Community Student Fellows Program

Location:  Oakland, CA
Project Description: 

The Community Student Fellows program offers community-based internship experiences to undergraduate and graduate CCA students. It exemplifies the Center’s focus on developing opportunities for students to engage intensively in individual projects with specific community partners. Both parties benefit from such valuable, long-term opportunities for learning and engagement. Participating students come from varied backgrounds and disciplines, from architecture to social practice, painting, ceramics, design, fashion, and sculpture. They may serve as artists in residence, or as administrative assistants in community organizations, or alongside teachers in public schools as teaching artists, witnessing the many ways in which art, design, writing, and architecture can play a vital role in the community. Numerous alumni of the program have gone on to continue their work in various local and global communities.