SSP will be working with the City of Rancho Cordova to provide home repair and improvement projects to local residents in the fall of 2015. The city is providing SSP with a $41,310 grant and is helping to coordinate volunteers for SSP’s first non-summer long term program. Because of the grant, volunteers will not need to pay to be involved in the program, allowing SSP to be more accessible for people wanting to get involved than ever before. For youth groups who want a full Weekend of Service experience in the Sacramento area, there will be a reduced fee. This funding is supported in part by the Measure H Community Enhancement Fund from the City of Rancho Cordova.
(…) volunteers will not need to pay to be involved in the program, allowing SSP to be more accessible for people wanting to get involved than ever before.
The “Rancho Cordova Neighborhood Beautification Program,” as SSP is calling it, aims to start hosting volunteers on September 21st and continue working through November 21st when the program will end. It is designed so that volunteers can choose to spend anywhere from one day to a whole week working on projects.
Some of the goals for this program are to enhance the quality of life of the city’s residents, to beautify neighborhoods, and increase community pride. This opportunity will also increase community involvement by being able to host volunteers from businesses, civic organizations, churches, schools, individuals, and the general public.
Joining our team to manage this program is Evan Griffiths, an SSP staff alumnus. Evan has been on summer staff for seven years, spending the last three as a Site Director, most recently in Chiloquin in 2015. He is a recent graduate of California State University, Long Beach where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in American Indian Studies. When asked about his role in the SSP office, Evan said,
“I’m excited to take the skills that I’ve learned during my summers with SSP and apply them to an urban and long-term program.”
To learn more, download a work request form or sign up to volunteer, visit our Rancho Cordova Neighborhood Beautification Program page.