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Placer/Greenwood CCC

Placer CCC

3710 Christian Valley Rd
Auburn 95602

Tel: (530) 823-4900

FAX: (530) 826-4911

John Muir Staff

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John Muir Staff

Catherine Yoho
Lead Teacher

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The young women and men of the Corps work hard protecting and restoring California's environment and responding to disasters, becoming stronger workers, citizens and individuals through their service.


"Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions... and more!"

John Muir Charter School at the Placer CCC offers corpsmembers an educational program that makes a positive impact in the lives of our students, as well as the community.
John Muir Charter School at the Placer CCC Site is a classroom where our students can feel safe, supported and respected. We have two teachers and a CAHSEE math tutor. In addition, we have a Career Pathways Coach that focuses on meeting with students individually regarding their career development, transition goals, life skills and English remediation. We strive to provide high quality individualized educational support for all of our students. Our students are very diverse and come from all over the state of California. Their common goal is to achieve their high school diploma and gain valuable work skills. Our prior graduates have told us that they had never before received so much help and guidance. Our current students tell us how much they appreciate finally comprehending subjects such as math that they have struggled with for so many years.
Our school site and the Placer CCC have a strong partnership. Our center is a residential center so our students live, work, eat and attend school together. The focus at the Placer Center is providing students with training in construction and energy-related projects. The students receive vocational education credits towards their diploma in addition to learning job skills. The corps members are able to participate in many trainings that are designed in collaboration with Sierra College and the Golden Sierra Job Training Agency including electrical training, energy auditing and the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum required by trade unions for future employment. Students are able to learn skills and obtain certificates for Emergency Fire Camp Support, Chain Saw Training, Serv-Safe, First Aid/ CPR, Flood Training, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, Conservation Awareness, Career Development and Leadership. Our students also participate in many community volunteer events and recreational activities including a basketball and softball team.

Our educational program aims to connect workplace learning with the classroom. We discuss and learn about work projects with our students and their supervisors and we use curriculum that compliments what students may be doing on the job. Together, John Muir teachers and CCC staff provide mentoring and leadership to these young adults to provide them with an opportunity for growth, development and a chance to succeed.

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CCC Staff

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CCC Staff

Rob Griffth
Site Director
(530) 823-4075