What Our Alumni Are Saying:

Devin Blankenship, #CaliforniansForAll College Corps Alum ‘23

“College Corps prepared me to become a teacher by allowing me to have the opportunity to pour back into a community that reflected my individual experience as a child growing up. I was able to be a part of my students’ support system and empower them in their educational journeys.”

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Devontae Springer, AmeriCorps California Alum ’22

Storytelling changed my life. I learned that I wanted to teach young people how to tell their own story because I think it’s a valuable tool to have. I learned to see storytelling as a way to connect and gain a better understanding of one another and to advocate on issues related to the community.”

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Amelia Uytingco, Youth Jobs Corps Alum ‘23

“During my Youth Job Corps service, I worked with local elementary school districts to address learning recovery needs in K-8th grade students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenges that come with accommodating every student’s educational needs helped me specify my professional goals in pursuing a career that will help me make education more equitable in an increasingly digital world.”

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Saira Ramirez-Mingueta, California Climate Action Corps Alum ‘23

“[What inspires me about my service is] knowing zero waste education, community outreach, awareness in climate action, and volunteerism is essential for our future and vital to food desert communities like Riverside and Beaumont (which have a landfill in their backyard) and other communities throughout California where children don’t see enough green space in their cities, or are food insecure.”

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Maddie mapping trees in park

Maddie Sit, #CaliforniansForAll College Corps Alum ’23​

“For me, College Corps was my longest in-person experience related to my academic and professional interests. Working on projects for the community, learning from your team in a safe environment, and bonding with other College Corps fellows … it’s the perfect opportunity.”​

​Read Maddie’s alumni spotlight story​​

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About our Alumni Network

Our Alumni Network serves as a community for California Service Corps alumni to generate meaningful connections, grow professionally, and strengthen our state’s dedication to service. Explore the Alumni Network website to access resources and get connected with thousands of peers.​​