De Anza College (CYLC)

De Anza College (CYLC)


About this course

California Youth Leadership Corp (CYLC) at De Anza College

The CYLC – De Anza College hosted at Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action, VIDA aims to help youth with low incomes and youth of color to find meaningful employment doing work that is of benefit to their communities, while also helping them learn community organizing skills. Students will be placed with partner organizations who do work in our communities. Immigration status, and age are not barriers to participation. Participants do not need to have a high school diploma to enroll at De Anza College.  

  • Participate in a 10-week paid field placement for 10-19 hours per week at a grassroots community organization or mentoring other corps members.
  • Participate in team meetings, trainings, and mentorship. 
  • Get $19.87 per hour for internship hours and meetings. 
  • Sign up for 6 quarter units of coursework designed for this program, which count toward De Anza College’s Certificate in Leadership and Social Change.  
  • Each student will be eligible for up to $10,000 over a two-year period for this work.


Testimonials From Current Participants and Alum


Contact Information

Cynthia Kaufman, Program Director

Brenda Carrillo, Program Coordinator