Sacramento Promise Zone
Highlight #034, August 2017
Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s Office
One of our lead partners in the Jobs Action Team has been awarded $2.6 million from the Department of Labor! Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) applauded the recent announcement that Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps will receive $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Youthbuild program to help young people in low-income areas earn their high school diploma and obtain an industry-recognized certification in the construction industry. The Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps also received $1.5 million earlier this summer from the U.S. Department of Labor for the Reentry Assistance Program, which provides opportunities for young adults living in the Sacramento Promise Zone to earn a high school diploma and pursue post-secondary education or certification.
“I’m extremely pleased that with these grants, the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps will be able to increase access to education and career services,” said Congresswoman Doris Matsui. “It’s important that we make strong investments in workforce training opportunities for young people in our region. I look forward to continuing to partner with the SRCC to support students in the Sacramento region as they build their futures.”
“We are pleased to partner with the Department of Labor on workforce training for Sacramento youth to gain the necessary education and skills to participate in today’s growing workforce. This is a tremendous boost for the Sacramento area and the youth here in our region,” said David P. De Mers, Executive Director, Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps.
“The funding awards support the goals of the Sacramento Promise Zone and our partnership with the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps,” said Tyrone Roderick Williams, Director of the Sacramento Promise Zone. The Promise Zone is a federal designation aimed at fostering partnerships between federal, state, and local agencies that gives local leaders greater access to federal resources to improve the quality of life in Sacramento’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. Williams went on to say, “Throughout the Promise Zone the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps is expanding opportunities for at risk and disconnected youth and young adults to connect to education and job training opportunities that lead to careers. This funding will positively change lives.” Want more information and to see how to sign up for their programs: Click here!