Created in 1988 for off track middle and high school students, Clean & Green is one of the LA Conservation Corps’ oldest ongoing youth and workforce development programs.

Each year, the program provides approximately 500 middle school and high school youth the opportunity to gain environmental work experience. During eight-week work sessions, crews of young people remove trash from neglected streets and alleys, remove graffiti and plant trees to beautify communities. In addition to this work the LA Conservation Corps’ has partnered with the LA Sanitation in order to be proactive about the state of some of the alleyways within Los Angeles, specifically in South Los Angeles, and Council District 1. LA Conservation Corps’ and its crews, regularly remove overgrown vegetation, garbage, and bulky items that are often dumped within these alleys. Crew supervisors strive to cultivate a positive work ethic in the youth that trains them to be responsible and dedicated workers, as they mentor them to help them to see the value of staying in school, preparing for college and giving back to their communities.

How to Apply

Please consider the following requirements before applying for a position with the Clean & Green Program:

You must be between the ages of 14 to 21 years old

You must be enrolled in school

You must show proof of residency in the City of Los Angeles (not LA County)

You must be able to show that you belong to a family of low income.

If the participant meets all of the above requirements and they are interested in applying to the Clean & Green program, please print out the following application to fill out and submit.

Clean & Green Application Form

Completed applications can be submitted by any of the following methods:

Dropped off at our Clean & Green office located at 1400 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Mailed in to 1400 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Attention: Clean & Green

Scan & Emailed to

If you would like more information about applying to Clean & Green, please contact Sara Zambrano, Administrative Assistant, at or 323.224.2550 ext 502.