The LA Conservation Corps:

Puts our Corpsmembers First. We are committed to ensuring our Corpsmembers have access to the support they need in their personal lives and in their careers so they not only survive but thrive.

Is focused on Creativity & Innovation. We seek ways in which we can not only improve how we service the community, but we also actively look for new and inspired ways to develop our staff and Corpsmembers.

Believes in Collaboration. We know that when we stand together and work collectively to achieve a common goal, great things are possible.

Cares about Growth & Development. We encourage our staff and Corpsmembers to explore every possible professional development opportunity. When we improve ourselves, we improve the LA Conservation Corps and the community at large.

Communicates with Integrity & Transparency. We believe that when we communicate openly and honestly, it builds a foundation of trust which improves our ability to serve and achieve our goals.

Our Mission

is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.


The Los Angeles Conservation Corps is an environmentally focused youth development organization.

We transform the lives of youth from disadvantaged communities through work and education.

Work projects improve the quality of life for our communities and protect the environment for future generations.


Our programs equip young Corpsmembers with life skills and work experience by employing them in a variety of conservation projects.  Some of those projects include:

  • building parks and community gardens,
  • planting trees,
  • refurbishing hiking trails,
  • removing graffiti, and
  • cleaning alleyways. 

We provide them with a high school education in our affiliated charter school and the support services and case management they need to remove the barriers to success.

Our goal is to give under-served young adults the chance for a meaningful, living-wage job with a career pathway or college or vocational school experience with future prospects for employment.