Rio Hondo College Corps offers students to make community service a part of their college experience.

Rio Hondo College is selected as one of 45 partner campuses to participate in the new statewide College Corps program. The program aims to engage undergraduate students in solving problems in their communities while also learning key skills that will advance their own academic and career success. 

The program will pair students with community-based organizations. Those organizations focus on pressing issues in K-12 education, climate action, and food insecurity in the eastern region of Los Angeles County.

The initiative has three goals, one is to engage college students in meaningful service opportunities that build leadership skills and civic responsibility. The second is to help students from diverse backgrounds graduate college on time and with less debt. And lastly, support the work of community-based organizations focused on key local priorities.

Students who complete 450 hours of service with College Corps will receive numerous benefits like $7,000 stipend. They will also receive $3,000 Education Award. The program also provides access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities. 

The College Corps requires interested students to be enrolled as a full time student. Applications are available online on the Rio Hondo website and also in the Rio Resource Room on campus.