Students from California campuses were selected in Fall 2023 to participate in LEAD California’s Community Engagement Student Fellowship-Youth Voice, Youth Vote (YVYV) program, a 4-month initiative specifically designed to support student leaders advancing service, service-learning and community engagement at LEAD California member campuses throughout the state, focusing on voter engagement and youth voice.

Cal State LA
Cal State LA’s CESF-YVYV student fellows will support the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs’ (PBI) Young Voter Engagement Project. The student fellows will assist PBI staff and partners with the planning, coordination, and implementation of activities aimed at increasing participation in the 2024 March primary elections. As a result of this program, the student fellows gain first-hand experience in civic education and voter engagement and help to address issues and questions around voting in our community.
CSU Chico
The YVYV students’ responsibilities will center voter outreach, engagement, and education programming during spring 2024. Under the mentorship of the Civic Engagement Director, the student will help organize and execute several voter outreach events on campus, including voting-related film screenings, voter registration events, and education campaigns on campus. Additionally, the students will help organize a large voter turnout event that will take place on November 5, 2024 (election day); we are planning a carnival-themed full-day event to excite students on campus about turning out to vote.
College of the Canyons
College of the Canyons’ Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) continues to advance its ongoing student-driven, Project-Based Learning (PBL), co-curricular PLACE (Partnerships for Listening and Action by Communities and Educators) and Engage the Vote (ETV) Action Teams. These student-centered groups are building a sense of community, belonging, and well-being by assisting the needs of campus members and Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) nonprofits aligned with underserved and marginalized populations.
CSU Sacramento
For more than 25 years, the goal of the Community Engagement Center (CEC) has been to make a difference in the lives of our students and the Sacramento region. The YVYV student fellow will continue this tradition by participating in service, civic & community engagement, and student voter education and outreach initiatives. The YVYV will assist with various campus and community partner events, efforts, and activities and will provide input during the planning to help engage students. Opportunities will be provided for the YVYV to plan and pursue a personal-interest project aligned with these goals.
Sonoma State University
The SSU CESF Youth Voice~Youth Vote Fellow will consist of one position. The Fellow will be working with our office, the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) to promote voter engagement, registration and education.