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WHAT IS THE SEQUOIA COMMUNITY CORPS?

The Sequoia Community Corps (SCC) offers vocational training in the trades of construction, solar, weatherization, urban forestry, recycling, electronic waste collection, oil collection and recycling education. The SCC has been successfully operating in Tulare and Kings Counties for the past 30 years and has provided over 4,000 young adults with valuable job training and educational opportunities.

In addition to the services offered to young adults, the SCC also assists local governments, agencies and businesses meet critical community needs such as park development, construction of low-income family housing, recycling services and natural resource conservation in local recreation areas. 

 

Sequoia Community Corps
(559) 732-4194


SCC DEPARTMENTS AND PROGRAMS

RECYCLING

With funding through the CalRecycle, the SCC has built an infrastructure that promotes and provides convenient recycling of beverage containers throughout Tulare, Kings and Kern Counties and surrounding mountain recreation areas including Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Our corpsmembers are responsible for servicing all containers in a timely and efficient manner, operating a full-time Recycling Center, multiple buyback centers and educating more than 14,000 K-12 students about recycling in schools and at SCICON, an outdoor science and conservation camp. E-Recycling Solutions is a social enterprise of CSET. We provide an environmentally safe and convenient solution to dispose of obsolete and unwanted electronics.

RECYCLING SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ALL
With funding from CalRecycle, the SCC has built an infrastructure that promotes and provides convenient recycling of beverage containers, electronic waste and used oil throughout Tulare, Kings and Kern Counties including the surrounding mountain areas of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

 

URBAN FORESTRY

Conservation and environmental stewardship are key components of the SCC. Corpsmembers learn essential career skills, develop leadership qualities, and become environmental stewards.

RESTORING NATIVE VEGETATION AND A SENSE OF COMMUNITY
Conservation and environmental stewardship are key components of the Urban Forestry Program. Corpsmembers learn essential career skills while developing a passion for the communities they serve. Partnerships with local municipalities have led to an average planting of 500-1000 trees per year.

 

HOME WEATHERIZATION

KEEPING ENERGY COSTS DOWN AND CAREER PROSPECTS HIGH
Green is in and corpsmembers in the Weatherization Program are ahead of the trend. With specialized training for jobs in the green industry, participants serve their communities while improving their own prospects for a better life.   

 

PUBLIC WORKS (FEE FOR SERVICE)

YOUNG ADULTS CAN PREPARE FOR VALUABLE JOBS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY THROUGH PROGRAMS SUCH AS YOUTHBUILD AND THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES TRAINING PROGRAM. HANDS-ON TRAINING IS GAINED AS A RESULT OF PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS, INDUSTRIAL WORK AND RESIDENTIAL HOUSING CONSTRUCTION. CORPSMEMBERS ARE TRAINED IN CEMENT, FRAMING, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, FINISH CARPENTRY AND OTHER SKILLS. PARTNERS INCLUDE SELF-HELP ENTERPRISES, TULARE COUNTY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND THE BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION. CORPSMEMBERS EARN EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATIONS FOR BOBCAT, BOOMLIFT, BACKHOE AND FORKLIFT. WITH THE SKILLS THEY LEARN MEMBERS OF THE SCC, MANY GRADUATES GO ON TO FIND FULL-TIME WORK IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

HANDS ON TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE
Young adults can prepare for valuable jobs in the construction industry through programs such as YouthBuild and the Construction Trades Training Program. Corpsmembers gain hands-on work experience through various Public Works projects that beautify our communities and improve their future job prospects.

 

JOHN MUIR CHARTER SCHOOL

Young adults can prepare for valuable jobs in the construction industry through programs such as YouthBuild and the Construction Trades Training Program. Hands-on training is gained as a result of public works projects, industrial work and residential housing construction. Corpsmembers are trained in cement, framing, electrical, plumbing, finish carpentry and other skills. Partners include Self-Help Enterprises, Tulare County Resource Management Agency and the Building Industry Association. Corpsmembers earn equipment certifications for bobcat, boomlift, backhoe and forklift. With the skills they learn members of the SCC, many graduates go on to find full-time work in the construction industry.

NOT YOUR AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION
John Muir Charter School allows students the opportunity to expand their education while doing exciting and valuable service work for the community. John Muir provides small classes and a family-like atmosphere that teaches life, job and leadership skills in a hands-on way that leads to success.

 

THE CORPS CONNECTION

READ THE LATEST NEWS AND INFORMATION
The SCC newsletter, the Corps Connection, is published quarterly and written entirely by CSET staff. Articles featured in the newsletter cover all of the SCC's programs, special events and more. Click on the button below to read the latest edition of the Corps Connection.


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