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Statewide College Corps coming to City College
(Graphic: Gavin Hudson/[email protected])

City College will join 44 other campuses this fall in an inaugural statewide program aimed at aiding students through their college pathway.

The #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program will provide students — specifically those who are low-income — paid-work experience that will allow them to go off into the post-college world debt-free. 

“Nearly four million Californians owe $147 billion in student debt with Black and Latino Californians facing the highest rates of default and delinquency,” according to a press release announcing the program in January.

Kaitlyn Collignon, the public information officer for City College, says College Corps is “a service opportunity to help lift the burden of college costs from students,” she says. “It’s about $10,000 for a full-year service, a $7,000 stipend and $3,000 completion award.”

Students will also be able to attend workshops such as financial literacy that can be used as college units, she says.

College Corps is part of a regional consortium, including UC Davis, Sacramento State, City College and Woodland Community College that are all working as a whole.

“Together, we’ve been awarded this $16.1 million grant from College Corps at the state level,” Collignon says. “So we’re working together with our partners, because whatever we implement, we hope to have something similar across all four institutions.”

College Corps offers more than just internships to help increase the opportunities for students. 

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“In addition to connecting students with internship opportunities, there’s also some professional development that goes along with it,” Collignon says. “There’s also course credit that they’re looking at working into as well, so there’s a couple of different components in addition to having the internship and being paid for it.”

According to the press release, “College Corps will provide up to 6,500 college students over two academic years with service opportunities that include climate action, K-12 education and COVID-19 recovery.”

Collignon says City College plans to have 55 students in year one and 70 students in year two.

Some spots in the program, Collingnon says, will be held for Dreamers (undocumented students) who are eligible to pay in-state tuition under Assembly Bill 540, Collignon says. 

“One [benefit] is the opportunity for students to really get into an internship and experience an area in a field that they’re potentially looking into working in,” she says. “Sometimes we get stuck in jobs that may not be — or students get second jobs — that may not be what they want to do or where they’re educational goal is, so the internships are an opportunity to dig deep in some different areas.”

City College joins many other University of California, California State University, community college and private college campuses that were selected for the program via a competitive grant application process, according to the press release.

Overall, having the connection in the community is essential to the program. “We really think getting students into the community to connect with the community, while connecting and pursuing their interests and finding out if this is a path for them is going to be such a valuable opportunity,” Collignon says.

For more information about College Corps requirements or eligibility, email [email protected]. Visit the College Corps webpage to fill out the interest form.

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