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.
A New Beginning for At-Risk Youth…
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Member, San Diego Chamber of Commerce
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)