Programs & services


The Center for Social & Environmental Stewardship is a 501(c)3 non-profit providing environmental employment, social services, workforce development, and nature connection opportunities for disadvantaged youth and young adults. 

Hiring our crews provides youth with valuable work and life experience while ensuring your project gets done thoroughly, safely, and with experienced leadership. Our crews deliver quality.


Watershed Restoration

  • Planning & Permitting

  • Planting & Maintenance

  • Erosion Control 

  • Monitoring & Reporting

Invasive Plant Removal

  • Hand Pulling

  • Mechanical Treatment

  • Solarization

  • Herbicide Spot Treatment

  • Native Seeding & Planting

  • Monitoring & Maintenance


Fire Fuels Management

  • ​Limbing & Thinning Trees

  • Removing Dense Brush

  • Creating Fire Breaks

  • Maintaining Defensible Space

Ecological Landscape

  • Garden Design

    • Water-Wise & Fire-Wise 

    • Habitat-Friendly & Native

    • Edible & Medicinal

  • Sheet Mulching

  • Plant & Drip Irrigation

  • Maintenance

For more information please contact: 707-838-6641, ext. 508, or by email at

Restoration program activities are conducted under California C-27 Landscaping Contractor License #457067.


Exterior & Interior Construction - Outbuildings, Sheds, Decking, Siding, Remodels, and More

  • Planning

  • Permitting

  • Remodeling

  • Wildfire Home Hardening

  • Demolition

For more information please contact: 707-838-6641, ext. 222, or by email at

Construction program activities are conducted under California Contractor License #662889.


Youth Education and Employment Services

The Youth Education and Employment Services provides teens and young adults with opportunities for employment and education development.  We offer summer jobs and work experience through the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps, job placement assistance, including resume building and mock interview workshops.  We invite local employers to give presentations about their organizations or business and possible employment opportunities. We also match youth to apprenticeship programs, assist them in GED preparation and promote school attendance and engagement.

Funding for the Youth Education and Employment Services is made available by the Sonoma County Human Services Department Employment and Training Division under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.

For more information please contact: 707-838-6641, ext. 256, or by email at


SonomaWORKS is an employment assistance and training and job retention program developed to meet the needs of Sonoma County residents who receive Temporary Aid to Needy Families.  The employment workshops and job search assistance support offer a variety of services tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual.  These services are geared to helping participants prepare themselves to compete for, obtain, and retain employment and to become independent of public assistance.  Participants are referred to the Program by Sonoma County.

For more information please contact: 707-838-6641, ext. 214, or by email at


Vista Academy Program

In partnership with Sonoma County Juvenile Probation, The Center operates an Alternative to Detention Evening Reporting Center for court-ordered youth.

Youth attending the Vista Academy Program participate in numerous pro-social development opportunities structured to assist juvenile offenders to develop ethical values that reduce the likelihood of re-arrest.

Youth attending the Vista Academy Program continue to attend school, live at home, and attend their required court hearings.

Aggression Replacement Training (ART)


Also in partnership with Sonoma County Juvenile Probation, The Center offers 10-week sessions of Aggression Replacement Training® (ART) throughout each year.  ART is a research-based, cognitive-behavioral approach for working with youth. The Center’s staff are trained and certified in providing ART. 

ART features three coordinated and integrated components:

  • Social Skills Training—Teaches participants what to do, helping them replace antisocial behaviors with positive alternatives.

  • Anger Control—Teaches participants what not to do, helping them respond to anger in a nonaggressive manner and rethink anger-provoking situations.

  • Moral Reasoning—Helps raise participants' level of fairness, justice, and concern for the needs and rights of others

For more information please contact: 707-838-6641, ext. 500, or by email at


The Center provides mental health counseling for school-aged  children and adolescents, partnering with Geyserville Unified School District.

For more information please contact:  707-838-6641, ext. 217, or by email


Windsor Wheels - Drive A Senior!

In partnership with Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging and the Town of Windsor, The Center provides rides for local homebound seniors at no cost to them in Windsor and a small portion of North Santa Rosa, thanks to our volunteer drivers.  Rides are provided for medical and social/recreational appointments, and food shopping.  

The mission of the Windsor Wheels program is to reduce isolation and increase overall wellness in our senior population.


We are recruiting for Volunteer Drivers! 

For more information please contact Nancy Caldwell, Program Coordinator:  707-838-6641, ext. 244, or by email

Contact Us

Santa Rosa Office

401 College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA   95401

Windsor Office

9619 Old Redwood Highway
Windsor, CA   95492

(707) 838-6641

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