Young Adult Corps

Provides 18-to-24 year olds with an education, paid on-the-job training, and a suite of support services.

Clean & Green

Offers valuable work experience in beautifying communities for high-school age students.

The SEA Lab

Offers guests a Corpsmember-driven hands-on education about marine life and the importance of protecting our oceans.

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Our Impact*

29,234

Linear feet of trails built/maintained

364

Tons of beverage containers recycled

4,408

Trees planted

501

Young adults trained for a job

131

Corpsmember earned industry-recognized training certificates

*Fiscal Year 2016-17

CORPSMEMBER SPOTLIGHT

MELINDA ALVARADO

Melinda joined our LA River Corps crew earlier this summer after completing her year of service with the California Conservation Corps (CCC). During her time at the CCC, Melinda became passionate about the environment and working outdoors, so coming to the Corps was a natural transition for her. In her short time here, Melinda has already seen a change in herself. She credits her experience at the Corps with improving her health, making her more patient, and building up her confidence in public speaking. Melinda has shown a great passion for learning, as evidenced by her joining our new Intel Future Skills program. She said, “I’m trying to learn everything! Every detail; everything. I want to go as high as I can go, and help other people, too.” Melinda said her ultimate goal is to be a Hotshot with the U.S. Forest Service. Go, Melinda!

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PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

RIVERSIDE DRIVE MEDIAN PROJECT

In late September, our Corpsmembers completed work on the new “green” Riverside Drive median. Over the course of seven months, our crews removed layers upon layers of asphalt and concrete, and planted drought-resistant plants and trees that have beautified the Elysian Valley neighborhood. Our work on this project also helped to move us toward reducing the heat island effect that plagues our fair city. Many thanks to Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell for the opportunity to work on this project which provided our young people with work experiences that not only armed them with a new set of marketable job skills, but also instilled a sense of pride and confidence that will be with them for years to come.