Governor Gavin Newsom, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday recently worked alongside volunteers in Fresno to highlight service opportunities and support United Way’s community garden. Rafael Gomez from the California Climate Action Corp, a service corps that’s taking meaningful action to safeguard the climate, joined the event. TEC is proud to support Rafael and over 100 other Climate Corps fellows across the state with mentorship and career development each year.
“Giving out healthy food and planting in a community garden was a great way to connect with and be of service to our local community,” said Rafael, when asked about the event. “Planting broccoli alongside the Governor reminded me that it’s not only the people of Fresno who are dedicated to fighting climate change, the entire state is behind us, working towards one unifying vision of the future,” said Robbie Cordova, a Climate Action Corps Team Leader.
Volunteers worked together to tend to crop boxes and plant food for a community garden. We can’t wait to see what Rafael, Robbie and other Climate Corps members accomplish next!
Check out a video of the event here. Or, to learn more about TEC’s workforce development efforts with organizations like California Volunteers, Bay Area Community Resources, and the California Climate Action Corps program, check out our What We Do page.