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About the Office of Communications

The California Conservation Corps Office of Communications provides timely and relevant information that educates the public, potential recruits, media, lawmakers and CCC team members on our policies, projects, and successes. The Office of Communications coordinates media and public outreach; develops and disseminates public information via news releases, media advisories, and website and social media postings; arranges media interviews; and is responsible for the CCC brand and marketing.

Corpsmember Kyle Lehane was looking to learn and find a passion, but he knew a classroom wasn't his thing. He found a way to keep improving and educating himself at the CCC's Fortuna Center.

A Corpsmember in safety equipment in left foreground uses a pole saw to cut tree branches in the background.

Los Angeles Center Corpsmembers spent weeks clearing drainage canals and improving access to neighborhoods in Altadena near the Angeles National Forest and homes.

Foreground is cage of bobcat, background of photo is Corpsmember looking down at shovel blade which she's holding with two hands.

Corpsmember Elisa Cano has taken full advantage of her time in the CCC. She's gone from Backcountry to Australia to doing work in her hometown of Pomona. She'll also leave with scholarship money and the passion to keep making a difference in our natural resources.


Corpsmembers get more than just experience on wildland firefighting hand crews in the CCC. They earn certifications that last for years and can help them get jobs in the fire service.

Corpsmember in full wildland fire apparel drops his left knee to the ground to use a chain saw to cut brush at ground level.

All it took was a poster to catch Frankie Perez's eyes and heart. Get Paid to Train in Wildland Firefighting. That's what sold Frankie on joining the CCC, a way to jump start his fire career.