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A Future without War.

Many young people starting their adult lives with limited opportunities join the military for benefits and to launch a career. There are other options available that do not cause harm and still develop leadership and good citizenship. Click the button below to explore your options.

California Climate Corps

In California, climate change is a growing threat to systems and people across the state. The impacts to our environment and health are worsening as we experience longer and more frequent droughts, devastating wildfires, and more. Each of us has a role to play. You can take meaningful action today to help communities across our state.

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California Conservation Corps:
Training and Career Pathways

Every day on a CCC project is a chance to get a foot further into the door that leads to a meaningful career, especially in conservation and natural resources. Corpsmembers often get training and guidance from potential future employers.

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John Muir Charter School

The mission of John Muir Charter Schools is to meet the unique educational, social and emotional needs of our diverse student population in safe and nurturing environments that foster personal, professional and academic growth.  Through collaboration with our partner agencies and relevant, rigorous instruction toward a high school diploma, students gain the skills to achieve lifelong, sustainable employment and become proactive members of their communities.

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The Corps Network

Corps are organizations that engage young adults and post-9/11 veterans in service addressing conservation and community needs. Through a defined term of service, Corps participants – or “Corpsmembers” – gain work experience and develop in-demand skills.

Founded in 1985, The Corps Network is the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps. We support Corps through advocacy, providing access to funding and projects, and offering expertise in Corps operations.

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Student Conservation Association

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.

SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.

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Pathways Program: Department of the Interior

The Pathways Programs are developmental opportunities tailored to promote employment for students and recent graduates in the Federal workforce. It aims to improve recruiting efforts, offer clear paths to Federal opportunities for students and recent grads from high school to post-graduate school, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for new Federal employees.

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Have Any Questions?

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