LA Conservation Corps

The LA Conservation Corps' 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.

LA Conservation Corps
605 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 450
Los Angeles, CA 90015
United States
213-362-9000
http://www.lacorps.org

CEO

Wendy Butts

Management Team

Wendy Butts, Bo Savage, Trina Nguyen, Christy Hodson

Board of Directors

Helenann Hirsch, Heidi Schulman, Teresa Burton, Antonio Manning, Bryan LeRoy, Ann Hollister, Dana Treister, Samantha Martinez, Risa Green, John Rego, Jimmie Cho, Albert Chavez, Mercedes Morton, John Van De Kamp, Mary Leslie, Phil Recht, Julie Waxman, Anne Freiermuth, Gary Dunn, Marisol Rodriguez

Project Leaders

Roxana Aguilar
Brent Scheiwe
Ruben Aronin
Tiffany Leung

Mission

The LA Conservation Corps' 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

The Los Angeles Conservation Corps was founded in 1986 and has grown into the largest urban conservation corps in the nation with a full-time staff of over 100 employees serving over 11,000 young people each year. Conservation Work Programs: Young Adult Corps-a youth and workforce development program provides 18 to 24 year olds with alternating sessions of school and work, giving corpsmembers the opportunity to gain invaluable paid work experience while working towards their High School Diploma and their future goals. Clean & Green-a youth development program that gives 500 middle and high school youth the opportunity to gain environmental work experience-which includes trash and graffiti removal and tree planting projects. Education Programs: After School Program-an after school enrichment program that offers tutoring and mentoring services to 10,000 elementary and middle school students at 16 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools. SEA Lab-a marine conservation and education program, operating from a hands-on science center located in the City of Redondo Beach, educates over 30,000 youth about marine life and the importance of protecting our oceans. Corpsmember Development: The Corps provides high-quality case management, counseling, life skills training, and transitional services to the young people enrolled in our programs to help them address the issues that led them to drop out of high school or to be unsuccessful in their jobs. Case managers also help corpsmembers transition from the Corps into work, college, or trade school and track their progress for 12 months post-program. Additionally, we provide a scholarship program for participants that elect to enroll in post-secondary education.

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