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Sacramento Valley College Corps
Sacramento State is proud to be among the selected 45 campuses statewide for the inaugural #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program. Sacramento State, along with UC Davis, Sacramento City College and Woodland Community 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
Fellows from UC Davis, Sacramento City College, Woodland Community College, and Sacramento State will be matched with community host sites throughout the Sacramento Valley region in the following areas:
- K-12 Education: K-12 Education Fellows provide direct community service and program support through tutoring, mentoring, family involvement, and classroom teaching/support.
- Food Security: Food Security Fellows engage in direct community service and program support activities that provide food/nutrition support; food production and distribution; food recovery; food literacy; and coaching, education, and/or training.
- Climate Action: Climate Action Fellows engage in direct community service and program support activities that counter the adverse human impact on climate change through education and civic engagement and could include tree planting, fire and flood mitigation, debris removal, education/training in environmental stewardship, and weatherization.
As members of the Sacramento Valley College Corps, Fellows take a credit-based service-learning course integrated with College Corps training; participate in local, consortium-wide, and statewide education and community service events; and complete 375 hours of service with an organization (roughly 10-15 hours/week). Fellows will receive a living allowance of $7,000 and a $3,000 education award at the end of the service year, paid for by the Sacramento Valley College Corps grant.
Fellows will begin their service in September 2022 and complete their service year by June 2023. The following service year will start in September of 2023 and continue through June 2024.
Students selected should meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Qualifies for a Federal Pell Grant
- Qualifies for a State Cal Grant or Middle-Class Scholarship
- Needs to work part-time and/or borrow student loans to meet their educational costs
- Is an AB540-eligible student and Cal Grant B recipient 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 Sacramento State, Sacramento City College, UC Davis, or 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
- Attend one of the mandatory information session: Jan 31st 10-11am; Feb 2nd 1-2 pm; Feb 13th 9-10 am; Feb 22nd 2-3pm; March 1st 3-4pm; March 10th 11-12 pm
Applications must be received by March 17. All selected fellows will be confirmed by June 30.
A key element of the Sacramento Valley College Corps program is YOU: local community-based organizations and government agencies who are interested in hosting members throughout the academic year. As a community host site, you will ensure fellows meet service requirements while learning practical skills and interacting directly with your programs’ beneficiaries.
Priority will be given to organizations that can host 5 or more students at a time, who will engage in direct service impacting the areas of K-12 education, food security, and climate action.
Host Site Eligibility
Eligible community host sites for the SVCC must be a nonprofit organization or government agency able to:
- supervise 2+ fellows providing direct service in at least one of the priority areas (K-12 education, food security, and climate action)
- participate in required training
- track and report hours
- provide data regarding community outputs and outcomes
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For the 2023 - 2024 academic year, the deadline to apply is March 17. If you have questions, we encourage you to view the information session first. You can also email the Sacramento Valley College Corps.
These information sessions are for organizations interested in applying to be a host site for the Sacramento Valley College Corps. Information sessions are via Zoom.
New Info Sessions Coming Soon.
Apply To Be A Community Host Site
For Faculty and Staff
Hornet faculty, staff, and campus centers can participate in the SVCC in many ways, including:
- Promoting the program to students
- Referring to prospective community host sites
- Applying to make your campus center a host site (a limited number of Fellow positions are available)
- Partnering to deliver College Corps training, curricula, and/or service-day events
Learn more about these opportunities at the virtual Hornet Campus Partners College Corps Forum on Friday, April 29 from 9 am - 10 am.
No registration is available at the moment.
For general inquiries about SVCC not specific to Sacramento State, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For inquiries about SVCC specific to Sacramento State, email email@example.com.
For inquiries about the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps Program visit: https://www.californiavolunteers.ca.gov/californiansforall-college-corps.