Los Angeles Education Corps

  • CA


2824 S. Main St
Los Angeles
United States

About Us

The Los Angeles Conservation Corps nonprofit organization and the Los Angeles Education Corps charter high school work in partnership to serve disadvantaged young adults ages 18-24 in the Los Angeles community. The primary mission of the LA 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 Education Corps- Saito HS site is a WASC accredited charter high school that serves the participants of the LA Conservation Corps and focuses on developing the education portion of the Conservation Corps’ mission. The Education Corps targets high school dropouts and/or students who were not experiencing success in their traditional larger high schools. Through small, supportive learning communities and case management services we strive to meet the educational and personal needs of our students resulting in changed lives, families, and generations. Our main purpose is to prepare underserved young people for post-secondary education and living wage jobs while also improving the environment. Our program operates under a school/work year round quarter system and offers twelve-week blocks of high school classes that are separated by alternating blocks of paid on-the-job training on work projects. Academic instruction at Young Adult Corps High School involves small classes of students who study the required core subjects needed to complete the California High School Diploma requirements including mathematics, English, science, social studies, art, computer technology and a number of elective courses.