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.
Build a Community Garden and Urban Farm in East LA
This project will provide hands-on job skills training for 100 corpsmembers each year (at risk 18-24 year old young adults) who will build and maintain the garden and urban farm to address the lack of access to fresh produce in low-income urban communities. Local pre-schoolers and students will be able to use the garden as a learning laboratory for biology, botany, ecology and nutrition classes. These lessons will teach students where their food comes from and promote healthy lifestyles. project reportread updates from the field
Little Green Fingers
Little Green Fingers is an innovative community garden program especially designed for families with children under 5-years old. We serve low-income neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County to provide access to fresh fruit and vegetables and nutrition education to help address the growing obesity epidemic. Too many communities in LA don't have affordable or even available healthy food options. By helping families learn to grow healthy food, we hope to encourage healthier eating habits. project reportread updates from the field
The SEA Lab
The SEA Lab is a free public aquarium that educates and inspires people to conserve our oceans. We provide the opportunity for visitors to touch local marine life while educating people on how they can minimize their impacts on our coastal environment. Our program provides education programs for youth often denied access to traditional marine science opportunities. Our instructors challenge the next generation of researchers and motivate them to consider a career in science. project reportread updates from the field
Jump Start Domineisha Edwards Nursing Career
Moving back and forth between Georgia and California was a difficult experience for Domineisha. She dropped out of high school after only completing her junior year. She received a medical assistant certificate but was unable to secure employment without a diploma. With the help of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Domineisha was able to enroll in High School and graduate with straight A's. This microproject will provide support for Domineisha while she completes a life changing internship. project reportread updates from the field
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