Partnership spotlight archive
Our partners help make a greater collective community impact with the Sustainable Communities program.
California Conservation Corps
SMUD partnered with the California Conservation Corps, a state workforce development agency, to help them build a new training facility that provides instruction and hands-on experience for young adults seeking careers in natural resource, electric utility and emergency response fields.
This is Sacramento
SMUD partnered with several local Chambers of Commerce, Wells Fargo and Visit Sacramento to create a unique venture that celebrates Sacramento’s most important asset: diversity.
Hacker Lab is a co-working space, makerspace and hackerspace that aims to seed Sacramento startups with a locally trained workforce. Their partnership with SMUD’s Sustainable Communities allows them to provide scholarships to low-income community members to get the education and skills they need for today’s job market.
American Red Cross
Single Mom Strong
After seeing a greater need to help single mothers and their children in the Sacramento area, Single Mom Strong partnered with SMUD’s Sustainable Communities program to build their first Empowerment Center. The Center has a tech lounge, childcare center and more, and also promotes our low-income discount programs to mothers.
The SEEK program (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids), in partnership with SMUD’s Sustainable Communities program, provides third, fourth and fifth grade students an opportunity to learn computer coding, develop software and build engineering prototypes.
Roberts Family Development Center
Helping more than 700 families every day, the Roberts Family Development Center is an important community resource in Northern Sacramento. To meet the growing demands of their services, they partnered with Sustainable Communities and utilized SMUD’s Integrated Design Solutions program to launch a remodel and expansion of their facility.
SMUD partnered with City Church in Oak Park to help them convert their aging, poorly-lit sanctuary into a modern, energy-efficient community room. Now their newly-designed space is actively serving the needs of their neighborhood, including as a COVID-19 vaccination site.
Habitat for Humanity
Through our Sustainable Communities program, SMUD has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help build and upgrade homes for 50 families in need.
Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce
Hubble Traveling Exhibit
The Aerospace Museum of California, in partnership with SMUD’s Sustainable Communities program, is currently displaying the Hubble Traveling Exhibit, an immersive experience that allows visitors to interact with a replica of NASA’s Hubble Telescope.
Reach for the Stars Academy
SMUD partnered with the Reach for the Stars Academy in Oak Park to help prepare 7th grade students for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Our Sustainable Communities program funded the program, developed STEM specific curriculum support and provided mentors, speakers and a tour of an active construction site.
City of Refuge
City of Refuge is a Sacramento nonprofit whose goal is to “bring hope to those who need it the most” through housing programs for low-income women and their children. With the needs for their services growing, the nonprofit is partnering with our Sustainable Communities program to help turn an empty lot into a new three-story building that will provide shelter for an additional 28 families.