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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.
- The California Conservation Corps is the largest program of its kind in the country. Created in 1976, it's modeled after the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps.
- The CCC program matches up California's young people and its natural resources, benefiting both.
- The CCC is one of California's premier emergency response forces. In 2008, Corpsmembers devoted more than a half-million hours to fire response, and also fought floods and pest infestations.
- All corpsmembers advance their education in the CCC. In the last three years, more than 4,000 Corpsmembers worked to complete their high school diplomas. The CCC also offers two different scholarships for use after the CCC.