Affording College Through Service
The annual recruitment period for the California Climate Action Corps is underway! I am excited to see how the next group of young talent will transform our communities for the better. The program offers ways to collaborate with local organizations on cutting-edge environmental projects in urban greening, organic waste, wildfire recovery, and more.
As Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, I'm pleased to share we've allocated an additional $4.6 million in the latest state spending plan to California Climate Action Corps, extending even more opportunities to passionate individuals who want to save our planet. For their eleven-month commitment, fellows can receive up to $43,000 in living stipends and education awards to go towards college. To apply, please visit the California Climate Action Corps website. Positions are open until filled, so it's best to send in applications as soon as possible.
This is one of many programs funded by this year's spending plan that provides a path to college degrees through service. I've always been a champion of higher education accessibility and climate change. The Climate Action Corps allows young people to make a difference in both.
Once accepted into the September to August term, fellows will work with tribes, nonprofits, educational institutions, and other organizations to create tangible change in their communities. With this coveted opportunity, more young people are given the tools and guidance to take control of their own futures and the future of our planet.
I'm proud of these investments, which will prepare another generation of strong climate leaders in California who will build on the accomplishments of those before them.