De Anza College – VIDA (CYLC)

De Anza College – VIDA (CYLC)


About this course

California Youth Leadership Corps – De Anza College

Join CYLC today and be a catalyst for change in your community. Apply now and embark on a transformative journey of social impact and personal development.Applications close July 17th, 2023. Applicants can expect to hear back first two weeks of August with a decision. Space is limited. Must be 18 years or older.


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In addition to the core classes mentioned below, participants will engage in a 2-unit asynchronous fellowship class during each quarter. Students will be placed with partner organizations that do various social justice-centered work in our communities, allowing them to gain hands-on experience. The expectation is approximately 10 hours of commitment per week for the community fellowship throughout the entire duration of the program. Fellows who participate will be awarded of up to $10,000 for their active involvement and completion in the program. Additionally, they will have their educational expenses covered with an award of up to $2,500, as well as the chance to receive a completion bonus and be awarded of up to $2,500. The total fellowship awards received, including earnings, educational support, and bonuses, can be up to $15,000!

Please contact Brenda Carillo at if you have any questions. 

Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 Application Deadline: July 17th, 2023




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Contact Information

Cynthia Kaufman, Program Director

Brenda Carrillo, Program Coordinator