Common Ground

Cloud Wise Academy was formed to teach in-demand technical skills that employers are searching for in today’s market. There is currently a significant gap between the number of jobs open requiring these types of skills and the number of people in Shasta County who possess these skills.

There are smart people with a good work ethic, such as returning vets, who would be quite suitable for those high-demand jobs, if they had the right skills. They just need to be trained, and trained in the right way.

Common Ground For Common Good: Stable Hands

Jan 31, 2017

Stable Hands’ mission is to promote physical, mental, and social health through equine assisted activities and therapy.

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service provides low-cost or free mental health, housing, vocational and support services to individuals and families in California’s Northern Sacramento Valley.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a fun, non-profit 300-acre gathering place in Redding featuring the Sundial Bridge, a museum, forestry & wildlife center, and arboretum and botanical gardens. At the gateway to the Sacramento River Trails, Turtle Bay celebrates far Northern California as part of the world we share. 

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum is a self-supported, volunteer-operated museum with a 501(c)(3) tax status. The museum’s mission is to assist in “Illuminating the past, present, and future of the Mount Shasta Region.” To fulfill this mission, the museum houses exhibits on the history and science related to Mt. Shasta and the surrounding areas.

Journey Home is a ministry of the Good News Rescue Mission born out of the Safe City Project. It is designed to help people reconnect with family, employment and other opportunities that are located outside our community.

Currently, the Siskiyou Family YMCA fills a huge void in what is an economically disadvantaged area, currently referred to as “frontier” in extreme Northern California. 

There are few fitness or recreation opportunities for youth and the YMCA is a focal point for healthy activity. A large part of the community's recreation programs take place at the YMCA. Those activities include youth and adult sports leagues, camps, arts & enrichment programs, birthday parties and even whitewater rafting!

On this episode of Common Ground for Common Good, we talk with Bob Douglas, president of the board of directors for the State Theatre for the Arts in Red Bluff, about the ongoing restoration of the historic downtown theatre, first built in 1908.

Two years after the devastating Boles fire in Weed, the community is still rebuilding. The Weed Long-Term Recovery Group is behind much of the ongoing efforts to recover what was lost. 

Common Ground For Common Good: First 5 Shasta

Nov 29, 2016

First 5 Shasta is a public organization that was created in 1998 when California voters passed Proposition 10, known as “The Children and Families Act.” First 5 Shasta partners with agencies, educators, and local groups to support the healthy development of children ages 0-to-5, creating and implementing a strategic plan to guide the use of Proposition 10 tobacco tax revenues.