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CASA (CORE AmeriCorps Success Ambassadors) is our public service fellowship for college students. The purpose of this AmeriCorps Community Fellows program is to address compelling community needs in the areas of college access and success, while encouraging college students to be actively engaged within their communities as civically-minded citizens.

Our CASA Fellows receive an Education Award in the amount of $1,200 in exchange for 300 hours of community service over the course of the calendar year. Service activities can include, but are not limited to:

Providing academic support to K-12 at-risk students

Mentoring K-12 at-risk students

Serving in an academic enrichment program

Volunteering in a college access program;

Providing workshops for at-risk students in: career awareness, study skills, or college admissions process

Exposing at-risk students to the college environment via campus tours, sitting in on classes, or meeting with faculty

Serving in a public high school guidance department

Providing one-on-one counseling on the financial aid process and/or college application process

Providing any of these supports to veterans seeking to attend college

Supporting a service-learning course that focuses on any of these areas

Coordinating and supporting volunteers who serve in any of these areas

CASA is part of a state-wide initiative in partnership with PennSERVE, the Governor’s Office on Citizen Service and Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC). Our goal is to increase college access while cultivating civically-minded leaders on college campuses. To request an application, please email