For Immediate Release
April 14, 2022
Katie Vavao, Katie.Vavao@cv.ca.gov (530) 306-0816
Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday Joins University Officials to Kick Off #CaliforniansForAll College Corps Recruitment in Berkeley
New service initiative helps low-income students graduate college on time and with less debt
Berkeley, CA – Today, Chief Service Officer (CSO) Josh Fryday joined UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ, Executive Vice President of the University of California, Office of the President Nathan Brostrom, and Chief Deputy Cabinet Secretary at the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, Ben Chida to encourage students to apply for the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program – a new opportunity for thousands of California college students to serve their communities in critical issue areas such as climate action, education, food insecurity and behavioral health.
Students will benefit from two opportunities to strengthen their future at the same time: $10,000 for completing a year of service and gaining valuable experience by serving their community. This groundbreaking program intends to unite young Californians of all backgrounds in service, and specifically creates opportunities for AB 540 CA Dream Act Students to serve their communities.
Applications opened April 1. Students can learn more and apply by visiting: www.californiavolunteers.ca.gov/californiansforall-college-corps.
“I am excited to join these leaders to encourage students to apply for the inaugural class of the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps. This service and career development program is a win-win-win: helping to create debt-free pathways for students, who will gain valuable work experience, while investing in the long-term success of their community. Thanks to the governor and lawmakers who helped make funding possible, we are building a diverse class of leaders set to transform California for the better,” said California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday.
Executive Vice President of the University of California, Office of the President Nathan Brostrom:
“We are very excited about this program which will benefit thousands of California’s college students with career-based opportunities and stipends to support their education. We greatly appreciate the vision of Governor Newsom and the Chief Service Officer, Josh Fryday, in launching this program.”
UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ:
“Now, more than ever we need leaders who are ready and able to bring us together… so we can address the existential challenges and generational opportunities that lie before us. And there is no better way to advance on essential goals like these than programs like this that expand access to, and the affordability of higher education.”
Chief Deputy Cabinet Secretary at the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, Ben Chida:
“Whether we can build an equitable, climate-resilient future hinges on one question: do we have enough builders? The #CaliforniansForAll College Corps will cultivate the next generation of service-driven leaders to build our shared future both with and for our people.”
Led by California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday, California Volunteers, Office of the Governor empowers Californians to take action to improve their communities. #CaliforniansForAll is a California Volunteers service initiative launched in response to COVID-19 to establish a volunteer corps to support the state’s response to emergencies and disasters.