The Sequoia Community Center is a Non-Profit 501©(3) on the site of the former Sierra School at 50151 Whitaker Forest Road, Badger CA 93603. A school has been on this site for over 100 years in one form or another and now the current building and grounds are transformed into a community center serving the local communities of Badger, Miramonte and Pinehurst. The school is owned by the Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District which is generously allowing us to use the premises for only $1 a month, with the understanding that it is run by a non-profit organization that organizes activities that educate and provide services that benefit the entire community
To connect and create opportunities for the residents of Badger, Pinehurst, and Miramonte
To enrich our foothill communities and bring enhanced
value and joy to mountain life.
We opened the Center in November of 2019. Events in that year included a fundraising BBQ and auction, Red Cross classes. local history and photography classes, a mosaic class and yoga classes. However, in the spring of 2020, and in accordance with guidance from CDC and public health, the SCC Board of Directors came to the difficult decision to temporarily suspend programming at the Center.
The situation with Covid-19 continues to develop rapidly. It was necessary for us to close the Center for the time being. However, we have now partnered with Tulare FoodLink to bring food deliveries up to the Center for distribution, and with a company that delivers local produce here to those who have purchased it online a few days before. Information about these programs is on the Food Deliveries page of this website.
The Board of Directors and volunteers will continue to work behind the scenes to plan and prepare the ongoing development of the center to bring classes, programs and events in the future, and to provide what services that we can during this pandemic..
We look forward to re-opening fully when the situation is clear. Until then, we wish you all a safe and healthy autumn.
(modified due to Covid closure)
Photos of the Center
Grand Opening Celebration
These are photos of the Center, a beautiful facility that we are so lucky to have for our communities! There is one very large room with a stage at one end and a project area at the other, an office, kitchen, and library, three bathrooms (one for handicapped) a playground, large sports field, covered picnic area, and two brick buildings down the hill that used to be bus barns.
On November 16. 2019 we had our Grand Opening! Superintendent Yolanda Valdez of the Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District cut the ribbon, with Eddie Valero, Tulare County Supervisor and Lloyd McClard, longtime School Board Member from Badger.