Community Engaged Learning Opportunities
Below you will find the Fall/Winter Opportunities. Enrollment begins Monday, August 21st, and will end on Friday, September 8th.
Please contact Community Learning Coordinator Sarah Juarez at email@example.com if you are interested in our Community Engaged Learning opportunities.
Opportunities for Fall/Winter Cohort
Fight for Autism
Fight For Autism (FFA) at UCR is a student-run organization that strives to advocate for those on the spectrum as well as represent and allow individuals on the spectrum to have a safe platform to freely express themselves. We host various events and activities that foster an inclusive environment for the neurodiverse community. Through our events, we hope to increase understanding and spread appreciation for autism. Our program Project L.E.A.D. grants members the opportunity to interact and bond with autistic children in local grade schools.
Address of Site: 900 University Ave., HUB 229, Riverside, CA, 92521. Students will be working at Del Rosa Elementary School in the San Bernardino Unified School District.
BLU Educational Foundation
BLU Educational Foundation provides educational and human services programming to youth, adults and organizations, with a mission to build healthy productive communities. Our initiatives focus on education, health & wellness, civic engagement, leadership development, advocacy, and the Arts.
Address of Site: 701 S Mt Vernon Ave Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA 92410 (Liberal Arts 111)
Coachella Valley Free Clinic - FULL
Providing free healthcare and mental health services to the farming communities of eastern Coachella Valley.
Address of Site: University of California Riverside. We drive vans that leave from UCR parking lot 26 to the clinic and students are more than welcome to drive their own cars if they live near the site.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire is a mentorship organization with the purpose to offer free mentorship opportunities to students in the local community. Our College Bigs program is designed for college students to mentor high school students with flexible scheduling and tangible benefits in mind. We want to empower our youth as well as our college students with competitive skills and worthwhile friendships in order to strengthen our community. "Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with a strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship that creates pathways for the future and a mentor for a lifetime" (iebigs.org).
Address of Site: 2155 Chicago Ave., Suite 100, Riverside, CA 92507
Project Access strives to be the leading provider of vital on-site health, education and employment services to families, children and seniors living in affordable and workforce housing communities. Our goal is to help keep family members employed, children in school, and seniors active.
Address of Site: We have multiple locations that can accommodate students. Please view this link for all our locations: https://www.project-access.org/our-programs/resource-centers/ . Students can make preferences of sites they’re interested in or be matched to a site dependent on their availability and location
SRC Youth Programs and Camp Highlander
The mission of SRC Youth Programs is to:
- Provide a safe, enriching and stimulating lifestyle using multitudes of sports, activities, games and educational instruction. We celebrate play.
- Foster growth, develop youth and nurture essential skills through active positive engagement, learning and social interaction.
- Youth need to be challenged for growth.
- Build and nurture community on and off campus between parents.
- Promote diversity, inclusion and build community enriching the world around us.
- Increase equitable access to the outdoors and instill an appreciation for the outdoor lifestyle.
- Teach well sourced nutritional information to encourage healthy life choices.
- Instill a positive college experience to encourage future higher learning.
- Have fun!!
Address of Site: University of California, Riverside
Planes of Fame
The mission of the Planes of Fame Air Museum is to preserve aviation history, inspire an interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans.
Address of Site: 14998 Cal Aero Drive, Chino, CA 91710
My Learning Studio Tutoring and Outreach
- To encourage and benefit all students and their parents academically and emotionally in creative and innovative ways, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.
- Is a priority to support students and families that are low-income, foster, adopted, at-risk and court-appointed
The success of our students is our primary concern, and we customize each tutoring session to accomplish this goal. Each 1-on-1 session is in a private cubicle, minimizing distractions and maximizing the student’s focus. Common Core Curriculum or your own curriculum are integrated into academic instruction at My Learning Studio ensuring students are learning the most up-to-date concepts. We also provide expert instruction, specialized reading plans and assessment of students in the fundamentals of reading and reading comprehension by our Reading Teacher/Instructor on staff.
Address of Site: 17086 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92504
Student Athlete Academic Services - UCR
Student-Athlete Academic Services are a team of counselors that act in supportive roles for student-athletes to assist them with navigating and excelling in their academic responsibilities. Our mission is to support student-athletes, help them utilize campus resources, and also hold students accountable for their academic commitments. Counselors educate and communicate NCAA academic rules and certify academic eligibility while also completing day-to-day tasks like managing study hall requirements, student-athlete tutoring, life skills programming, course scheduling for all sports, academic weekly meetings, reporting to coaching staff and recording professor and instructor feedback.
Address of Site: UCR Campus, Skye Hall Third Floor (Room 364 & 367)
Riverside Arts Academy
Provide access and connection to the arts with a focus on music, as a way of changing the trajectory of the lives of underserved youth.
Address of Site: 4010 Merrill Ave. Riverside, CA 92506 (office)
UCCS and UCDC Programs
Open to all majors and UC-enrolled undergraduate students. Spend 10 weeks interning either with the UC Center in Sacramento (UCCS) program or the UC Washington Center (UCDC) program at one of many organizations in Sacramento, CA or Washington, DC. Students will earn academic credit and relevant work and research experience in their field. Students will obtain career readiness skills to grow professionally within their career fields and enhance academic learning. The educational value is exhibited through research, student learning objectives, professional and academic guidance from a faculty advisor and internship site supervisor, and the opportunity to successfully link theoretical knowledge from the classroom to the real-world. Financial aid applies and scholarships are available.
Address of Site: Sacramento, California or Washington DC
Create Thirst Academy
Create Thirst Academy (CTA) is an 8 week academic enrichment academy created to instill success mentalities in our students through encouragement, life skills, training and developing self esteem. Our goal is to create a thirst and drive for success in youth in under-served communities, which will prepare them to be leaders of tomorrow.
Address of Site: 12125 Day St. Ste U101, Moreno Valley, Ca, 92557
UCR College Corps
Please note: This position is a year-long fellowship, not an internship.
#CaliforniansForAll College Corps is a new statewide program uniting students from different backgrounds with a common purpose. This initiative is committed to helping college students graduate on time, with less debt, while addressing societal challenges in the community.
UC Riverside is among one of the many campuses participating in this initiative. College Corps Fellows are recruited to serve over the course of one academic year in local government agencies, schools, and not-for-profit organizations. Service placements focus on three priority areas: K-6 Education, Climate Action, and Food Insecurity.
Students (Fellows) who are interested in joining UCR College Corps will apply to serve 450 hours throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. Please note that this program is a year-long commitment (Fall 2023 - Spring 2024), and Fellows must complete 450 total service hours. In addition to serving on a weekly basis at an assigned service site, Fellows will attend monthly trainings hosted by the College Corps staff. We are looking for undergraduate UCR students who are passionate about community service and are looking for an opportunity to gain hands-on work experience. Fellows can earn up to $7,000 in living allowance stipend and up to $3,000 education award.
To learn more about program eligibility and application instructions, please visit https://ucrcollegecorps.ucr.edu/mentor/how-to-apply or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address of Site: The UCR College Corps program operates on UCR Campus in 2218 Student Services Building. Fellows will complete their service hours at their assigned service placement site (on or off campus). Monthly trainings will be held on-campus.
Come Back Kids Charter School
Come Back Kids (CBK) is a high school independent study charter in 23 locations across Riverside County. CBK serves 9th through 12th grade students ages 13 and up, many of whom have struggled in comprehensive schools or who have left school without attaining a diploma.
CBK's Mission: Creating personalized learning opportunities for all students to prepare them to be future ready through rigorous academics, post-secondary opportunities, and safe and supportive learning environments.
We invite interns to work with us to provide our "at promise" students personalized college and career mentoring and to experience alternative education as it was meant to be.
Address of Site: 23 sites throughout Riverside County. Interns would be able to select a site. Main office is 9826 County Farm Rd Riverside Ca. Link to school sites https://www.cbktoday.org/about-us/school-sites/
Foothill Elementary School (Alvord Unified School District)
Address of Site: 8230 Wells Ave. Riverside, CA 92503
Madison Elementary School (Riverside Unified School District)
Madison Elementary School opened its doors to students in September, 1952. There were three primary teachers and a teaching Principal. All four classrooms were full and a waiting list of kindergarten children was established after the kindergarten reached sixty students. In September 1953, three more classrooms were added and Madison School added double sessions to accommodate Riverside's rapidly increasing population. By 1956, six more classrooms were added and the enrollment soared to 580 students. The second grade students were all bused to Mountain View Elementary School. In 1958, the school library was created and a part-time librarian added to the Madison staff. During the summer of 1967, Palm School closed its doors and many of the students were transferred to Madison for the 1976-77 school year. Beginning in the 1987-88 school year, our school received students from the Woodcrest, Orangecrest and Mockingbird Canyon areas of Riverside. With the completion of new schools within the school district, Madison was then able to serve students residing within our own attendance boundaries. Madison currently has an enrollment of 740. A full-time Principal, part-time Assistant Principal, and Teacher on Special Assignment work closely with the parents, staff and students to maintain a safe, learning-centered environment
Address of Site: 3635 Madison St., Riverside, CA 92504
University Heights Middle School (Riverside Unified School District)
University Heights is a local middle school that has many outstanding and award winning programs that make us proud to represent Riverside and the local community. We serve approximately 800 7th and 8th grade students of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Address of Site: 1155 Massachusetts Ave, Riverside, CA, 92507
Ramona High School (Riverside Unified School District)
Ramona High School exists to educate, inspire and prepare our students to be college and career ready.
Address of Site: 7675 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, Ca, 92504