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Traveling Tidepool!
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With your help, we are able to
improve lives of young adults
while benefiting the community.

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LA Conservation Corps
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Our Corpsmembers help us
run a hands-on SEA Lab
aquarium in Redondo Beach
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Through our programs,
many have succeeded to
graduate and receive a job.

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OUR MISSION

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.

PROGRAMS

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CORPSMEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Colin Johnson

Young Adult Corps

At nineteen, Colin moved from Guyana to the US knowing little to no English with zero academic credits. His relocation and his feeling of neglect from his parents caused him to perform poorly in school. It was at the LA Conservation Corps where he had the best high school experience, inclusive of a supportive staff that provided him with numerous opportunities to grow and better himself. “This experience helped shape who I am by making me proactive and confident.” Since earning his high school diploma, Colin has taken every opportunity to move forward in pursuing a degree in Automotive Technology and hopes to manage an auto repair shop of his own. He currently attends LA Trade Tech College and recently received the “Most Valuable Corpsmember” award for his contributions at our South LA site. Congrats, Colin!

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Vegetation Management

As part of our long-standing partnership with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), our Corpsmembers are working on a recurring, but high visibility vegetation management project for the organization. On a daily basis, our young people are conducting weed abatement, invasive species removal, habitat restoration, fire fuel reduction and brush clearing. Not only do these efforts help to protect MWD’s facilities, but they allow our Corpsmembers to learn how their work has valuable biological and ecological impacts on our waterways.