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.

What We Do

Our programs offer opportunity youth paid work experience on a variety of conservation projects as well as the chance to build valuable life skills and personal resilience in a supportive environment. Some of those projects include:

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

Corpsmembers can earn a high school diploma through our affiliated charter school and the support services and case management they need to remove their 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.

OUR VALUES

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 Equity Statement

The LA Conservation Corps’ commitment to equity extends beyond the organization to our communities and environment. At the Corps, we pledge to ensure our Corpsmembers have access to a diverse collection of resources to support their needs in their personal lives and future careers, so they not only survive but thrive. We strive to seek ways to be creative and innovative to improve how we serve the environment and collaborate with the community. We promise to look for new and inspired ways to develop, build and empower our staff and Corpsmembers to be change agents for diversity, equity and inclusion.

We hope you will join us on this journey.