About the 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 Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce to provide an opportunity for 18 -25 year old adults to acquire educational achievement and paid work experience. 90% of the corpsmembers have dropped out of high school, read below grade level, or are unemployed.

Emphasis is placed on work ethics, citizenship, interpersonal communication, teamwork, and other job training skills. The SRCC is funded by a variety of state and local government agencies, foundations, corporate grants, sponsorships, and private donations for work projects.


The SRCC is a campus of the John Muir Charter School. For those who have earned their high school diploma, career preparation classes are offered along with job placement assistance.

Work Training

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
  • Creek clearing
  • Vegetation clearing
  • Litter abatement
  • Park and parkway maintenance
  • Operation of a used building materials retail store