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CSL Student Community Action Corps

The Student Community Action Corps 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.

Depending on the position, student employees must either be Federal Work Study-eligible or eligible for AmeriCorps service

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.


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


Student United Way

KU’s Student United Way serves as the leaders of the United Way of Kaw Valley's work on campus and promotes our shared goals to the University audience. The student program facilitator will support programming and projects across both the United Way and the student affinity group.

The Student Community Action Corps member matched with this program will:

  • recruit SUW general body and leadership team members through various forms of promotion, including tabling, organization visits, and individualized outreach
  • lead monthly leadership and general body meetings.
  • organize group service opportunities with UW partner agencies
  • manage planning, facilitation, and assessment of the annual Hungry for the Holidays food drive
  • build relationships with individual campus units and departments to encourage participation in UW activities and events, such as the United Way Workforce Campaign across the institution

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