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Montel Vanderhorck

#CaliforniansforAll College Corps

Earn up to $10,000 for in-person community service!

Information for Students:

Applications open on December 8th, 2023 for AY 24/25.

New Fellow Application

Returning Fellow Application 

*AB-540 Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Cal Poly Humboldt Center for Community-Based Learning has been awarded a grant from the California Volunteers, Office of the Governor called #CaliforniansforAll College Corps to support 120 Cal Poly Humboldt and College of the Redwoods students, including AB540 Dreamers, each year for 450 hours (~15 hours per week) of in-person community service. Learn, serve, and earn in academic year 2024-25. The Fellows’ time and talent will help revitalize and energize our community-based organizations and advance our campus strategic priorities.

Our Three Core Goals:

  1. Engage college students in meaningful service opportunities that build leadership skills and civic responsibility.
  2. Help students from diverse backgrounds graduate college on time and with less debt.
  3. Support the work of community-based organizations focused on key local priorities.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Passion for working in partnership with communities to make positive change; 
  • Flexibility to work in different areas and adapt to changing circumstances; 
  • Growth mindset and eagerness to try new things; 
  • Interest in connecting with and learning from other students and partners across the state; 
  • Willingness to be an ambassador for the Fellowship on campus and beyond.

What You’ll Do:

Fellows will serve 450 hours (~15 hours/week) during the Academic Year in the focus areas of K-12 EducationFood Insecurity, and Climate Action, building healthier and more equitable communities across California.
What You’ll Gain:
  • Up to $7,000 Living Stipend (distributed monthly from September-May) ~ $777 monthly;
  • $3,000 Education Award (upon completion of 450 hours of service) used towards tuition, future loans, and/or graduate school;
  • Academic credit (if applicable);
  • Internship credit (if applicable);
  • Access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities;
  • Connections with Fellows across the state via a virtual community platform and regional events;
  • A real-world job experience and skills to add to your resume


​Where You’ll Serve:

College Corps at Cal Poly Humboldt offers service positions in local nonprofits and municipal agencies within a reasonable distance from campus.

Eligibility Criteria

General Eligibility:

  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent by the 2023-2024 AY AND;
  • Be a full-time, enrolled undergraduate student at Cal Poly Humboldt or College of the Redwoods AND;
  • Must currently be and remain in good academic standing AND;
  • Ability to commit to the program for the full academic year and not participating in a semester off-campus (Study Abroad) AND;
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National, legal permanent resident or AB 540 Eligible Dreamer.
  • Qualifies for a Federal Pell Grant OR;
  • Qualifies for a State Cal Grant or Middle Class Scholarship OR;
  • Needs to work part time and/or borrow student loans to meet their educational costs OR;
  • Is an AB-540 Eligible Dreamer.

Additional Requirements:

  • Complete a National Service Criminal History Check & Live Scan*;
  • Participate fully in required orientation, training and events for Fellows.
  • Participate in a mandatory orientation training.

*AB-540 students will not need to complete the National Service Criminal History Check & Live Scan unless they choose to serve with a Community Partner who requires it.

Dreamer Student Resources:

For more information:

Please contact the Program Coordinator at
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