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About Re-Use Store

About Reuse StoreThe Re-Use Store opened its doors in November 2009 as a new green business established by the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps (SRCC).  It features quality used construction materials and fixtures at low prices.  This business was created to minimize landfill disposal, offer affordable materials to consumers and train local young men and women in successful business operations.

With first-year funding from the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA), the SRCC Re-Use Store links workforce development with “green business.” SRCC hires young adults between 18-25 years old to work at the Re-Use Store as part of its larger mission to provide training and educational opportunities to young people who got off track earlier in their lives.  At the Re-Use Store, Re-Use Specialists learn transferable skills in warehouse work, inventory management, customer service, and many other related activities that will help them obtain long-term reliable employment. Also, Re-Use Specialists participate in SRCC’s ROP program to prepare themselves in other ways for a productive employment future.  They take classes in computers, personal development and career preparation (developing resumes, seeking and applying for jobs, preparing for job interviews and other skills) to help them find and secure gainful employment.

Inventory for the Re-Use Store comes from a number of sources including community, personal and business donations as well as through a partnership with the Reuse People of America (TRP) based in Oakland, CA.  Please click here if you would like to donate materials.

The Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps is a true community partnership. In over 25 years of service, the Corps has provided over 1,500,000 hours of conservation and environmental services. In that time, the Corps has changed the lives of over 5,000 young adults. The Re-Use Store is based on this same philosophy.  SRCC’s mission is to enrich the lives of young adults by providing a development program integrating education, job skills training and work experience on conservation projects and service opportunities that benefit the region and our corps members.

Founded in 1984 by the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the SRCC has two goals: to provide education, job skills, and paid employment to at-risk young adults, and to supply essential urban conservation and environmental work for the community.