Thanks to the innovative vision of CEO Wendy Butts, the Corps has utilized technology to inform Corpsmembers and the community about how to stay healthy, safe and informed around issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are utilizing our web site, YouTube channel, SoundCloud channel, and social media to spread informative messages about how we … Read more

Help revitalize our communities. Sign up to participate in our LA Corps EPA Environmental Workforce Training. Be one of 60 “Brownfields” Program trainees to participate in this year’s FREE environmental workforce job development training, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and led by the LA Corps. “During the Brownfields training we learned about the … Read more

When a young person enters his/her first job experience, there’s bound to be several lessons ahead. The Clean & Green Program is no exception, as it’s often a Corpsmember’s first job and first opportunity to earn a paycheck. This program, funded through the City of Los Angeles and the individual LA City Council Districts, focuses … Read more

This year the Corps helped launch the Green Together Collaborative, a grassroots initiative to increase the climate resilience of Pacoima and Sun Valley through tree planting, solar panel installation, and active transportation. The northeast San Fernando Valley suffers from numerous environmental hazards including three elevated freeways, industrial uses, and a commercial airport. It is also … Read more

A Corpsmember Builds Confidence through Hard Work, Camaraderie, and New Experiences   It felt good to join the Corps.    My previous receptionist jobs weren’t hands-on. The Corps is so different—I never had a job like this. I really got my feet wet and had to grow thick skin.  At first, it was hard work being out there with the … Read more

Jasmin Angeles Zuniga is an alumna Corpsmember who joined the Corps in 2014. Often the only woman in a crew of men, she earned the respect of her peers through hard work and determination. A stellar Corpsmember, she delivered speeches at Corps events, traveled to the state and national Capitols with the Corps, and was … Read more

Dear Friend of the Corps, Have you ever stopped to think about what gives you the strength to face your toughest challenges and believe you will succeed? For young people like Natalie, it is the Corps. “The Corps to me is like a backbone,” she will tell you. When she came to the Corps, Natalie … Read more

MEDIA ALERT Young adults searching for an opportunity to better their future should attend the Annual LA Corps College and Career Fair in Watts. The LA Corps and WLCAC bring together over 30 employers and colleges on January 31 Los Angeles, CA—-January 2020—-The LA Conservation Corps (LA Corps) and the Watts Labor Community Action Committee … Read more

PRESS RELEASE Artist Brings Awareness to Nonprofit with “Promised Land” Paintings Artist Jay Bell Activates Lobby of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps Los Angeles, CA—–December 5, 2019—–Award-winning artist, Jay Bell recently installed his work at the Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LA Corps) John Van de Kamp Center located at 1400 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, … Read more

Recycling has always been a mainstay of Corps activities. Thanks to a new initiative from longtime-funder CalRecycle, this year we expanded from recycling CRV containers, e-waste, tires and mattresses to the innovative idea of recovering and recycling food waste.  Heading up this unique community mobilization project in the San Fernando Valley is a small team … Read more