Center for Community Engagement

Civic Action Fellowship

Become a fellow!

The Civic Action Fellowship is a partnership between California Volunteers, Office of the Governor and a coalition of public and private universities creating an innovative program designed to help students pay for college through public service.  Fellows at these universities will participate in service activities that align with pressing regional challenges. Service will be embedded into the academic curriculum in order to allow students to stay on a four-year path to graduation while better positioning them for employment, graduate school, and a life of civic engagement.

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As part of the Civic Action Fellowship, current undergraduate and graduate students will sign up as AmeriCorps Fellows and commit to serve their communities as they tackle local and regional community challenges.

The service will be tailored toward students’ academic curriculum while encouraging four-year completion, graduate school, job placement and an engrained commitment to civic engagement. “Governor Newsom has laid out a bold vision to unite Californians around service and provide opportunities for every Californian to help tackle our greatest challenges. We hope this new partnership with universities will become a model for calling on young people to serve, while helping them pay for college,” Josh Fryday, CA Volunteers Chief Service Officer.


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