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Student Organizing Series

California Common Cause has been training student’s to be organizers and activists for over a decade. We invite you to sign up for our Fall 2021 S.O.S series, which includes seven 45-minute webinar modules. The modules are part organizing and activism training and part democracy reform issues training. Find more information about S.O.S. here.


Learn more about Common Cause’s internship program here.

College Ambassador Program 

Lear more about Common Cause’s College Ambassador program here.

Student Organizing and Activist Retreat

Due to Covid-19, we are not offering our in-person organizing and activist training (SOAR). We expect to offer these again in 2022. Learn more about the retreat here.


Interested in lobbying, outreach, action planning, or reform research? Contact Helen Grieco for more information on volunteering with California Common Cause.

Throughout the Year

Our staff guides and elevates the work that young leaders are doing throughout the year:

  • We offer Student Organizing and Activist Training Webinars
  • We work with and support Common Cause campus groups.
  • We help host campus and community events and actions that bring attention to current campaigns and important legislation that impact young people.
  • We support and mentor students in their campus campaigns to improve democracy, from voter registration drives to passing legislative reforms.
  • We offer paid internships, College ambassador programs, stipends for volunteers and we fund all supplies and training materials.
  • We host other networking opportunities for young members to connect and learn about ways to get involved.

Getting Involved

  • Are you a current student? Contact Helen Grieco if you live in Northern or Central CA, and Alvin Valverde if you live in Southern CA.
  • Are you a current member and are interested in volunteering? Contact Helen Grieco if you live in Northern or Central CA.
  • Please also consider sponsoring a student to attend a future Student Activist Retreat.
Sandra Luo
Freshman at University of California, San Diego

"I learned so much over the course of three eye-opening, inspiring days about the injustices and issues in our existing democracy, and I feel prepared to take a stand."

Ravanna Cantrall 
Sophomore at Long Beach City College

"I went to this training as a student activist with a hope for the future, and I have furthered this hope in myself as I saw it reflected in the eyes of my peers and in their community activism."

Cameron Silverberg
Senior at University of California, Berkeley

"The panels at the training taught me about how to lead a successful campaign, how to effectively use social media for advocacy, and how to attract receptive audiences for events."

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