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CP Program Details

Student Initiated Community Projects

Each year since 1967, through a partnership with the ASUC, the Public Service Center awards sponsorship to 25-30 student groups engaged in service projects that address vital community needs.
Application can be found at: Student Initiated Community Projects Application

Public Service Center sponsorship supports registered student organizations carrying out service projects, provides access to specialized advising services and administrative resources, and offers a grant to defer service project expenses.

  • Grants awarded to student organizations range from $200-$5,000 depending on the need and assets of the organization and community partners.
  • Student organizations will:
    • Develop their leadership
    • Strengthen their organization
    • Deepen their service
    • Build stronger collaborative networks through Home Groups

Organization Qualification The Public Service Center seeks to support groups with the following broad characteristics.

  • Projects engage with marginalized communities on campus, off campus in the Bay Area, or both with an intentional plan of who you serve
  • Groups have the capacity—about 5 hours a month for 2 leaders—to be invested in the training, reflection, and advising received through the Center
  • Projects must be registered with the LEAD Center & ASUC
  • Groups are interested in developing a social justice and equity framework to inform their service

Community Projects Structure

The Student-Initiated Community Project (CP) Advisory Committee will continue advising the implementation this program. The Advisory Committee will be supporting the selection process and monetary allocation for the Student-Initiated Community Projects groups for the academic year with the support of the Program Manager from the Public Service Center.
Final allocations will be decided and awardees will be notified by Friday, May 5. Organizations must officially accept the final award by Friday, May 12.
The CP Student Advisory Committee is composed of members from the ASUC, the Public Service Center Student Advisory Committee, the LEAD Center, and a past leader from a Community Projects organization.
If you have any questions, please contact Rajelin Escondo at

Community Projects Grant Requirements In order to support and strengthen the service your organization is engaged in, the Public Service Center requires organizational leadership to engage with the Center through advising sessions, grant reports, workshops, and trainings. Below are the Student Initiated Community Projects Grant Requirements. Grant Partnership Requirements

  • Once a semester retreat
    • Students Leaders in Service Orientation
    • Student Leaders in Service Retreat
  • 2 30 minute advising sessions per semester
  • Monthly Centerwide trainings that can be attended by anyone in the organization
  • Mid-year report
  • End of year grant report

Applications are due Monday, April 24th.