Together, we are Urban Corps.

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Every dollar counts!

Your donation of ANY size will help us serve young adults across our county!

Urban Corps of San Diego County is a certified local conservation corps whose mission is to provide young adults ages 18 to 26 with the tools for a better life through education, life skills training and paid work experience on projects that benefit San Diego County.

Our unique work-learn program allows youth to finish high school through Urban Corps Charter School while receiving a paycheck for learning real-world job skills that help the community such as:

There is no enrollment fee to join Urban Corps and ALL funds raised stay in San Diego County.

Ways to Give


provides personal protective equipment for a Corpsmember – gloves, eyeglasses and more.


provides one pair of steel-toed boots for a Corpsmember.


provides a bus pass for our students. 90% of our students rely on public transportation to get to and from work.


covers fees for certifications available to Corpsmembers – from forklift training, OSHA 10, to CPR and could even cover driver’s license fees!

Give as much or little as you want!

Urban Corps of San Diego County has partnered with Give Lively to securely process all online donations.

Use the form to donate to Urban Corps in whatever capacity you see fit!

91 cents of every donated dollar we receive is directly invested in delivering services to the young adults in our program.

Please also scroll down to learn about other ways to support our mission to provide a second chance to young adults in our county.

Thank you so much for choosing Urban Corps of San Diego County!

EIN (Tax ID) is 33-0352148

Additional Options

Donate via Check

You can donate by mailing a check. Our mailing address is PO Box 80156, San Diego, CA 92138

Hire a Corpsmember!

Give a young person a job.
Our staff can help pre-screen candidates for you and provide follow-up support for an entire year.

Workplace Giving Campaign

Workplace giving is a means by which employees donate annually through payroll pledges. You can contribute through an existing workplace giving campaign or start your own.

Become a Sponsor and/or Hire an Urban Corps Crew

Urban Corps has much to offer those who share our commitment to youth and community. You can help create a skilled, ready-to-hire workforce while demonstrating your commitment to giving back to San Diego. 

Depending on the service you need, we will send an enthusiastic group of young people between the ages of 18 and 26 along with supplies and a skilled working staff supervisor to complete your job.

Give a Gift of Stock

If you own stocks and bonds that have increased in value, it may be more advantageous to donate these securities to Urban Corps of San Diego County rather than sell them and donate the proceeds from the sale. By donating the securities directly, you may avoid Capital Gains tax while receiving a tax deduction on the securities’ increased value. 

Urban Corps of San Diego County can transact your gift of securities quickly and inexpensively, so your donation will have the greatest possible impact. Please contact your financial advisor for further details.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many donors want to ensure that our work is well-funded for years to come. There are numerous ways to help Urban Corps prepare for the future through gift planning; some options offer significant financial benefits for the donor. Please contact your financial advisor for further details on planned giving opportunities.

Reach out to our team today.