The Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps
The Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC) is a jobs, workforce training and ecosystem education program aimed at employing youth and young adults while teaching them about environmental stewardship. The SCYEC provides youth and young adults paychecks, valuable work experience, environmental education, and the opportunity to contribute to their community through ongoing outdoor experiences.
The coalition of groups who support the SCYEC include the Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), the Sonoma County Human Services Department, the Sonoma County Water Agency, the Sonoma County Office of Education, the nonprofit New Ways to Work, over 60 project hosts, and contracted youth agencies. The SCYEC brings together a diverse group of county and non-county agencies in a program that is replicable and sustainable.
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The application deadline for the summer of 2013 has passed
- Interest forms were forwarded to the community-based organization that serves the applicant’s region
- Each agency does some pre-screening for eligibility (some funding has strict low income eligibility requirements) and will contact the applicants they wish to interview
- Interviewees have to provide certain documentation in order to qualify for hiring
- The agencies do the hiring and are the employer of record
- The deadline for sending interest forms was May 10
Good luck! If you have any questions, please contact Ann Dubay, 547-8378 (AnnDubay@scwa.ca.gov)
Youth @ Work in Our Parks
The Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps and the Parks Alliance for Sonoma County have launched “Youth @ Work in Our Parks,” a program modeled after the SCYEC. Teens and young adults will be working directly to preserve resources in order to protect and restore our local environment, while simultaneously developing the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to grow into healthy contributing members of the community. Our fundraising goal has been met, thanks to our generous sponsors. Sponsor a crew | Fact Sheet