"Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions ... and more!"
“The Urban Corps Charter School has been an instrumental part of our mission, serving our Corpsmembers and providing an opportunity to advance their educational goals”.
- Rhody Soria, Director of Inland Empire Center
"Our San Diego corpsmembers benefit every day from their participation in the Urban
Corps Charter School,” said CCC Director Bruce Saito. “We cannot help but be impressed by the level of professionalism and commitment.”
The California Conservation Corps (CCC) - a state agency - is the oldest and largest state conservation corps program in the nation. From a small beginning, the CCC has grown to its current size with residential and nonresidential sites throughout the state.
Modeled after the original federal Civilian Conservation Corps created in 1933 by President Franklin Roosevelt, today's California program was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on July 7, 1976.
The San Diego Center is a nonresidential facility located in National City, with a satellite facility in Vista. The center is comprised of 105 corpsmembers and staff from a wide range of cultures and races who work throughout San Diego and Imperial counties.
The vision for the corpsmembers is to provide them with a diversity of quality work experiences, education/training opportunities and an active volunteer program to better prepare them for employment after the CCC. The center also takes pride in producing quality natural resource work and responding to several types of emergencies throughout the year.
The San Diego Center challenges its corpsmembers with various types of projects that range from trail construction, fire hazard reduction, tree removal and heavy equipment operation. In addition, the San Diego Center currently offers our corpsmembers internships with Caltrans.
March 2016 - District Director Rhody Soria with CCC and Urban Corps Corpsmembers, joining Assemblymember Toni Atkins in Sacramento for the annual Corps Government Education Day.