# CaliforniansForAll College Corps

College Corps

With a grant from California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, the Center for Community Engagement is excited to offer expanded opportunities for 50 undergraduate students to apply for a paid fellowship in community service!

Program Information

The  fellowship has three main goals:

  • Engage college students in meaningful service opportunities that build leadership skills and civic responsibility.
  • Promote academic success and economic well being with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Support the work of community-based organizations focused on key local priorities: K-12 Education, Food Insecurity, Climate Action.

Students who complete all fellowship requirements (450 program hours) will receive the following benefits:

  • Up to $10,000 combined in a living allowance (monthly) and education award (at the end of the year);
  • Real-world experience and skills to add to their resumes;
  • Training, networking, and professional development opportunities; 
  • Pride and accomplishment in working toward a common purpose alongside young leaders from across the state;
  • Potential academic credit (Students not already enrolled in an eligible course can enroll in the General Studies 498 internship course.)

In order to participate, students must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:

  • Must be 17 years or older by the start of your service term 
  • Must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States or AB-540 eligible 
  • Must satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check
  • *Must be a full-time, enrolled undergraduate student for both fall and spring semesters 2022-23*
  • No minimum GPA, but students must be in good academic standing
  • Ability to commit to the program for the full academic year

College Corps is designed to support low- to moderate-income students. Students must meet *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 AB-540 eligible Dreamer:
    • Must have a completed & submitted California Dream Act Application (CADAA) for 2022-2023 AY
    • Must be an active recipient of a Cal Grant A or B Award for the 2022-2023 academic year
    • Must submit a CA DSIG Application by September 1 to become eligible for Education Award

INFORMATION SHEET: CollegeCorps Community Partner Info sheet I CollegeCorps Student Info sheet

College Corps recruitment begins early in the summer to ensure placements for the upcoming program year (Fall/Spring Semester). Although the placements are full, students have the ability to join the waitlist for potential placement opportunities. See below for current Waitlist Application.

College Corps 2022-2023 Waitlist Application

*Current as of 9/6/2022.

Current College Corps Student Resources

Here is access to the Student Orientation Presentation where you can find more information about the program and tutorials on the timesheets. 


If you did not attend the In Person Student Orientation on 8/26/22, please schedule an appointment with Tania Martinez, the College Corps Program Coordinator below. 

Schedule an Appointment Here

Here is access to the template for the Service Agreement you signed at orientation, where you can find more information about the College Corps program requirements. If you are uncertain which version you signed, or which eligibility group you are in, please contact tania.martinez@csueastbay.edu. 

Federal-Eligible Students Service Agreement

AB 540 Eligible Students Cal Grant B Service Agreement

AB 540 Eligible Students Cal Grant A, State University Grant, No Fee Paying Award Service Agreement

Please make sure to complete the Pre-Assessment Survey that was shared with you during the Bio Break, if you haven’t done so already.


College Corps will reimburse students for round trip mileage from the Cal State East Bay Hayward Hills campus to their community service site. To receive reimbursement, students must first follow university processes for approved travel. These reimbursements will be tallied and submitted monthly based on the actual number of days the student worked at their community service placement site. The forms will be prepared through the Center for Community Engagement and distributed to students for signature prior to submission. The CCE is not responsible for delayed reimbursements due to a delay in students submitting their community service hours and/or signing their forms. The first reimbursements will be prepared in early October for September travel.

*The first two documents were given to you in Orientation, if you already submitted them to us, you do not need to submit again.

America Learns Timesheet- Alongside the video linked in the Orientation Presentation, feel free to walk through this PowerPoint Presentation on America Learns. One note, the orientation hours should be logged under *CSU East Bay: Training. Your service hours and trainings you complete with your host site will be logged under your community host site (screenshot example below).

Log in to your AmericaLearns Account here: https://americalearns.net/index.cfm?event=user.login

If you have not yet completed your Background Check, you will notice that your timesheet that included the August 26th orientation has been blacked out. This is due to the fact that your service cannot start until your Background check has been completed. You can log your orientation hours on September 10th (once your background check has been completed). 

Google Timesheet- You can log your orientation into your google timesheet. You can find your timesheet in the student folder linked below. If your placement has changed and it is no longer correct on your google timesheet, please email Carol.Trost@csueastbay.edu and she can get that updated for you. 

College Corps Program

The Center for Community Engagement