Information About College Corps

Cal Poly is proud to be among the selected 45 campuses statewide for the inaugural #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program. Cal Poly, along with Long Beach State University, Cuesta Community College and Allan Hancock College form the regional Coastal California College Corps Consortium.

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.

About College Corps

As a College Corps Fellow, you will serve 450 hours in an area of K-12 Education, Food Insecurity, or Climate Action over the course of the 2023-2024 academic year (September 2023-June 2024). This roughly equates to 15 hours a week.

As a College Corps fellow you'll receive:

  • Up to $7,000 living stipend (throughout term of service or up to $700/month) + $3,000 Education Award upon completion of 450 service hours.
  • Real-world job experience and skills to add to your resume.
  • Access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities.
  • Connections with fellows across the state via virtual platform and regional events.
  • An academic course (1 unit per quarter) designed to support your professional learning throughout the experience.
  • A sense of community and accomplishment in working toward the common goals of improving our community.

Interested? Apply here!

College Corps FAQ


Will this impact my financial aid? It is most likely that this program will be considered Financial Aid for the 2023-24 academic year. Each student's financial aid package is different. We encourage you to connect with Financial Aid if you have questions about how this program will impact your specific situation.
When will I hear about selection if I am a Cal Poly Student? Thank you for your patience as we read your applications and match with host sites. You will be notified via email. Each student will be notified with an acceptance letter, an alternate letter, or a decline letter. Please know that whatever your status is, we are here to help support you in finding your next career development and/or service opportunity. We anticipate these letters going out at the end of April. If you are accepted, you will then be asked to select three potential host sites by the beginning of May. 
Can current College corps fellows reapply to serve a second term? Yes. College Corps fellows can reapply.
Is the application deadline the same for College Corps returners? Yes. The application closes on the same date for everyone.
How does transportation to host sites work? Please be sure, in the application, to share any transportation needs you have and to indicate how far you can travel and whether you have transportation. We are working hard to ensure placements that are within a reasonable distance and we understand that now every fellow has access to personal transportation. Don’t let transportation be a deterrent to applying.
Still have questions? Email

Our Partners

Cal Poly College Corps is the leading member of the Coastal California Consortium with the following institutions:

About #CaliforniansForAll College Corps

Cal Poly College Corps is a part of the larger statewide initiative, #CaliforniansForAll College Corps.

#CaliforniansForAll College Corps will help create debt-free pathways to college while engaging students across the state in solving problems in their communities.

This first of its kind initiative is being launched in partnership with 45 California colleges and universities. Over two years these partner campuses will deploy more than 6,000 College Corps Fellows to tackle statewide challenges, and for the first time, will include AB 540 eligible Dreamers in a state service program.

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