Through our programs,
many have succeeded to
graduate and receive a job.
Our primary 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.
Clean & Green
Chanzel moved to Arizona at a young age to live with her father. Living with an alcoholic dad and being separated from her mother was not easy. She was the mother figure to her younger sister. After seven years she returned to Los Angeles to live with her mother. After seeing an LA Corps poster, Chanzel decided to apply for a Clean & Green job. “The LA Conservation Corps helped me realize that everyone has an opportunity to do something in life and everyone has the right to be happy.” Chanzel wants to be a veterinarian because she has a passion for animals and enjoys math and science.
In 2013, corpsmembers built the first phase of the new four-acre nature park in Compton, one of LA County’s most green-poor communities.The park is located at Washington Elementary School adjacent to the Compton Creek Trail and will be a living laboratory for community members and nature lovers. The 2nd and 3rd phases are slated to break ground in late 2014.