Recruit a Fellow

California Climate Action Corps Fellowship program leverages the power of AmeriCorps to advance climate actions that engage community members, cultivate change, and leave a lasting impact. 

The program connects community organizations with talented and motivated emerging leaders to move the needle on climate change in the community. If you need help for your frontline climate work and are passionate about mentoring, we want to hear from you!

About the Fellowship Program

California Climate Action Corps Fellowship program leverages the power of AmeriCorps to advance climate actions that engage community members, cultivate change, and leave a lasting impact. 

The program connects community organizations with talented and motivated emerging leaders to move the needle on climate change in the community. If you need help for your frontline climate work and are passionate about mentoring, we want to hear from you!

About the Fellowship Program

Climate Action Corps Fellows serve with Host Partners in a full-time capacity for either a two-month summer term or an extended 11-month term.

Government agencies, Native American Tribes, and nonprofit organizations can apply to host Fellows. The climate action projects Fellows complete during their service should include a combination of the following elements:

  • Defined and measurable climate pollution reduction, resiliency benefits, or disaster recovery activities (e.g., projected GHG reductions, wildfire risk reduction, flood protection, increased green space, etc.)
  • Community engagement and volunteerism components that provide community members a way to directly take action on climate change issues.
  • Solutions to a community’s unique environmental or public health vulnerabilities that help address disparities while promoting social and environmental justice
  • A community climate capacity component that builds resources, tools, knowledge, or relationships between stakeholders, including local government, community-based organizations, and individuals, while providing tangible “products” for ongoing use.

The program’s implementing partners recruit and place highly motivated emerging leaders to serve with Host Partners. Partner program staff supports both Fellows and host partner Site Supervisors. Partner program staff also coordinate Fellow professional development activities. 

Current Status

Working with the implementing partners, Local Government Commission and Bay Area Community Resources, the first pilot cohort of 63 Fellows started serving on January 11, 2021, with 26 Host Partners in five target cities (Fresno, Stockton, San Jose, Redlands, and Los Angeles). The two-month summer program is currently in the design stage and aims to deploy up to 240 Fellows. A Fall 2021 program is also being developed that will place dozens of Fellows with community partners for a full 11-month term. 

Learn more about the pilot cohort

Click here to learn more about the partnership process and elements for the pilot cohort by visiting our implementing partner’s website.


Sign up to stay in touch with California Climate Action Corps

I want my work to make a difference. Climate change is the biggest threat to my generation, and as a member of the California Climate Action Corps, I have a voice in the fight towards climate resiliency and justice.

Alice Bruemmer

City of Watsonville

Copyright © 2020 State of California

Powered by: CAWeb Publishing Service

Back to Top

About Us

Public Notices

Accessibility

Privacy Policy

Condition of Use

Copyright © 2020 State of California

Powered by: CAWeb Publishing Service