongside young leaders from across California
Students interested in applying, should:
- Be enrolled as a full-time student at Rio Hondo College for the academic year
- Be able to commit to a year of service from June 2023 to June 2024
- Demonstrate experience & interest in working in diverse teams
- Be passionate about serving your community
- Be able to provide documentation of resident status as a U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent resident (AB 540 Dreamer students are also eligible)
We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 College Corps waitlist on a rolling basis. Apply today!