The Urban Corps of San Diego County is a certified local conservation corps and charter school whose mission is to provide young adults with a high school education combined with job training and community service in the fields of conservation and recycling, which will assist youth in becoming more employable while protecting San Diego’s natural resources and instilling the importance of community service.
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What is the Urban Corps and how do we help San Diego County?
Urban Corps is a locally-based nonprofit conservation corps that provides a high school education and green job training to young adults ages 18-25. The majority of youth employed at Urban Corps did not succeed in a traditional high school setting and they have little or no job training. At Urban Corps they get a second chance to go back to school and develop new skills, while contributing to the overall quality of life in the San Diego area. Their participation increases the connection these young people feel to their community, their environment, and to their own futures. When they care about all three, it benefits us all. Urban Corps is proud to have served more than 10,000 youth since 1989.
Please join us as we celebrate what's new at Chicano Park!
Please join Urban Corps, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Councilman David Alvarez, and the Chicano Park Steering Committee as we come together for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the successful completion of the Chicano Park Recreation Improvement Project.
Where: Chicano Park, 1986 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
When: Thursday, November 5, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Who: Speakers include San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer; District 8 Councilman David Alvarez; Senator Ben Hueso, California’s 40th Senate District; Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, California’s 80th Assembly District; Tommie Camarillo, Chair of the Chicano Park Steering Committee; San Diego Park and Recreation Director Herman Parker, and Urban Corps CEO Rob Chávez, among others.
The Chicano Park Recreation Improvement Project was funded through a grant from the California Department of Housing and Community Development and made possible by Prop. 1C. Improvements include new playgrounds, a handball court, adult fitness area, a skate area, improved landscaping, and fountain restoration.
“This project is an example of acknowledging the importance of local voices within the community and showcasing the creative energy of the Urban Corps in a unique partnership with the City….we can make a difference working together.”
—City of San Diego Principal Planner Brian Schoenfisch
A New Beginning for At-Risk Youth…
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Member, East County Chamber of Commerce
Member, California YouthBuild Coalition
Member, YouthBuild USA
Member, California Association of Local Conservation Corps (CALCC)
Member, BIA of San Diego County
Certified by the California Conservation Corps
Provisionally Accredited by Corps Center of Excellence to be 21st Century Conservation
Service Corps (21CSC)