In 2000, Greater Valley Conservation Corps (GVCC), formally known as the San Joaquin Regional Conservation Corps, became a certified local corps. The GVCC is unique to this group because we are the only recognized conservation corps that is operated by a county office of education, the San Joaquin County Office of Education. GVCC currently provides 18 to 25 year olds with education, training, and employment in the fields of recycling and natural resources.
The California Association of Local Conservation Corps (CALCC) was formed in 1993 to enable California’s certified Local Conservation Corps to collaborate and provide a forum to advance the conservation corps movement in California and nationally. The CALCC represents 13 statewide certified Local Conservation Corps.
Who We Serve
The Greater Valley Conservation Corps helps youth 18 to 25 years old, with academic instruction, employment opportunities, green job training, life skills, and much more!
The GVCC serves businesses, schools, special events, nonprofits, municipalities, public works departments, and cities throughout San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Amador, and Tuolumne Counties.
4421 Giannecchini Lane, Stockton, CA 95213
The GVCC Main facility has been located just adjacent to the San Joaquin County Office of Education in Stockton for seven years. From our South Stockton location, we have built our reputation with multiple urban and rural natural resource and recycling programs in the part of the city. Now, in our eighth year, we are excited to expand this relationship with Stockton as we plan to move our headquarters downtown location in 2018.
14993 Camage Ave, Sonora, CA 95370
The GVCC Sonora Satellite in East gives GVCC crews better access to the Tuolumne foothills and the Stanislaus National Forest, where most of our natural resource projects are carried out. The Sonora facility utilizes adult educational services from the Tuolumne County Superintendents Office of Schools. The GVCC Sonora branch was founded in 2016.