The Pomona center opened in 1982 on the site of Lanterman Developmental
Center, a State of California care facility for the
developmentally disabled. The Pomona Center originally occupied two buildings -- known as
(8) and (9) -- at the Pomona
site. The Pomona Center
was relocated from the San
When the center opened, it was a residential center and had a population of over
100 Corps members. It was a full-service center with a working kitchen and a
cook staff of two. Originally, the education program consisted of preparing
students for the GED examination through the Pomona Adult
John Muir Charter
School began offering
classes in 2000. The first high school graduating class of 2001 boasted 10
students. RJ Guess was the teacher.
In 2004, the Pomona
Center closed its
residential component. The center has gone from a high population of 125 Corps
members in 2000 to its present average population of 50 Corps members. Pomona is a satellite center of the Inland
Center in San Bernardino.
John Muir Charter School at the Pomona CCC Satellite has held graduation ceremonies for 63 students since 2001.
Our Pomona Education team offer a unique partnership of learning opportunities that highlights education and the differences that each student brings to their learning experience. Students immediately have the sense that they are a valued component of an effort to support academic achievement. Students learn to plan with clarity and purpose in realizing their educational goals. Many of our former students continue to pursue education beyond achieving their high school diploma by enrolling in community college or a trade-technical school. John Muir Charter School and the California Conservation Corps staff at the Pomona Satellite are proud of our achievements and strive to continue our efforts contributing to a sustainable quality of life in our surrounding community.