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The Urban Corps provides a life-changing opportunity to San Diego youth.

Our program’s recipe for success places young adults in positive working roles in the community, giving them a second chance to go back to school and earn a high school diploma while they learn tangible job skills and volunteer in their communities.

When you support the Urban Corps, you not only help us train and educate 400 youth per year, you help offer counseling and case management, as well as career and job placement resources designed to ensure young people achieve their goals and move on to bigger and better things, including a higher paying job and enrollment in college. More than 50 percent of graduates exit our program with a job and 95 percent enroll in college.

With a diploma and resume in hand, increased workforce experience, and renewed self esteem, our graduates are equipped with the tools they need to succeed.


Please consider designating workplace campaign contributions directly to Urban Corps:

Urban Corps CFC#: 60990

Urban Corps’ United Way Campaign #: 97082
For a United Way pledge form, click here.


Each and every contribution amounts to an important ingredient of this winning recipe:

__ $35 Pays for a pair of boots worn by Corpsmembers as they improve themselves while
conserving San Diego’s neighborhoods, public lands and waters

__ $75 Covers safety gear (hard hat, goggles, & gloves) worn by youth on the job site

__ $150 Provides materials and resources to plant a mature tree in a San Diego urban area

__ $300 Buys a weed whacker used on community service projects, or a power drill used on
the GreenBuild crew to teach youth how to install energy upgrades in homes

__ $500 Buys an iPad for student field studies, so learning can happen all over campus and on
the job, connecting vocational training to academic instruction

__ $1600 Covers the cost of a low-income Corpsmembers’ meal program for one year

When you give to Urban Corps, you make a difference in so many ways.

Youth job training becomes the service we give back to San Diego County. From the streets of City Heights and Barrio Logan, to urban watersheds like Chollas Creek and the San Diego River, to the fire-risk backcountry, 100 percent of San Diego residents benefit from Urban Corps’ conservation projects.

Now it’s your turn to give back. Please consider us this season, and pass this request on to others who care about youth and community. You can make a tax deductible donation online by clicking above or simply send a check to the address below.

On behalf of all of us – the entire staff, Board of Directors, and team of youth Corpsmembers – thank you so much for your support!

Street Address: 3127 Jefferson Street, San Diego, CA 92110
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 80156, San Diego, CA 92138
Telephone: (619) 235-6884 l Toll Free: (855) SD-CORPS

Become A Sponsor

Is your company looking to reach out to at-risk youth in San Diego? Help create a skilled, ready-to-hire workforce? Demonstrate your commitment to giving back to the community? Then consider partnering with the Urban Corps. Urban Corps has much to offer companies who share our commitment to youth and the community. We have a 17-year record of forging successful partnerships with all kinds of organizations to reach common goals. By partnering with us, the youth of San Diego along with business and community leaders from across San Diego will come to know your company as a valued supporter.

Hire An Urban Corps Crew To Provide Service To Your Community

Depending on the service you need we will send a small, enthusiastic crew of young people between the ages of 18 and 25 along with supplies and a staff supervisor to perform to your complete satisfaction.

Employ A Corps Member At Your Workplace

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

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 the Urban Corps of San Diego County, rather than sell them and donate the proceeds from the sale. By donating the securities directly, you may completely avoid the Capital Gains tax while receiving a tax deduction on the securities' increased value. The Urban Cops 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 on gifts of stock.

Did You Know?

Did you know that your gift to the Urban Corps of San Diego County can also be a tax benefit to you and your family? Please contact your financial advisor for further details and help make the coming year a brighter one for San Diego’s youth. Make your gift count today by clicking here to make an online donation to the Urban Corps of San Diego County.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many companies match employees' contributions to charity. Please check with your Human Resources Department to find out if your company has such a program. If your company does match employee contributions, please include the appropriate Matching Gift Form with your donation (your donation will help twice as much).

Planned Giving Opportunities

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

For more information about ways you can help, please contact (619) 235-6884.


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