How L.A.'s youth make a difference.

The primary mission of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps 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.

The LA Conservation Corps is the nation’s largest urban conservation corps and L.A.’s preeminent youth development organization. The Corps is organized around the concern that one in five of L.A.’s young adults is both out of work and out of school, and that they see no path out of poverty. The Corps gives young people the opportunity to improve their circumstances while they heal their communities.

LA Conservation Corps programs equip young people with life skills and work experience by employing them in a variety of conservation projects. The Corps ultimate goal is to prepare L.A.’s forgotten youth for post-secondary education and living wage jobs, and to inspire them to change themselves, their communities and the world.

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