Wednesday, December 13th: Corpsmembers worked to collect Electronic waste this week at an event at our partner location, UCSF Medical Center. Corpsmembers removed screens and hard drives of the collected E-waste to sorted into gaylords, and interacted with staff and employees of UCSF to encourage recycling in our community! If you have E-waste to recycle, please check our website frequently for our next amnesty event.
Monday, December 11, 2017: The San Francisco Conservation Corps attended a press conference with Senator Scott Wiener and SF Department of the Environment to celebrate the new Bottle Bill 458, signed by Governor Jerry Brown in October. SFCC has been advocating this bill as an opportunity to both help San Francisco achieve our zero-waste goals, and increase job opportunities for low-income youth.
Joe Rodriguez writes in the SF Examiner article: "Debra Gore-Mann, executive director of the San Francisco Conservation Corps, told me there may be pop-up recycling centers in different neighborhoods. Others described possible “mobile recycling centers.” The solution is a long way off — 2019 is the launch date for any potential plan, the department said — but we’ve got state Sen. Scott Wiener to thank for it."
SFCC is looking forward to providing more recycling job opportunities for youth in our community!
We hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving with family and friends! We celebrated with Corpsmembers and Staff at our annual Olympics, where staff hosted workshops for teams to compete including a Dance-Off, Recycling Relay, and Basketball tournament. After, we shared a delicious meal together and expressed gratitude for our community. Thank you all who made this event so special!
On November 8th, Corpsmembers got to visit and tour the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Building and learn about where the city's water and power comes from. They also heard about opportunities in the field of water, power, and sewer industry, and toured a smart building! Thank you to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission for supporting SFCC and making this visit possible!
On Saturday, October 28th, SFCC Corpsmembers worked at "Make a Difference Day" in Daly City to collect and recycle E-waste and used tires. This was an opportunity for community members to bring old electronic waste and tires that would otherwise end up in the landfill. Thanks to everyone that came and keep an eye out for our next E-waste/Tire event!
On Tuesday, October 24th, two Corpsmembers were invited to speak at the SF Port Commissioners Meeting. SFCC works with the Port on various projects that give our Corpsmembers experience in landscaping, invasive species removal, and community beautification. Their continued support ensures that our young people gain the skills necessary to secure employment and build a pathway out of poverty.
Shaumad Barnett and James Maungpuan, two Corpsmembers who have worked frequently on Port projects, presented at the Port Commission Meeting. They spoke about their experience in the SFCC and their goals after completing the program. Thank you to the SF Port for inviting our Corpsmembers to tell their story!
On September 28th, SFCC Corpsmembers hosted a booth at the SF Marina small craft harbor. Here they handed out boater kits and engaged the public about how to recycle used oil and reduce their waste. They even met with the Dock Captain, Ed, who was pleased to have us outreaching! We are excited by the opportunity to continue educating the public, and provide opportunities for our Corpsmembers in the community we serve.
On September 13th, 2017 SFCC began training for a new project with our community partner Recology. Our Corpsmembers will be working to remove and replace labels on all current toters (recycling bins used by Recology). We are excited to help move San Francisco towards a zero-waste future!
On Saturday, September 16th, 2017, SFCC staff and Corpsmembers attended the annual CA Coastal Commission Clean Up event. SFCC was excited to be part of a community effort to beautiful our local beach at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area! Corpsmembers got an introduction from the Ranger, Michael Bennett, and learned about the programs and opportunities with the State Parks. From 8am to 12pm, staff and Corpsmembers worked hard to pick up litter and beautify the area. SFCC is glad to be a part of the state-wide effort to clean up our coastal areas! Visit CA Coastal Commission for more information: https://www.coastal.ca.gov/
On August 30,2017, SFCC's first cohort of Pre-Apprentice participants graduated from the program! This 4-week intensive construction-focused training included tool-safety, hands-on learning experience, field trips to work sites, and much more!
Congratulations to our Pre-Apprentice graduates, we are excited for your bright futures!
Frank Garcia, Eric Aparicio, Kevin Hooker, De Jon Sandefur, Jonathan Jones, John Blazquez, Isabella Ali akbar Carranza, Joseph Howard, Lanaa Holmes, Damian Gudino, Savanneck Stiger, Otis Seals, Lorina P. Dones, Darlene Gilbert, Jolisa Franks
If you are interested in joining our next Pre-Apprentice class visit our webpage to learn more.