Sacramento Sustainability Academy

Sacramento Sustainability Academy

Last month SSP announced the inaugural Sacramento Sustainability Academy, a workforce development program to provide young people an introduction to climate resilience work. 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 energy efficiency through the lens of building science and urban agriculture as a tool for achieving food security/sovereignty through permaculture design principles (often referred to as Afro-Indigenous wisdom).

SSP is now hiring 12 Academy fellows and 2 supervisors, ages 16-30, for our fall cohort that runs September 5th to October 27th. All program participants must reside within the city limits of Sacramento. Questions? Reach out to program leaders at ssa@sierraserviceproject.org.

All program fellows must reside within the city limits of Sacramento, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  1. Resides within a Qualified Census Tract (a low-income area as designated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development);
  2. Resides in a low- or moderate-income household;
  3. Resides in a household that experienced unemployment;
  4. Resides in a household that experienced increased food or housing insecurity;
  5. Resides in a household that is receiving services from Tribal governments; or
  6. Resides in a household that qualifies for the following federal assistance: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Free and Reduced Price School Lunch and Breakfast, Head Start, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, Section 8 Vouchers, or Pell Grant.

Priority will be given to individuals who:

  1. Have not participated in an AmeriCorps program;
  2. May have difficulty finding employment;
  3. Are low-income;
  4. Are unemployed and/or out of school;
  5. Are or were justice-involved;
  6. Are in or transitioning from foster care; or
  7. Are engaged with the mental health or substance abuse system.


If you are interested in being considered for a spring cohort please fill out the interest form using the button link below:

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