ABOUT sacramento regional conservation corps
The Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps (SRCC) is a non-profit organization transforming lives of Sacramento Region's young adults through education, paid work experience, job placement and overall support.
The SRCC was established in 1984 by the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce to provide an opportunity for 18 - 25 year old adults to acquire educational achievement and paid work experience. Ninety percent of corpsmembers have dropped out of high school, read below grade level, or are unemployed.
The SRCC improves communities in the Sacramento region by engaging young adults from high risk environments in a values-based approach to defining success. We provide opportunity for young people to realize their potential in their educational career and life through community building, technical skills and job training. We create highly qualified employees that contribute to the community and a sustainable future.
The SRCC is funded by state and local government agencies, foundations, corporate grants, sponsorships, and private donations for work projects.
Corpsmembers are engaged through a number of work training opportunities through contracts with local governments and private companies. Work training projects currently include:
Beverage container recycling collections and sorting for businesses, restaurants, bars, events and multifamily residences
Used tire, used oil and e-waste recycling
Park and parkway maintenance
Operation of a used building materials retail store
The SRCC is a campus of John Muir Charter School. For those who have earned their high school diploma, career preparation classes are offered along with job placement assistance.