US Forest Service

Central California Consortium


Central California Consortium
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611

(559) 297-0706
ext. 4962

About Us

The Central California Consortium (CCC) is a kindergarten through employment, minority outreach and recruitment program, serving the greater San Joaquin Valley. It was established in 1996 as a Hispanic Initiative by the Washington Office of Civil Rights. The focus of the program is to educate the underserved rural communities on natural resources and to encourage them to use public lands. Currently the program has established Hispanic and Asian components with African-American and Native-American programs being established in the near future. The CCC has placed about 1,000 diverse students in temporary and permanent positions both regionally and nationally. The CCC sponsors a Generation Green Club in various high schools. The club focuses on getting students to embrace their roles as stewards of the land through stewardship projects, community service, leadership building activities, and encouraging higher education.


[Graphic]: 3 components:Education, Community, and Employment

Diverse Applicant Pool
Provide Student Resources
Career Development
Environmental Education
Generation Green
Bilingual Meetings and Events
Encourage Higher Education
Community Meetings
Inner City Camps
Parades and Event Participation
Community Outreach






[Graphic]: employment flow chart describing CCC goalsThe CCC's goals are to:

  • Create a diverse application pool for the Forest Service and USDA
  • Improve literacy rates in grades K-12 and lower dropout rates for grades 8-9
  • Increase enrollment in institutions of higher education
  • Elevate percentage of students moving into natural resource careers and provide career opportunities
  • Provide visible role models and mentors
  • Provide training for student participants and staff
  • Encourage organized sharing of resources
  • Enhance the quality of participating communities
  • Educate the public on natural resources
  • Advocate for community needs
  • Advise other programs

US Forest Service - Central California Consortium
Last Modified: Monday, 16 December 2013 at 14:18:59 CST

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