California Youth Leadership Corps 


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De Anza College VIDA - California Youth Leadership Corps Paid Community Field Placement Application

Participants in CYLC – De Anza College will earn college credit and be provided paid internships as an integral part of a learn-and-earn pathway that can lead to a career in community change.

The CYLC – De Anza College aims to help youth with low incomes and youth of color to find meaningful employment doing work that is of benefit to their communities, while also helping them learn community organizing skills. Students will be placed with partner organizations who do work in our communities. Immigration status, and age are not barriers to participation. Participants do not need to have a high school diploma to enroll at De Anza College.  

  • Participate in a 10-week paid field placement for 10-19 hours per week at a grassroots community organization or mentoring other corps members.

  • Participate in team meetings, trainings, and mentorship.  

  • Get $19.87 per hour for internship hours and meetings.  

  • Sign up for 6 quarter units of coursework designed for this program, which count toward De Anza College’s Certificate in Leadership and Social Change.   

  • Each student will be eligible for up to $10,000 over a two-year period for this work. 

Spring 2022 Program April 4 - June 24

There are two classes participants will enroll in as a part of this program: Grassroots Democracy: Leadership & Power ICS 27 - meeting Tuesdays 6:00 pm-8:15 pm and one of our two 2 unit internship classes, either asynchronously or synchronously.

This spring program is remote, so location is not an issue. 

For more information: Contact Cynthia Kaufman, VIDA director, kaufmancynthia@deanza.edu  or Brenda Carrillo, Program Coordinator, romerocarrillobrenda@fhda.edu 

Community Partners: If you are a community organization and would like to supervise a CYLC member at your site, we are able to offer $350 stipend to you for each student you host. For more information, please click here or contact us. 

Applications are closed. 

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