It was a week early, but the Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC) campus was the site of a grand Thanksgiving feast on Wednesday, November 16. Hundreds of SCBC clients and their families joined staff for a large and festive pre-holiday banquet.
SCBC is a collaborative effort between the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) that is specifically designed for men and women reentering the community from state prison. The dinner was an opportunity for clients and staff to celebrate the holiday with a traditional turkey dinner.
Through the SCBC, services are available to Sacramento County parolees and their families during the often overwhelming transition from prison to home. Participants are eligible to receive educational services that include literacy skills, GED and high school diplomas, math skills, vocational training referrals, substance abuse education, a four-day introductory computer literacy track, and a four-day job readiness track. Participants include men and women on parole in Sacramento County that have been referred by their parole agent.
The SCBC program applies SCOE's successful LINKS career technical education model, aimed at helping high-risk students succeed. Services are tailored to individual students based on their specific needs instead of through traditional, scripted education.
For more information about the Sacramento Community Based Coalition, call (916) 228-3377.