What is the West Sacramento Home Run?

The Home Run is a multipronged initiative designed to help families prepare their kids for school and plan for college, to help students gain work experience and skills, and to build a talent pipeline for local businesses.

Our two career readiness programs are:

Paid Summer Internships for High School Students

The Home Run includes an 8-week summer internship program for local high school students. Interns receive training and are paid by the City, which works with the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce to recruit employers to host interns.

Digital Badges

The Home Run team also offers students the opportunity to enhance their work readiness skills by earning digital badges—online “micro-credentials” that can be shared with employers as evidence of their skills.

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Both programs aim to prepare students with the transferrable skills they need to succeed in any workplace or career path. For details, see the Paid Internships and Digital Badges pages.

To learn more about additional Home Run programs offered, please visit City of West Sacramento’s Home Run website.

Interested in partnering with the West Sacramento Home Run Program?

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Melina holding Certificate of Achievement and taking picture with Sam

Home Run Partners

The Home Run team works closely with the Washington Unified School District to promote digital badges and recruit qualified students for the internship program. The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce assists the Home Run team in recruiting local businesses and organizations to host interns.


Denice Domke
CEO, West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce

Know that you are making a difference in a young resident’s life. Know that you will learn also! I’ve learned lots of technical skills from our interns. And know that at the end of the day you’re doing the right thing.

2021 Home Run Intern, We Grow Urban Farm

Doing things like this—doing things outside of your comfort zone—is always good for you, and you learn from it.