Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., has launched the California Green Corps. Building up communities and the state's green workforce, the California Green Corps will place at-risk young adults aged 16-24 into jobs in the state's emerging green economy.
‘In California, we will utilize federal economic stimulus funds and public-private partnerships to help stimulate our economy while initiating actions to improve our environment,’ says Schwarzenegger.
Investing at least $10 million in federal economic stimulus funding from the U.S. Department of Labor and an additional $10 million from public-private partnerships, the initial phase of the California Green Corps will consist of a 20-month pilot program reaching at least 1,000 of California's at-risk young adults.
The program will consist of a minimum of 10 regional Green Corps throughout the state, with at least one regional Green Corps located in each of California's nine economic regions. All programs will be public-private partnerships that include green job training, a stipend, an educational requirement and community service.
SOURCE: Office of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger