The Resilience Corps seeks to support unemployed and underemployed young adults through living-wage employment and work experience opportunities. San José has many potential jobs doing critically important work to create a more climate-smart and resilient future for our city; allowing residents to get paychecks into pockets while hugely benefitting our community at large.
Being part of the Resilience Corps has taught me how to think positively. I never imagined myself using tools like these, but now I have the confidence to try new things and learn new skills."
Rosalina Lopez, Resilience Corpsmember
Service to self
Participants receive environmental education, one-on-one career navigation, support with resumes, interview preparation, and professional networking opportunities to connect with colleges, local businesses, and more!
Personal and professional development opportunities
Environmental education on wildfires, water conservation, and climate change
Industry-recognized certifications and technical skills training
Service to community
The Resilience Corps works to improve the public spaces in San José, California. Increasing accessibility and safety in parks and green spaces is our top priority. Having corpsmembers work to improve the environmental degradation that is present in their own neighborhoods is the very definition of a Just Transition.
Service to environment
Corpsmembers combat the effects of climate change through working on projects that conserve water, prevent wildfires, and restore native habitats. Resilience crews also work on critical infrastructures and landscape management projects such as park and trail maintenance, watershed protection, and tree planting.
Resilience Corps Food Security Program
On average, corpsmembers help ensure that 400,000 people a month who need a healthy meal in our community can get one. Hear from our food boxing corpsmembers and see how they are changing the lives of others and making the world a better place with our partner, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley.