Our Mission

To empower youth to be active and valued participants in decision making processes at all levels.


What's New at Cal Center

CA Center Supports Youth Led Program as Fiscal Host

The California Center will manage resources for the Bay Area Student Activists (BAStA) to…

The 2018 CA Toast was a success!

On May 29th we invited several female legislators to share stories and insights about women in…

Story of the Month

"In the first conference this year, we had spoken about the quality of water around my area and even the cleanest water can be deceiving.  This caused me to spread awareness of where people are getting their water."

- Christian Sanchez, Highlands High School (Green Focus)

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The California Roast

The 2019 CA Roast

Who will be the 2019 Roastee??  Updates on our next event coming soon.

The 2019 CA Roast

Welcome to the California Center for Civic Participation!

Cal Center is a non-profit civic education organization, engaging youth by sparking their interest with exposure to real excitement of the democratic process, sustaining it with active, hands-on programs on topics that are meaningful to young people.

Through our programs, thousands of young people have become active players in the public policies affecting their communities, cities and states. In addition to making informed decisions on today’s issues, youth gain the skills to thoughtfully assess questions of tomorrow!

Our Major Programs

She Shares

She Shares is a women's mentoring program that pairs young women with seasoned professional women in the Sacramento area.  The overall goal is to ensure that more women are being supported in their careers and receive additional guidance to achieve their goals. Learn more here.

TCE Youth Leadership

The California Center is a partner in creating opportunities for youth to become leaders within programs and initiatives funded by The California Endowment.  Through this work we support various state-wide projects, events and activities hosted by a number of youth organizations with whom we collaborate with.  Learn more here

Green Focus

This six month program examines some of California's most influential environmental laws while introducing students to the green career sector.  Learn more

Women in Politics

Women in Politics (WIP) is a three-day summer institute for young women from throughout the Sacramento region. Participants get a first-hand look the workings of state politics, focusing on issues affecting women and their communities. Click here to learn more about WIP!

Events

December 23, 2018

We will be closed 12/24/18 - 1/1/2019

1220 H Street, Suite 102

Our offices will be closed for a week during the holidays.

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February 3, 2019

Green Focus Conference #2

Capitol Event Center, 1020 11th Street, 3rd Floor

Green Focus youth will gather for a second time and dive further into green jobs and environmental policy.

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