Urban Corps serves as a bridge to a better life for young adults ages 18-26.
We provide paid job training, support services, and a second chance to earn a high school diploma, while simultaneously offering a variety of professional services to the community which helps train and employ our Corpsmembers.
Youth gain job skills on environmental, construction, and community projects. Whether planting a tree, removing graffiti, working in the San Diego River, improving a park, or rehabilitating low-income homes, our Corpsmembers improve themselves while improving the San Diego region.
Years of Experience
Serving Youth & Community
Trainee Workforce at one time
In-house Licenses & Professional Certifications
Skilled & Dedicated
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
"If it was not for Urban Corps I would not have my high school diploma. I have learned a lot from the Urban Corps staff, and I would like to thank the teachers, supervisors, and everyone else for helping me.”
– Rami Somo, Class of 2015
“I am finding more and more joy in learning and it’s a beautiful feeling. I am becoming more confident in myself every day. I used to doubt myself and think that I didn’t have the smarts to do it, but now I know that I can.”
– Louis Salazar, Class of 2015
“My experience working on the Chicano Park project has been nothing but amazing. It feels great making a change in the neighborhood you grew up in. I have learned so many skills. I feel we gave something to the community, but we also gained so much experience, responsibility, dedication and perseverance. I feel proud and now I know you can do anything you put your mind to.”
– Alfredo Silva, Class of 2015
"I have advice for others and it is to remember the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Urban Corps gave me the confidence and the skills to complete my high school diploma and be ready for what comes next"
- Raghad Al Bawab, Class of 2018
"Urban Corps taught me a lot including helping me learn what my passions were and giving me the confidence to go after them."
Jesus Touchet, Class of 2019
Mailing address: P.O. Box 80156 San Diego, CA 92138-0156
Street Address: 3127 Jefferson Street San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 235-6884 I Fax: (619) 235-5425
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 08:00AM – 4:30PM
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