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Two hundred and eighty-five optimistic, energetic young adults from across the nation arrived in Sacramento on Wednesday, October 10 to begin 10 months of service in the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program. These 18- to 24-year-olds are training in Sacramento at the NCCC Pacific Region Campus at McClellan Park and will go on to complete a series of critical service projects in Sacramento, California, throughout the western region of the United States, and wherever disaster may strike. Sacramento will act as the home base to these service teams before and after service proejcts throughout the next 10 months. Including Team Leaders, over 300 people will be exploring Sacramento in off-duty hours. During service, they can be identified by their matching gray t-shirts and 15-passenger government vans.
Corps Member training, which runs from October 11 through November 7, will prepare these young adults to serve in a variety of capacities, from conducting environmental restoration projects to building houses and responding to disasters. Specifically, Corps Members are trained in First Aid, disaster services, civic & service engagement, and many other skills to assist them in their service year and beyond. The 28 Sacramento-based teams will be officially inducted into the program at a local ceremony on Thursday, November 8 at McClellan Park Theater Pavilion, 3305 James Way in McClellan, CA.