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 January 2015, we celebrated the opening of our new tot park in Wilmington – an area that is a densely populated with several industrial sites, and transportation and port operations but very few open spaces for young children. To change this, Councilman Joe Buscaino, First 5 LA, Best Start LA, the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and your very own LA Conservation Corps partnered together to bring this new tot park to life. Corpsmembers removed over 40 tons of damaged and deteriorated safety surfacing, and more than 10 tons of concrete to make space for new slides and spinners, as well as a seesaw and balance beam! These brand new pieces of play equipment will benefit nearly 6,000 children under the age of five who live in just a two-mile radius of the park.