What We Do
SFCC offers young adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while gaining marketable job skills.
The young men and women who enter the Corps often have little or no experience in the working world. They are eager for the training, support and education that they know can open doors for them and their families. Many Corpsmembers live in the poorest San Francisco communities and join the Corps to build a better San Francisco, and a new life.
Each Corpsmember takes part in a structured 12-month program and will:
- Work with a team of 5-10 peers under the guidance of a dedicated supervisor
- Green the City's public spaces and parks
- Build playgrounds for community centers
- Recycle and divert tons of materials from our landfills
- Educate communities on how to recycle more efficiently
- Earn above SF minimum wage for their work
- Attend academic classes to attain a high school diploma
- Collaborate with a career counselor to explore work opportunities and create a personal plan
In the past 12 months, Corpsmembers have:
- Diverted 221 tons of recyclables from our landfills
- Provided professional recycling services at more than 80 large-scale public events attended by tens of thousands of people
- Created gardens and playgrounds in 22 community parks and public spaces
- Participated in over 11,000 hours of education, through which 25 Corpsmembers earned their high school diplomas and career development portfolios
"The Corps provided me the opportunity to become the man I am today - environmentally conscious, self-confident,
socially aware, dedicated to my community and a good role model for my children. Without the Corps, I probably would
not have been able to break the cycle of poverty and addiction that many in my community and family suffer from."