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