(AP NEWS) – Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced that 45 colleges and universities in California, including some of the most prestigious campuses in the state, will be part of a new public service program that will subsidize tuition for students who do community service alongside their studies.
The program called “Californians For All College Corps” will start in the fall 2022 semester with 6,500 students.
“If you are willing to serve your community and give back in a meaningful way, we are going to help you pay for college.”– Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday
Newsom said in a news conference with the leaders of the state’s public higher education systems that the students will be deployed to part-time work in areas of pressing need like K-12 education disparity, climate change, and food insecurity.
In exchange for 450 hours of service, each student will receive $10,000 toward their education.
According to their website: “The #CaliforniansForAll College Corps will allow thousands of students to receive up to $10,000 towards their education when they commit to serve for a year. “
For more information: http://CaliforniaVolunteers.ca.gov
by JOCELYN GECKER/ AP NEWS