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University Eastside Community Collaborative 

The UCR College Corps program was built upon the previously run University Eastside Community Collaborative (UECC) program. The UECC program was a unique partnership that was established in 1994, when officials from the City of Riverside, the Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) and the University of California, Riverside (UCR) came together to help Eastside's youth and community at large. The three partners decided to utilize the program to create a "safe zone" for families and students to learn and engage in their community. Program participants would tutor children in local schools within the Eastside community. The UECC program ran from 1995 to 2022.

California Volunteers Forms College Corps 

California Volunteers is the state office tasked with engaging Californians in service, volunteering and civic action to tackle our state’s most pressing challenges while mobilizing all Californians to volunteer and serve in their communities. In 2021, California Volunteers created the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program to help create debt-free pathways to college while engaging students across the state in solving problems in their community.  The College Corps program's first cohort started in 2022, and has 3,200 fellows operating across 46 campuses. 500 of those fellows are AB 540 CA Dream Act Students. 


Where We Serve 

Our 150 UCR College Corps fellows serve in three focus areas: Education, Climate Action, and Food Insecurity. Service sites include public agencies, schools, university offices, local non-profits, sustainable farms, and more. Feel free to check out our partners page for a full list of where our fellows serve.