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Southern California Mountains Foundation

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John Muir Charter School

Some of our corpsmembers face the added challenge of finding their way in a competitive job market without a high school diploma. In 2006 the Urban Conservation Corps established a program designed to maximize the empowerment of all of its members.

The Southern California Mountains Foundation now has two locations offering members the chance to earn a high school diploma while gaining workforce skills. Students typically complete the program in 18 or 24 months and come away with not only a diploma, but also valuable work experience that helps them transition into successful post-secondary education, and careers in professional and military sectors.

Our UCC John Muir Charter School Chapter is located at 1355 W. 26th Street, San Bernardino CA 92405 with a satellite school serving the Coachella Valley located at 81-824 Trader Place Indio, CA 92201. See www.johnmuircs.com for more information or click here for contact information to become a student.

Conservation Services

Our hard-working corpsmembers are ready to help make your next project a success.

We are experienced in fuels reduction, non-native plant removal, trail maintenance, habitat restoration, tree planting, native plant propagation, hazardous tree removal, erosion control, stream bank stabilization, Leave No Trace Education, habitat monitoring, brushing, and more. We come to job sites equipped with necessary tools and prepared to spike camp in remote sites if needed.

Visit the Get Involved page to learn more about how the Urban Conservation Corps can bolster your conservation efforts.

Urban Conservation Corps Recycling Services

Our Recycling Collection Services program teaches valuable vocational skills with a focus on technical, customer service, and job readiness. Corpsmembers ensure millions of plastic bottles, cans, and e-waste are diverted from landfills; increasing reuse while reducing environmental pollution and contamination. Schools can even schedule a visit from the Recycling Collection Services Mobile Exhibit to give students a chance to learn more about the benefits of recycling through a fun and interactive program.

Available services include:

• Bottle and can collection
• Low or no cost recycling bins
• Event recycling
• Waste tire collection
• E-waste recycling*
• Recycling Education Mobile Education Exhibit (fees may apply)

Please contact us to schedule recycling services and e-waste pickup:

Dylan Ciabatti
(909) 890-0400 

* E-waste recycling includes the following: 

Tv and CRTs monitors, flat screens, rear projection TVs

Laptops, Pc/CPUs

Stereo Equipment, radios, tape and cd players

Telephonic Equipment and walkie talkies

Small home or office appliances -no refrigerators or air conditioners

Cell phones, smart phones

Tablets and e-readers

Digital cameras, cameras

Printers, scanners


Networking/servers Equipment

Mixed Electronics Waste (keyboards, mice, network cables, chargers, peripherals, etc.)

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Travelling Education Exhibit

This travelling exhibit educates the community on recycling practices.

The Conservation Corps Mobile Recycling Exhibit is a mobile installation created to provide education about recycling best practices, and the Corps mission, to youth in schools and Inland Empire community members of all backgrounds and cultures.

The full-color panoramic displays depict Southern California wilderness with various native plants and animals, visitors engaged in several types of responsible recreation, and corpsmembers demonstrating recycling best practices. Schools can schedule a visit from the Recycling Education Mobile Exhibit to give students a chance to learn more about the benefits of recycling through a fun and interactive program. Inside is a bilingual walk-through exhibit. Walls are wrapped in art for an immersive educational experience. Imagery and messaging guide visitors through an entire day of recycling. Tactile elements displayed alongside the exhibit include “lift-up windows” that encourage visitors to interact with the information learn through self-discovery.

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