Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
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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. Read more
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.