Universal National Service Principles:
The Stockton Impact Community is led by Stockton Service Corps in close partnership with their Cradle to Career and Climate Action partners. The Stockton Impact Community is dedicated to working with community partners to deliver high-impact services to Stockton and create a pathway for community leadership through service. They are driving this work by collaborating with host organizations and community partners, connecting them to resources, and facilitating partnerships to create a community of collective impact.
Stockton Service Corps is working to deepen partner capacity, support AmeriCorps members with contextualized leadership development, build a talent matching system that creates a career pathway from service, mobilize an intergenerational network of alumni, and support civic engagement. They aim to co-create an ecosystem that allows service to be accessible and sustainable.
"We are joining the Impact Community network to learn more about how to build structures that support changing systems. Our goal is to create an ecosystem that supports service and eliminates barriers to access. The changes we seek will require multifaceted solutions and we are excited to learn from partners across the country.” - Erika Hermosillo, Director of Stockton Service Corps
“After months of negotiation, a first of its kind program in California was launched in Stockton. The Stockton Service Corps program hires people to help students attend college, improve literacy and math, and help troubled students stay in school. It's being supported with an investment of $12 million over six years through the governor's office.”
"Today, Mayor Michael Tubbs joined with Josh Fryday, Chief Service Officer for California Volunteers, Stockton Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy and approximately 100 service members for an inauguration ceremony, celebrating the launch of Stockton’s new AmeriCorps initiative known as Stockton Service Corps."
Last year Stockton Service Corps hosted several meetings to listen to members of the community to determine the values that would drive the work forward. From those conversations, Stockton Service Corps distilled down 4 values that are the heart of what they do--they will do all things with justice, collaboration, hope, and community impact in mind.
As of November 2021, Stockton Service Corps is supporting about 150 corps members across 6 programs!
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