Group of six individuals smile for a photo inside the lobby of a building at the Campus Compact conference.
Community partners and UC Davis staff at the Campus Compact conference.

UC Davis College Corps Strengthens Community Partnerships at National Conference

Fifteen representatives from UC Davis College Corps' community partner organizations recently attended the Campus Compact national conference in Denver. During the conference, attendees had the opportunity to learn from community engagement practitioners and discuss frameworks for student service learning in their organizations. 

“I genuinely enjoyed the topics on how to provide better civic engagement and community engagement with partners/host sites and college students,” said Daniela Talavera Rangel, director of youth services at Empower Yolo. “I walked away with many different ideas on how to better support our college fellows to provide improved services to our high school students.”

All travel costs for community partners were covered by the Sacramento Valley College Corps, thanks to a grant from the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps initiative. This support highlights UC Davis' commitment to community engagement and its leadership in prioritizing beyond-the-classroom learning experiences.

“We are excited to support our community partners in exploring their interest in this work,” said Moira Delgado, community partner liaison in the UC Davis Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement. “This is about honoring and recognizing the hard work of our community partners, and expressing our gratitude for making learning opportunities for our students so effective.” 

Two staff members stand side by side smiling. A sign above them says "Welcome to COMPACT 24 Now is the Moment"
Staff from the Sacramento State First Star Academy for Foster Youth at the Campus Compact conference.



Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education and building democracy through civic education and community development.


UC Davis College Corps offers an unparalleled opportunity for students to make a meaningful impact in their communities while also advancing their academic and professional goals. Through College Corps, students have the opportunity to serve various nonprofit organizations, addressing critical issues in three key areas: 

  • K-12 education
  • Climate action 
  • Food insecurity


With the potential to earn up to $10,000 in financial support, including a living allowance and academic credit, participating students not only contribute to their communities but also receive tangible benefits to support their academic journey while gaining real-world job experience and transferable skills. College Corps broadens access to beyond-the-classroom learning for students from groups traditionally excluded from such opportunities, including low-income, first-generation and undocumented students. UC Davis students may apply through June 14.


By collaborating with College Corps, community organizations can amplify their impact and address inequities more effectively. For community organizations, College Corps provides committed volunteers who help meet service requirements and build organizational capacity. The program is inclusive, welcoming all students regardless of AB540/documentation status. UC Davis College Corps Fellows provided more than 65,000 hours of community service in year one and are on track to serve more than 100,000 hours in year two. Host site applications will be accepted through May 17.

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