EIN 95-4002138

Los Angeles Conservation Corps

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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.

Program areas at Los Angeles Conservation Corps

CONSERVATION PROGRAMS - The Los Angeles Conservation Corps Conservation Programs consist of two components: Young Adult Corps and Corpsmember Development. Young Adult Corps (serves youth ages 18 to 24 at sites in Northeast, South, and East Los Angeles; Compton; and, the San Fernando Valley): The Young Adult Corps provides paid on-the-job training, a high school diploma program and case management/transition support services to approximately 400 corpsmembers each year. Corpsmembers earn a wage while performing basic-through-advanced environmental and conservation-related service projects, such as habitat restoration, tree planting and urban forestry, park and trail construction, water-efficient landscaping, graffiti removal, community garden development, recycling and natural disaster preparation/response. Corpsmembers can also participate in highly specialized job training programs, including the ENVIRONMENTAL WORKFORCE DEVeLOPMENT AND Job Training Program to become certified in hazardous waste removal or other vocational programs such as the YouthBuild Job Training Program to receive hands-on construction experience. Clean & Green (serving youth ages 14 to 21 from the Corps site in Northeast Los Angeles): Clean & Green provides a year-round, SHORT-TERM paid job training program that employs approximately 200 high school students and graduates (14 - 21 years old) each year to work on urban beautification projects. Students learn responsibility by developing their work Habits while earning a much-needed paycheck that contributes to their households. Corpsmember Development Programs: Corpsmember Development Programs consist of two components: Development/Transition and Education Programs. Development/Transition Programs - Case managers help corpsmembers address their personal, family and other issues that have previously hampered their success in school and work. These obstacles and barriers often include: homelessness or risk of becoming homeless; substance abuse; health needs (mental, physical, dental and vision); emotional problems (grief counseling, anger management, conflict resolution and racial/gender/sexual orientation tolerance); family issues (unity, supervision, family conflict, and reunification) and transportation and legal entanglements (child support, warrants, tickets, and probation or parole issues). Case managers work with corpsmembers to develop roadmaps and plan out the practical steps they need to take to achieve their personal, educational and career goals. Additional services available to corpsmembers include individual and group counseling services, life skills workshops, youth mentoring services and other college/career services that will help them successfully exit the Corps into a job, post-secondary education or advanced training. Also, any corpsmember who exits the Young Adult Corps is tracked by a case manager for up to twelve months and is provided with the necessary follow-up services to ensure their success with full-time employment and, if applicable, their educational and/or vocational training endeavors. Education Programs - LA Conservation Corps Education Program serves CORPSMEMBERS AND OTHER youth ages 18 to 24 through a charter school partnership WITH THE LOS ANGELES EDUCATION CORPS (LAEC). LAEC'S EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT 2 Los Angeles sites serve approximately 200 youth who have been expelled, dropped out or never even started high school. These youth are given a second chance to earn a state-accredited high school diploma. Academics are complemented by an environmental education curriculum, experiential learning activities, college preparatory services, career preparation and work readiness services and case management. Corps-administered college and vocational scholarship opportunities are also available through both in-house and outside opportunities.
Special Projects - From time to time, the Corps will undertake certain Special Projects consisting of conservation-related activities sponsored by outside agencies and local governments. There were no special projects conducted during the year ended June 30, 2020.
AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM - The After School Program (serving elementary and middle school children) provides homework assistance, academic support and enrichment along with recreation activities to approximately 8,000 children at 21 Los Angeles Unified School District campuses. Academic enrichment activities emphasize conservation, the environment, science, technology, engineering and math. Children also join in art, music and sports activities, serve as teacher aides and participate in on-campus service-learning projects to further connect their classrooms to their daily lives. The program provides working parents in low-income communities with safe and free supervision and care for their children during the hours after school when children this age may encounter unsafe, unsupervised activities that lead to poor school attendance, risky behaviors and low educational achievement.

Form 990s for Los Angeles Conservation Corps

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-03-31990View PDF
2019-062020-02-18990View PDF
2018-062019-02-21990View PDF
2017-062018-03-14990View PDF
2016-062017-03-27990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Los Angeles Conservation Corps

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Forest FoundationSupport Us National Forests and Grasslands$134,019
 Subscribe to viewTo Create A Solid Mentoring Component in Youthbuild Programs.to Support Building Increased Efficacy, Cohesion and Innovation in the Youthbuild Network.to Support Program on Substance Abuse Prevention and Early Intervention.$105,285
 Subscribe to viewGreen Career Pathways Program$35,000
...and 7 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of LaborYOUTHBUILD$273,667
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...and 19 more federal grants / contracts

Grants made by Los Angeles Conservation Corps

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Russell Kantor Next Step FundReturn of Unused Scholarships$5,944

Financials for Los Angeles Conservation Corps

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$19,166,485
Program services$1,593,698
Investment income and dividends$3,950
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$1,762
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$245
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$386
Miscellaneous revenues$104,322
Total revenues$20,870,848

Personnel at Los Angeles Conservation Corps

Wendy ButtsChief Executive Officer$176,347
Lloyd WrightChief Financial Officer$138,461
Bo Savage|deputy Director, Operations
 Subscribe to view|development and Communications Director$113,086
 Subscribe to viewSenior Director - After School PRGM$108,637
...and 13 more key personnel

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PO Box 861658
Los Angeles, CA 90086
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Website URL
(213) 362-9000
Facebook page
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
O50: Youth Development Programs, Other
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
Parent/child status