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Sacramento CCC

Sacramento Satellite CCC
570 Bercut Drive
Sacramento, CA 95811
Tel: (916) 414-6202

John Muir Staff

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John Muir Staff

Michelle Kizner

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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 Sacramento CCC offers corpsmembers an educational program that makes a positive impact in the lives of our students, as well as the community.
From the start, students at Sacramento Satellite CCC understand this is a special program. With a low student-to-staff ratio, students receive ample assistance in all subject areas. Whether one-on-one or in small groups, students have time to discuss ideas and collaborate with others.

Our staff, both firm and caring, provides the support each student needs to succeed. We take time to understand students' unique backgrounds and challenges and we map out specific ways students will succeed in our program. Each student uses a specialized student achievement file that allows them to see and track their coursework progress toward their graduation date. Our dedicated Career Pathways Coach meets with students weekly to develop a plan for enrolling them into community college, other vocational programs or internships. Throughout the year, students complete assessments and explore various career pathways in order to discover a clear path towards lifelong, sustainable employment. Students often say they have never had so much attention and support in school.

Often, not passing the state exit exam is a big hurdle for our students. Not only do students have specialized computer skills programs available to them, along with regular testing preparation, they also have a dedicated testing tutor helping them personally each week.

While students generally have disliked school in the past, in our program they quickly see they can learn the skills they need to complete their coursework and pass the exams needed to graduate. Many students stay extra hours to take advantage of specialized tutoring and work time.
The California Conservation Corps provides direct supervision and hands-on training during vocational education hours. Upon completion of the program students typically earn the following certificates:

Basic Tool Use and Maintenance
Chain Saw Training
Flood Training
Fire Camp Training
Emergency Preparedness Training

Students also have the opportunity to earn certification in Electrical and Plumbing, Energy Retrofit, and Fire Support.

Private and public agencies contract with the CCC to provide services. On the job site, agency representatives periodically approach students' supervisors to select hard working, well-trained students for both internships and entry-level positions.

When students complete a certain training, we take time in class to discuss life skills needed to apply their new skills to the workplace. In this way, students discover whether or not they are interested in a particular career pathway prior to gaining employment in a certain field.

The vocational education provided by the CCC helps students earn elective credits toward their graduation and teaches basic work skills necessary for permanent, sustained employment.

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