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Capitol University Service Corps

College of Health and Human ServicesThe CSUS Capitol University Service Corps is an AmeriCorps Program that started in 1999 and is housed in the College of Health and Human Services. The University Service Corps supports 32 AmeriCorps members annually. Members are placed at K-12 schools within the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, the Cordova Recreation and Park District, and the Healthy Start Cordova Community Collaborative. The program serves children ages 6 to 11 years old at Rancho Cordova Elementary, White Rock Elementary, Riverview Elementary, and Williamson Elementary schools. CSUS students serving in the AmeriCorps program are striving to make a difference in the lives of hundreds school children by leading after-school programs and serving as tutors and role models for at-risk children. K-12 teachers refer children to the program based on need.


The Capitol University Service Corps motto is: To care, To Serve and To Learn. The three main goals of the program and other organizations is to increase the academic standing of each child in the program through a healthy, safe, and nurturing learning environment.

Capitol University Service Corps Profile

  • Approximately, $90,000 in education awards have been awarded to CSU students through the Capitol University Service Corps Program.
  • Over the past 4 years approximately 85 CSU students participated in the Capitol University Service Corps Program contributing 38,250 hours of community service.
  • Currently, 15 students are participating in the Capitol University Service Corps Program.

Member Quote

“Right when I walk through the door, I have four girls who come up to me every day giving me hugs all the time. It’s a great feeling as you walk through the door.” – University Service Corps Member.

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Kathy Martinez
Phone: (916) 278 - 7256

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Last Updated: May 06, 2016