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Sacramento State College Corps

About SSCC

Sacramento State College Corps is a community service-based program focused on getting undergraduate students to become more involved with their community, while gaining professional development training, networking opportunities, and experience in fields similar to their studies/intended career paths.

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 will be matched with community host sites throughout the Greater Sacramento area 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.
  • Civic Engagement: Civic Engagement Fellows facilitate community outreach, organize events, and foster collaborative efforts to empower residents, promote civic participation, and address local needs. (Tentative)
  • Health & Wellness: Health & Wellness Fellows focus on promoting community well-being by organizing educational programs, facilitating access to healthcare resources, and implementing initiatives that encourage healthier lifestyles. (Tentative)

As a part of the Sacramento State College Corps, Fellows are strongly encouraged to take a credit-based service-learning course that is integrated with College Corps training. They will also participate in local, coalition-wide, and statewide education and community service events.

Fellows are required to complete 450 hours of service with an organization, which roughly amounts to 12-15 hours per week. In return for their service, Fellows will receive a living allowance of $7,000 during the academic year, and a $3,000 education award at the end of their term of service after completing 450 hours.

The service year for Fellows will begin on August 31, 2024, and will end by May 30, 2025.

For Students

Eligibility

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.
  • 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

Fellow Application

Fellow Application Coming Soon!

The application period for College Corps Cohort 3 is approaching soon! To ensure that you are notified when the application becomes available, please fill out the interest form below. Also, if you haven't already done so, please complete the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application mentioned below. Please note that although the FAFSA and CA Dream Act applications will remain open until April 2, 2024, priority will be given to applicants who have submitted their College Corps application along with the completed financial aid applications mentioned above by April 15, 2024

Interest Form

FAFSA Application

CA Dream Act Application

Cohort 3 Recruitment Timeline

  • If you have not completed the background checn and fingerprinting process by August 9, 2024, your conditional offer will be rescinded.
  • Due to advance notice of orientation, attendance is mandatory with no exceptions.

Last Updated: 2/21/24

Date Action
March 1, 2024 Cohort 3 Applications are open
April 15, 2024 Priority Application Deadline for returners & candidates who have completed their FAFSA or CA Dream Act applications
April 16 - 26, 2024 Application Review/Candidate Interviews
May 1, 2024 Round 1 Fellow Offers
TBD Round 1 Fellow In-person Conditional Onboarding
June 15, 2024 Final Application Date
June 17-18, 2024 Application Review/Candidate Interviews
July 1, 2024 Round 2 Final Fellow Offers
TBD Round 2 Fellow In-person Conditional Onboarding
July 1 - August 9, 2024 Background checks and Fingerprinting*

August 31, 2024 Mandatory In-Person Orientation** - Pacific Suite, 3rd floor of the University Union 9 am - 2:30 pm

For Organizations

A key element of the Sacramento State 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 SSCC 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

Next Steps

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 State College Corps.

Information Sessions

These information sessions are for organizations interested in applying to be a host site for the Sacramento State College Corps. Information sessions are via Zoom.

New Info Sessions Coming Soon.

Apply To Be A Community Host Site - Not available at the moment

View A Recorded Host Info Session

For Faculty and Staff

Hornet faculty, staff, and campus centers can participate in the SSCC 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.

Registration coming soon!

Contact

For all inquiries about SSCC at Sacramento State, please email collegecorps@csus.edu.

For inquiries about the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps Program visit: https://www.californiavolunteers.ca.gov/californiansforall-college-corps.