Concordia University Irvine Offers Students Pathway to Serve Communities

Friday, April 08, 2022

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Beginning Fall 2022, Concordia University Irvine will offer traditional undergraduate students to complete 450 hours of service over the course of the academic year in exchange for $10,000 toward their education in a new initiative called the#CaliforniansForAll College Corps.

The #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program is a service fellowship that provides students with college funding while engaging them in community problem-solving in the fields of education, climate action, and food insecurity.

Over the next two academic years, Concordia students will have the opportunity to serve alongside local school districts and nonprofit organizations to solve real challenges and build healthier, more equitable communities.

This program aligns with Concordia University Irvine’s values of forming students into “wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens” who serve their communities and the world, said Dr. Michael Thomas, Concordia’s president.

Concordia University Irvine, one of only four private universities in California participating in the initiative, will serve as the lead partner of a three-school College Corps consortium in partnership with Irvine Valley College and Vanguard University. These three schools together have committed to placing at least 200 students per year in service opportunities in Orange County during the next two academic years, working with local school districts and nonprofit organizations. The consortium’s initial grant is valued at $3.85 million.

Concordia University Irvine is a silver-level Leaders Circle partner of the Greater Irvine Chamber.

 

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