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Higher Education Learning Partners (HELP) Program

helpThe HELP Program is an AmeriCorps Education Award Program administered by California Campus Compact. HELP is meant to be "plugged into" existing or start-up community service programs. Campus programs may utilize Education Award positions in the HELP Program in a variety of ways. For example a program may choose to offer the Education Award positions to all program participants, or to freshmen to encourage early participation in service activities, or to juniors and seniors in acknowledgement of their efforts over the past several years. The HELP Program takes into consideration the type of service students are performing (. i.e. Education, Public Safety, Environmental Initiatives and Human Needs/Services), not financial need.

The essential goal of the HELP Program is to get higher education students connected in the greater community by performing service. The program also strives to develop a regional network of student leaders committed to serving and strengthening their local communities in partnership with P-16 educators and community–based organizations in the focus areas of Education, Public Safety, Environmental Initiatives and Human Needs/Services.

HELP Program Profile

  • Approximately $418,069 in education awards was awarded to CSU students in the past two years of the HELP Program.
  • From 2000-2002, approximately 362 CSU students participated in the HELP Program contributing 229,950 hours of community service.
  • Currently, 12 CSU campuses—Humboldt State University, CSU Chico, CSU Sacramento, San Francisco State University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Fresno, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, CSU Monterey Bay, CSU Northridge, and San Jose State University—are participating in the HELP Program.

helpFor More Information Contact:
Christine Solari, Project Coordinator
Phone: (415) 338 – 3985

Content Contact:
Judy Botelho
(562) 951-4749
Technical Contact:

Last Updated: May 24, 2016