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Educorps students group photo with Educorps logo - UC San Diego

Our mission is to improve education equity in San Diego by supporting learning in Title I K-12 schools in our local community. We strive to create a community in which all children have access to the resources that they need to succeed. 

The EducationCorps Program encourages UC San Diego students to get involved in their community by sharing their time and skills with youth.

Why Join EducationCorps?

By joining EducationCorps you will...

  • Support equity and anti-racism in K-12 schools
  • Reflect on structural inequality within the education system
  • Build meaningful relationships with fellow UC San Diego students, staff members, local educators, and K-12 students in the community
  • Develop professional skills through monthly workshops and trainings
  • Have the opportunity to grow with the program and earn leadership positions
  • Receive validation on your Co-Curricular Record


Carla Espinoza, UC San DiegoCarla Espinoza

Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

"I love going to my school site each week, seeing my students smile as I enter the classroom, and being there as they grow and learn and improve on their academic skills. I hope to inspire them to pursue a higher education and help them realize that they can accomplish anything with hard work and determination."

Lily Nguyen, UC San DiegoLily Nguyen

Major: Political Science, Philosophy, Public Policy

"It is rewarding for me to see students grow in their studies and in their lives through our tutoring and mentorship. Giving students the extra attention is important because everyone learns at a different pace. And by giving teachers an extra hand, students are not just caught up to the material but become more open to the idea that they can learn new things and are willing to try with the opportunity and the right mentality. I am also optimistic everyday for the future of education as I work alongside so many patient and dedicated volunteer

Our partner projects & schools

Joining EducationCorps

Below the steps for joining EducationCorps are outlined:

  1. EducationCorps Interest Form
  2. Once you complete your application, you will recieve a welcome email in early October with links to forms to complete and other important information: 
    • Volunteer forms
    • CANRA training
  3. A student leader will reach out to you with information on upcoming meetings and trainings and assist with placement.

All forms and training must be completed prior to tutoring and mentoring. Additional training may be required depending on which project you support.