California Youth Leadership Corps 


De Anza College VIDA - California Youth Leadership Corps Paid Community Field Placement Application: Summer 2021

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 10-20 hours per week at a grassroots community organization or mentoring other corps members.

  • Participate in team meetings, trainings, and mentorship.  

  • Get $15 per hour for internship hours and meetings.  

  • Students who complete the program will receive a $500 bonus at the end. 

  • 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. 

    Summer Program June 28- September 17

    There are two classes participants will enroll in as a part of this program.

    Making a Difference: Transforming Relations of Nature, Community and Power ICS 19 - meeting Tuesdays 6:00 pm-8:15 pm and Thursday 6:00 pm -7:15 pm and Community Based Learning in Social Sciences ICS80X  which is asynchronous. Both classes will be held from June 28 - August 8

    The community internship runs from July 12 to September 17.

  • This summer program is remote, so location is not an issue.For more information: Contact Cynthia Kaufman, VIDA director, kaufmancynthia@deanza.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 $500 stipend to you for each student you host. For more information, please contact us. 

    Applications are closed. 

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