Rancho Cordova 2024 Programs

Rancho Cordova 2024 Programs

Home Repair Academy

A workforce development program for Rancho Cordova residents ages 18-30

This spring, SSP will be employing 7 young adults to be a part of the Rancho Cordova Home Repair Academy, a workforce development program to provide young adults job experience and community and career connections. Building on SSP’s history of providing youth and young adults with hands-on experience with tools, home repairs, and high impact community projects, the Academy is focused on exterior carpentry projects for low-income homeowners as well as workforce learning opportunities and connections.

SSP is now hiring 6 Academy fellows and 1 supervisor, ages 18-30, for the spring.

  • Program Fellows (March 25-May 18): $17/hour, 24 hours/week
  • Program Supervisor (March 18-May 18): $18/hour, 40 hours/week

All program participants must reside within the city limits of Rancho Cordova. Questions? Reach out to Program Manager Renee Bradford.

We are looking for young adults interested in community service work, home repair carpentry projects, and leadership experience who will benefit from expanding their career pathways.

Days of Service

For middle & high school students (and custom days for corporate groups!)

SSP is excited to host Rancho Cordova youth Days of Service this spring!

We are inviting middle and high schoolers to sign-up for one Saturday of work on an exterior carpentry project for a low-income homeowner. The day will run from 10AM to 3PM.

Lunch, materials, leadership, and a $25 stipend will be provided!

Sign-up now for one of these Saturdays:

  • April 20th
  • April 27th
  • May 4th
  • May 11th

These programs are supported by a $75,000 grant from the City of Rancho Cordova’s Community Enhancement & Investment Fund.

Youth Advisory Council

Youth Advisory Council

SSP created a Youth Advisory Council (YAC) in 2020 to develop leadership skills in teenagers and ensure youth have an active voice in shaping SSP’s programs.

Details about YAC:

– All high school aged youth are invited to sign-up for the 2023-2024 school year
– YAC meets monthly for 1 hour via Zoom
– In January, YAC members will gather in-person for a retreat. SSP pays for travel costs, food, and lodging.

Three to four YAC members serve on SSP’s Board of Directors in the following year, acting as a liaison between YAC and the board. These youth have the same voting privileges and responsibilities as adult board members.

Take some time to compose your answers to the essay questions below, limiting your responses to about 200 words.

Applications due Sunday, September 17!


  1. Please describe some of the memorable experiences you have had with SSP.  How and why has SSP been a formative and important experience for you?
  2. Why do you want to serve on SSP’s Youth Advisory Council?
  3. What skills and strengths do you bring to YAC?
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