Serving local governments to address community resilience needs in

  climate adaptation

What is CivicSpark?

CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program that is dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, and mobility. CivicSpark is administered by the Local Government Commission in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.

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90 CivicSpark Fellows

Each year, CivicSpark hires 90 Fellows to implement targeted projects to support local governments throughout California.

100+ Initiatives

Each year, Fellows work on over 100 capacity building initiatives to help public agencies better respond to climate, water, housing, and mobility needs.

7 California Regions

CivicSpark operates in regions throughout California – urban centers to rural areas, north to south, and coastal to inland.

Our Impact

CivicSpark Fellows assist in many ways to build local government capacity to respond to pressing community resilience issues.

Our Projects

CivicSpark Fellows focus on a range of climate change, water, housing, and mobility projects.

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Pathway Partners

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The Local Government Commission is proud to join with California Volunteers as an implementing partner of the California Climate Action Corps – the country’s first state-level service corps and part of California’s comprehensive strategy to address the climate crisis.

Join us as a Fellow
Become part of a statewide force of emerging leaders mobilizing climate action for California communities!
CLICK HERE to apply and learn more.