CSL Student Community Action Corps

The Student Community Action Corps Work Study Program facilitates the engagement of KU students with various community nonprofit organizations or support in other community-engaged efforts. Student employees will support their partner organization and/or program with various tasks and projects while receiving monthly training and support from Center for Service Learning staff.


Currently available position descriptions can be viewed on employment.ku.edu. Just search "Community Action Corps" under the student jobs section of the site!

Student employees must be Federal Work Study-eligible

The student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 12 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 12 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. For the fall semester, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 12 credit hours.

Selected students must enroll in UNIV 299, a 0-1 credit hour course for training, or another approved course with CSL staff.


LEAD UP (Leadership Education Adolescent Development with Unlimited Potential) is a student organization working with high school youth from racial and ethnic minorities to attain college education. 

The Student Community Action Corp member matched with LEAD UP would support the program by: 

  • assisting in reviewing data documented in the Community Check Box to evaluate efforts of LEAD UP 
  • providing administrative and program support to the LEAD UP Youth Achievement Program, including maintaining social media efforts, developing blogs, and supporting online communications with youth participants 



ThrYve supports a community-level approach to prevent youth violence by empowering youth and families to thrive by providing a safe and supportive environment for our youth and families to flourish. 

The Student Community Action Corps member matched with this program will serve as a Youth Development Facilitator and support ThrYve by: 

  • co-facilitating and co-coordinating weekly in-person after-school programming at school sites
  • supporting and coordinating action plans for ThrYve programs, policies, and practices
  • promoting ThrYve through participation in community development activities
  • participating in ongoing recruitment activities and events to encourage new ThrYve participants


Full position descriptions can be viewed on employment.ku.edu. Just search "Community Action Corps" under the student jobs section of the site!

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