The California Community Colleges Student Ambassador Program trains community college students to serve as advocates for health and wellness and career exploration–activities that are linked to increased success in college and career.
In the first year, the program seeks to place over 100 students in AmeriCorps volunteer positions across the California Community Colleges. The program is designed to support students, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, access supports and resources offered by colleges. Currently, the program is recruiting colleges willing to serve as placement sites for members in exchange for program support, training, and modest financial support.
Student ambassadors will receive training and complete activities that help community college students. For example, student ambassadors could help their peers prepare a resume, gain work-based learning experiences to improve their employability, or connect peers with resources that help improve their health and wellness.
The program is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.